Is Bunion Laser Treatment Possible?

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Is Bunion Laser Treatment Possible?  A popular misconception is that a high powered laser may be a futuristic way to remove bunions.  Many people ask themselves, “Could Laser Therapy be a solution to my foot pain?” In a recent Huffington Post article by Dr. Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C... Read More

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Carefree flip flops are not always a smart summer choice

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Your favorite pair of comfy flip flops could be the reason for your foot pain. In a summer of record-breaking heat, many Americans find it easy to throw on a pair of flip flops and head out the door. However, a recent study shows that this popular shoe provides little to no arch support. To prevent... Read More

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Running correctly can lessen your chance of foot injury

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Many sports lovers and athletes already know the positive benefits of running for exercise and fun. However, because of many sports-related injuries occurring in the feet, the type of sport you are participating in could have long-term implications if proper precautions are not taken. According to t... Read More

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Lithuanian basketball team captain out of London Olympic Games due to stress fracture in foot

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A trip to London is cut short for on Olympian due to a common foot problem. With high hopes for Lithuania in the summer games after they knocked out Venezuela on their trip to London, their team captain and 2001 NBA draft pick Robertas Jaktovas looked visibly upset with pain on the foot during their... Read More

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Pitt football player recovers from foot pain, gears up for fall season

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Last season, Pitt center Ryan Turnley experienced torn plantar fascia in both feet during games against Utah and the University of Connecticut. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the feet, and damage to the structure can result in severe foot pain and immobility. Ho... Read More

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Hammertoe correction center begins enrolling patients in New Jersey

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A new study focuses on bunion patient’s treatment. Reaching its 1,000th bunion surgery since it opened, Nextremity Solutions in New Jersey is now beginning a post-clinical study on the reversal and side effects of reversible operations on hammertoes. The study will focus on the early outcomes... Read More

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How to prevent foot pain when getting a pedicure

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Ladies who get their feet prettied professionally with pedicures may want to keep a few tips in mind before heading to the salon, as unsanitary tools or inexperienced nail technicians may cause infection and foot pain. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states that foot spas have been... Read More

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Don’t let the summer sun be a pain in the feet

  It feels great to free toes from the confines of sneakers when it gets warm outside, but sporting barely-there sandals and going barefoot exposes the feet to the sun's harmful UV rays. Moreover, trekking around in public in sparse footwear can leave the feet susceptible to viruses and ba... Read More

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Eating an anti-inflammatory diet can help curb foot pain

Omega-3's are key proteins that reduce your risk of arthritis. Those looking for relief from bunions might find the answer to their foot woes right inside their refrigerator. Foods with a high levels of Omega-3 and fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation that can lead to a bunion and... Read More

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Don’t confuse gout with bunions

Individuals who develop inflamed bumps at the base of their big toe may be wondering what brought on the deformity. The fact that certain conditions can sometimes mimic each other further complicates matters, but there are differences between gout and bunions, both of which can cause the telltale re... Read More

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