Are your favorite shoes ruining your feet? Nobody puts on a pair of shoes in hopes of getting bunions, but the reality is that many people(women in particular) are basically asking for foot problems with the shoes they’re wearing!
A bunion looks like large lump sticking out of the base of the big toe. It can be on one or both feet and can range from a tiny bump, to a severely disfigured foot. Bunions don’t start off looking too abnormal or serious, but if you don’t take care of them, they can start looking pretty terrible and have painful consequences.
Some bunions are simply hereditary and are present in several generations and others are caused by improper footwear. Shoes that are too tight as well as pointy shoes or heels can cause or worsen bunions. They can start to be very painful as they progress into more advanced stages and can cause your shoes not to fit, bones to shift, and have an unsightly appearance. The good news is that while bunions are permanent, there is treatment for them.
Treatments range from conservative, nonsurgical treatments for the beginning stages of bunions to surgical treatments for bunions in more severe conditions. At DM Foot & Ankle, we can assess your bunions and provide you with the proper treatment options to prevent further formation of the bunion and pain that it may be causing. So next time you go to wear your favorite pair of pointy heels, be sure to remember the future effects that it may have on your feet!