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Attractive Shoes Often Cause Unattractive Foot Conditions

bunion-skeleton.pngAccording to WRIC Newsroom, going for style at the cost of size or comfort makes you in the majority of people when it comes to your wardrobe.  "I adore shoes," says teenager Alaini Snoot as she rummages through the aisles at a Short Pump Saxon Shoes. The 17 year old claims that she owns more shoes than she can count on her two hands. "Every shoe I go for is going to be fun and cute." Snoot says.

Saxon Shoes President Gary Weiner says "When they like something, they really want it. Sometimes size goes out the window."  Unfortunately, wearing the wrong shoes is when complications of the feet such as bunions and foot pain can develop. Often times, they are results of poor footwear.  

Bunions are a very common foot condition. If you suffer from bunions, see podiatrist Dr. Edward Lang of New Orleans Podiatry Associates. Dr. Lang can provide assistance with your foot and ankle needs.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth enlargement, usually located at the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The swelling occurs by the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot. This causes the area around the base of the big to become inflamed and often painful.

Why do Bunions Form?

·         Genetics – susceptibility to bunions are often hereditary, particularly among Caucasians
·         Stress on the feet – poorly fitted and uncomfortable footwear that place undue stress on feet, such as heels and stilettos, can cause bunions to form

How are Bunions Diagnosed?

Podiatrists knowledgeable in anatomy and foot structure can be able to diagnose bunions through the following two methods:

·         Blood Tests – to help rule out other conditions while finding underlying causes to bunions, especially from disease
·         Radiological Exam- X-rays can show whether there are any joint enlargements near the toe’s base, which can indicate a bunion

To learn more about treatment procedures on bunions, please follow link below.

If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices in New Orleans, LA or Metairie, LA.We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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