Learning about bunions in the 21st century

Learn about bunions via mobile apps

learn about bunionsIs there any piece of information that can't be obtained using today's mobile devices? Apparently not, since Pocket Professions, Inc. recently developed a smartphone application called iPodiatrist for students, doctors and patients.

The program is designed to provide medical information, definitions, podiatry news and videos on foot conditions like bunions, hammer toe, diabetic charcot foot and more - all available at the tap of a finger on iPhones, iPads and iPods.

"This accomplishes many things. It brings to us a much more involved patient, which translates to better outcomes as shown by many studies. In addition it helps to quash fears that some patients have by laying out many treatment options that patients may not have realized were available," said developer Alec Hochstein.

The application is currently in its initial release and is available on iTunes for free, but only temporarily.

The new program may help many avoid painful bunion surgery, since bunions and hammer toe can often be treated with non-invasive methods, like bunion splints or orthotics. 

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