Footwear is not the reason behind your bunion, but there are types of shoes which can certainly aggravate it. Inheritance and certain foot types are typically the cause of bunions. However, footwear that is narrow and pointy, especially high heels that place an abundance of pressure on your forefoot, are definitely shoes to avoid as they can cause stress and friction on the protruding joint, increasing your discomfort. Instead choose shoes with low heels and plenty of wiggle room for your toes. You may also want to consider orthotic shoe inserts which can help to redistribute your weight more evenly, taking pressure away from the area. We can even make custom devices to address your specific needs.
If you have a bunion, or want to learn more about this common deformity, call us for an appointment at (877) 905-5907 or come visit us at one of our convenient southeastern PA offices. We can help ease your pain.