Bunion Aid Press Releases

What comes first, obesity or foot problems like bunions?

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, CAApril 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.

The Straight Truth: Contrary to popular belief, bunions are not Read more…

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.

In the Bunion Busters feature… Read more…

Free eBook: When the Foot Hits the Ground from Toe to Heel

Tiburon, California – January 19, 2010 – Alpha Orthotics Corp, US distributor of Bunion Aid™,  released its first version of a free electronic book, When the Foot Hits the Ground from Toe to Heel, that helps people save time searching and evaluating the huge amount of information now available about foot health. Alpha Orthotics compiled the most credible and current information into this new, easy-to-read eBook format.

Feet are the foundation of health and wellness of our entire body;… Read more…

Bunion splints that relieve bunion pain – an unexpected but thoughtful gift.

Tiburon, CA – November 16, 2010 – Alpha Orthotics® Corp. encourages Santa to be practical this year by filling your stockings with items that take care of your feet. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, over 53 million people in the U.S. have foot problems per year. So with this many, be clever and healthy with ten stocking stuffers for your feet!

1. Start with socks. Your foot padding tends to deteriorate as you age resulting in increased foot pain. Plus, each foot has… Read more…

Get the most enjoyment of the fall colors by preventing foot pain.

Tiburon, CA – September 7, 2010 – Alpha Orthotics Corp. encourages the use of supportive foot braces and splints prior, during, or after hiking among the autumn colors.  In the cases of bunions, fallen arches, and splayfoot wearing adjustable supportive orthotics with metatarsal pads can help relieve pain that may occur while hiking and walking.

Bunion pain, a common foot disorder, can interfere with the enjoyment of outdoor hiking and walking. However, hikers and walkersJune 17, 2011 | –> Read more…

 

Bunions should not get in the way of contributing.

Tiburon, Ca – May 20, 2010 – Alpha Orthotics Corp. helps walkers and runners participate in charity-sponsored walk-a-thons, run-a-thons, and marathons. Millions of Americans participate of which most have one common concern – their two feet – and making sure they get through the event without blisters and sores. A subset of this active group has bunions and wants to get through the event without bunion pain.

Walking for a cause started in 1968 by the American Freedom from Hunger Foundation with 3,000… Read more…

Millions with sore feet are encouraged to get active using foot orthotics like Bunion Aid™.

San Francisco, CA – November 1, 2009 – Forget baseball, walking for exercise is America’s favorite pastime.  According to SAGMA (Sporting Goods Manufacturer’s Association) nearly 76 million Americans walk at least once per week to keep fit.  Yet millions with sore aching feet due to foot maladies such as hallux valgus or “bunions” are prevented from participating in this healthy activity.  The consequences of the lack of moderate exercise such as walking on a regular basis can be weight gain, high… Read more…

German-engineered versatile shoe insole relieves discomfort caused by splayfoot, hammertoe, claw foot and calluses.

San Francisco, CA – September 15, 2009 – Many women experience foot pain caused by common foot deformities such as splayfoot, hammertoe, and claw foot, especially when wearing shoes.   These foot disorders can make everyday activities such as working, doing errands and even going to the grocery store a painful and uncomfortable experience.  An ideal pain-relief solution for busy women on-the-go would be supportive, yet fashionable and be adjustable to fit any foot shape and shoe style – whether casual or dress.

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German-engineered arch brace relieves pain for athletic and everyday active lifestyle.

San Francisco, CA – September 1, 2009 – Splayfoot, also called “fallen arch” occurs when the arch of the foot collapses, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. An estimated 20%-30% of Americans have this condition where the arch never develops, or collapses in one or both feet.

Alpha Orthotics Corporation (www.alphaorthotics.com) announced today the launch of its Medial Mid-foot Brace in the United States. The Medial Mid-foot Brace provides longitudinal arch… Read more…

Product which enables an active lifestyle while treating bunion pain wins for innovative design.

San Francisco, CA – April 6, 2009 –  Alpha Orthotics Corporation today announced that Bunion Aid, a new day/night flexible hinged foot splint for people with mild to moderate bunions received the 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award. Bunion Aid eases bunion pain and helps both women and men return to an active lifestyle. Bunion Aid is easy to apply, fits on the left or right foot and one size fits all. The Bunion Aid splint was designed… Read more…

German engineered day/night hinged splint offers comfort and correction for millions of seniors with painful bunions.

San Francisco, CA –March 2, 2009 – Many seniors accept that muscle and joint discomfort is a natural consequence of the aging process.  Over 9 million senior citizens have painful hallux valgus or “bunions”, which deprives them of the active lifestyle many desire. Due to the recent introduction of Bunion Aid, a new day/night hinged splint launched into the U.S. market from Germany, seniors will no longer have to accept bunion pain as part of their daily routine and can… Read more…


German engineered day/night hinged splint Bunion Aid offers comfort and correction for millions of nurses with painful bunions.

San Francisco, CA – January 28, 2009 –  The new essential item for nurses is not a new scrub suit nor surgical gloves.  The new “must-have” item for 2009 in the nursing community is Bunion Aid, the German engineered day/night hinged splint launched in the American market in October 2008.  Over 60 million American women and 15 million men suffer from Hallux valgus, also called “bunions”.  For nurses, who spend so many hours on their feet tending to the… Read more…

German study shows day/night hinged splint offers effective treatment and pain relief for mild to moderate Hallux valgus.

San Francisco, CA – December 8, 2008Over 60 million American women and 15 million men suffer from the painful dysfunction of the foot Hallux valgus, also called “bunions”. Up to now, conservative treatment without surgery of this mal-positioning of the big toe by has been limited to inflexible night and daytime splints. Bunion Aid, a dynamic, flexible, day or night-time hinged splint launched into the United States from Germany in October 2008, offers effective treatment and pain relief for millions… Read more…

German-engineered day/night hinged splint for painful “bunions” offers return to active lifestyle.

San Francisco, CA – October 29, 2008Hallux valgus, also called “bunion”, is one of the most frequent and most painful dysfunctions of the foot. In the United States about 76 million people are affected, 80% of them are women. 

Alpha Orthotics Corporation (www.alphaorthotics.com) announced today the launch of its hinged splint system Bunion Aid in the United States. Bunion Aid, helps relieve pain and corrects mild to moderate mal-positioning of the big toe while walking. The unique Bunion Aid design is… Read more…