Bunion Aid® Press Releases

Tiburon, CA - April 27, 2011- What comes first, obesity or foot problems like bunions? According to Alpha Orthotics Corp., studies indicate that either foot disorders or obesity may come first. Lower Extremity Review sites a couple of recent studies that find foot disorders, such as bunions (Hallux valgus), may lead to inactive lifestyles and obesity. Whereas a study by the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) shows how obesity leads to foot pain and foot problems. With early prevention, both can be avoided by walking in a hinged bunion splint like Bunion Aid®.

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Alpha Orthotics dedicates last week of Foot Health Awareness month to build awareness of bunions.

Tiburon, CA - April 26, 2011 – Alpha Orthotics dedicates this last week of Foot Health Awareness month to build awareness of bunions (Hallux valgus), one of the most common foot ailments affecting over 80 million people in the U.S. By providing the straight truth about four popular bunion myths, Alpha Orthotics Corp. corrects misperceptions about bunions.

Myth #1: Bunions are caused by wearing pointy-toe high-heeled shoes.

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Chiropractor examines feet before back and neck.

Tiburon, CA - March 29, 2011 Alpha Orthotics Corp shares a story of chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Wong, D.C, Orinda, CA, who examines and treats foot biomechanics to relieve back or neck pain. Using a combination of chiropractic care, orthotics, and bunion splints, he brings balance and stabilization back into the spine.

From the perspective of Dr. Kevin Wong, “Every foot tells a story”, and here is a story about his practice. A patient comes into his office Three arches of the footJune 17, 2011 | --> Read more...



The Manchester scale, once used only by physicians to identify a bunion’s severity, is now available to patients.

Tiburon, CA - March 10, 2011 – Alpha Orthotics Corp., US distributor for Bunion Aid®, an award-winning bunion splint, makes available a simple clinical screening tool, the Manchester scale, for self-assessing the severity of Hallux valgus (bunions). It provides an easy way to identify the degree to which one may have bunions prior to seeking bunion treatment or medical advice. Until recently, only physicians used the Manchester scale to measure the medial deviation of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint with respect... Read more...



A concise guide for treating bunions with splints – from the perspective of doctors and patients.

Tiburon, Ca – February 22, 2011 - Alpha Orthotics Corp., distributor of the award-winning hinged Bunion Aid® splint, released its latest patient education eBook, When the Foot Hits the Ground from Toe to Heel: Bunion Self-treatment Products. With warm weather around the corner and women wanting to wear sandals, it is time to treat unsightly or painful bunions. This complimentary eBook is a single source that provides an overview of non-invasive bunion treatments and bunion splints.

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