Bunions are one of the most common foot ailments treated by podiatrists, especially in women.
BETHESDA, Md., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) today launches a new online educational resource for those wondering what that bump next to their big toe might be … a bunion? The Beat Bunion Blues campaign aims to educate and inform women, who tend to experience bunions more often than men, about prevention, causes, and the expert medical treatment only today's podiatrists can provide due to their specialized education, training, and experience.
"Bunions are very common among women today, and we want to provide the best information available about how to successfully treat the condition," said Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM, APMA president. "Foot pain is not normal, including bunions, which can be very uncomfortable and, in some cases, even debilitating. There are numerous conservative and surgical treatment options today's podiatrist can provide to patients with bunions. We perform more bunion surgeries than any other medical professional in the US."
While the main cause of a bunion is hereditary, there are preventative measures women can take to properly care for their feet and lessen the impact of a bunion. Whether it's limiting the time wearing high heels or visiting today's podiatrist for a custom prescription orthotic for proper alignment, the Beat Bunion Blues campaign covers it. For more information on Beat Bunion Blues and essential tips on foot care for women, visit www.apma.org/bunion.
APMA also is launching a dedicated Pinterest board for Beat Bunion Blues!
APMA thanks Spenco for its Beat Bunion Blues campaign support.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is the nation's leading professional organization for today's podiatrists. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are qualified by their education, training, and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. APMA has 53 state component locations across the United States and its territories, with a membership of more than 12,000 podiatrists. All practicing APMA members are licensed by the state in which they practice podiatric medicine. For more information, visit www.apma.org.
SOURCE American Podiatric Medical Association