Stretches may alleviate foot pain when getting back into exercise this spring

Exercising with DVD assistance may help ease bunion pain
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If you've spent the past few months indoors to avoid icy sidewalks and blustery winds, your joints, muscles and tendons may experience a bit of a shock once you begin moving again.

As a result, consider getting back into your exercise routine gradually. For instance, if you're a runner, begin by doing interval training, which consists of brief periods of sprinting with walking in between.

Additionally, stretching can make a big difference in muscle flexibility, which can potentially prevent injury or general foot pain.

One good exercise to warm up the feet, arms and hamstrings is to sit on the floor with legs stretched out in front of you. Grab your toes – or loop a hand towel around them if you can't reach – and gently pull your feet toward your body.

If you have bunions, be sure to pay special attention to the feet. Holding your big toe straight for 20-second intervals may help increase flexibility in the affected area. Additionally, using orthotics during a workout and bunion splints post-exercise may help reduce the appearance of bony deformities.

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Many women exacerbate their bunions with the click of a mouse

Researchers at ShopSmart magazine conducted a survey which reveals that nearly 30 percent of women in the U.S. report buying shoes at online retailers on a regular basis, a percentage that’s just about doubled in the past four years.

Winter weight gain may be to blame for fallen arches
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Winter weight gain may be to blame for fallen arches

Like many Americans, you may have put on a few pounds over the past couple of months.

Choosing an athletic shoe takes consideration
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Choosing an athletic shoe takes consideration

Shoes are an integral part of optimal performance and injury prevention for many athletes, reports Reuters.

Prep your bunions before going on vacation
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Prep your bunions before going on vacation

If you’re one of the many people heading to a tropical climate to escape the late-winter blues, it may be a good idea to peel back those heavy wool socks and have a look at the state of your feet.

Exercising with DVD assistance may help ease bunion pain
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Exercising with DVD assistance may help ease bunion pain

Osteoarthritis causes pain, joint stiffness and, in some cases, bunion and hammer toe.

Your local shoe repair shop can adjust shoes to suit bunions and hammer toe
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Your local shoe repair shop can adjust shoes to suit bunions, hammer toe

Having a hard time finding shoes that don’t squeeze your bunions or hammer toe?

Got bunions You may want to heed warnings about the dangers of flip flops
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Got bunions? You may want to heed warnings about the dangers of flip flops

Warm weather is approaching, and that may have many people perusing the new selections of summer sandals and flip flops.

Aging runners should engage in specific training
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Aging runners should engage in specific training

Seniors who continue to enjoy running into their golden years are making good efforts toward maintaining overall health as they get older.

Quality footwear is especially important for people with arthritis
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Quality footwear is especially important for people with arthritis

People with arthritis may already know about the foot problems it can cause, such as bunions or hammer toe.