Choosing an athletic shoe takes consideration
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Shoes are an integral part of optimal performance and injury prevention for many athletes, reports Reuters.

Since not all feet were created equal, the article gives advice on choosing the appropriate footwear based on sport-of-choice and personal needs.

"Your shoes are, from safety and comfort standpoint, the most important thing about your fitness," said Kevin Burns of the American Council on Exercise, quoted by the news source. "They are the most important success tool one can invest in."

Cross training shoes may be suitable for individuals who go running some days, play tennis on others and engage in the occasional basketball game. However, people who specialize in one activity should choose footwear made especially for that sport.

Individuals can tell if they have misalignment by looking at the wear and tear on an old pair of sneakers. For instance, people with bunions will likely have worn fabric near the big toe join.

WeFitShoes.com, a New Balance website, has a special section to help individuals with bunions find athletic shoes. The brand offers a variety of models that have wide toe boxes, designed especially for individuals with bunions.

Additionally, bunion splints or orthotics may help correct the bony deformity without the need for painful bunion surgery.  

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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.

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

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.

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.