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Medical Myth Buster: Green Alcohol for Foot Pain!? In the last few months I have had a rash of patients come in to the office describing the usage of green alcohol for just about every foot ailment under the sun. Patients have attempted using this product for the relief of pain from ingrown nails, ankle sprains, bunions and pretty much anything else you could...
Severe Post Bunion Surgery Pain? True or False!   True or False: My Feet Will Hurt So Much After Bunion Surgery! Most patients are pleasantly surprised that the pain they experience after bunion surgery is not nearly as severe as they were lead to believe it may be by family members or friends.  The pain experienced after the surgery can be minimized by following...
How Do I Stop Bunions from Coming Back!?            When a patient elects to surgically correct a bunion deformity, both the physician and the patient invest so much time and energy. In addition to performing the bunion correction, the physician analyzes angular deformity and chooses from multiple different surgical procedure options to fit the patient and the patient’s expectations. Moreover, the patient makes...

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Do Pointy Shoes Cause Bunions? Bunion myths. There are a boat load of them out there, and today I’d like to dispel one in particular. The Myth: Bunions are caused by wearing pointy shoes. The Truth: as one of my mentors used to say, all you did was select the wrong Mom and Dad. This is a cute way of...

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This fun bun-ion quiz has been brought to you by your friendly neighborhood podiatrist, Dr. Kristian Jeffress, DPM. 1.  What is a bunion?   A bunion is an enlargement of the of the bone and soft tissue surrounding the big toe. This makes your foot look like you have a bump on the inside of the...

Posted by on in Diabetic foot care
More than half the women in America have bunions, a common deformity often blamed on wearing tight, narrow shoes. Bunions cause the base of your big toe (Metatarsophalangeal Joint) to enlarge and protrude. The skin over it may be red and tender. Wearing any type of shoe may be painful. This joint flexes with every step...

Posted by on in Diabetic foot care
Do you live in a large city were you are walking a long distance to get to work? Are you on your feet walking the majority of the day? Well, are you wearing the proper type of shoes for the type of walking that you are enduring? Even if you are going out to run some...
Women all around the world love, love, love their high heel shoes. In the media there are reminders of new fashionable trends in footwear. What do you know- your favorite celebrity just wouldn't happen to be performing the most difficult choreography in the flashiest Ferragamo 6 inch stilettos... Wow, now that's how I want to look...
Neglecting Immediate Treatment by a Podiatrist May Lead to Long-Term Foot AilmentsWhile foot problems such as bunions, corns and dry, cracked skin affect many Americans on a daily basis, one particular ailment—heel pain—stands out among foot disorders, according to a new survey.A 2009 survey, which polled close to 420 Americans aged 18 and older, found that...

Posted by on in Healthy tips for your feet
Vitoria Beckham also known as Posh from the 90's female pop group Spice Girls, suffers from serious bunion problems. Her celebrity profile is known for religiously wearing very high heels. Beckham should want to consider the hour long procedure to straighten her big toe and joint. This can also take several months to recover from.Bunions are...

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