Care for Bunions

A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe when the bone or tissue at the joint moves out of place. The toe bends back forcefully toward the others, which causes a painful lump of bone to develop on the foot.

Bunions have the potential to be very painful as your foot carries all your weight and even walking can cause pain. The joint at your big toe may become stiff and sore, which can make wearing shoes difficult or in some instances, almost impossible. this can be worse especially if skin is callused as it changes the shape of your feet.

Bunions are a very commonplace sight with people needing wider, more comfortable footwear to accommodate their bunions. Bunions can worsen if left untreated and will become more painful over time so seek medical help before the condition becomes worse. 

You need wide shoes with a toe box which is big enough so that you can wiggle your toes with ease and a flexible upper made of soft leather or leather and neoprene, which will give the shoe some stretchiness.

Memory foam insoles are often a good choice, since it forms to the dimensions of your feet for the ultimate in comfort.

 

Depending on whether you are wearing a bunion pad or have an orthotic in your shoe, you’ll want to be able to adjust the fit for comfort and convenience so velcro is often a preferred fastener.

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