I just saw a friend of mine at a coffee shop and the person introduced me to your partner’s wife. He explained to the girl’s I was a podiatrist and foot surgeon. This lady launched into a trade of the nightmares of shoe shopping, and how there was horrifying pain with every cutting edge pair, thinking that each would make her bunions gets worse. She asked, “Do shoes cause bunions? inch
As a foot surgeon, this is one of the most frequent questions I just get. The fact is, that shoes and boots do not cause bunions; medicine cause bunions. If you have bunions you likely inherited all of them from your mother, father and grandparents. If you take a close glance at the feet at a family gathering you can likely figure out who gifted you with the passed dow genes that led to your bunions.
Now, having said that shoes don’t cause bunions, let me clarify by saying that shoes and boots can (and often do) make them much worse. Using high-heeled shoes can considerably increase the stress on your giant toe joint. All of that raised stress can lead to instability on the joints of the mid-foot that basically accelerates the speed by means of which a bunion versions.
In addition, tight shoes and those with a seam that runs right with the bump (bursa) can make the bunion much more painful and irritated. Often times, tight footwear will cause bursitis (irritation with the bursa) or inflammation of the big toe joint. If you have the bunion can become green, tender and inflamed.
Even if any shoes don’t have a colossal heel, the shape of the running shoes itself can also contribute to the early formation of a bunion. For example, cramped pointy toe footwear can push the giant toe into a position who does contribute to the expansion of a bunion.
The most apparent solution to this is to avoid shoes or boots that are likely to either reason bunions by increase the amount of stress on the big toe joint. This means wear sensible shoes. Shop for shoes which happen to have only a moderate heel; two inches or fewer. Use common sense.
So although it might have applied 40 or 50 years to develop a bunion wearing flat shoes, the same person may develop bunions 10 to 20 years earlier even though of the extra strain due to high-heeled shoes.
If you have a good function to attend such as a marriage, formal ball or a good cause event, it is unlikely that you night in pretty footwear will do any long-term injury. Just don’t wear stilettos every day. You also want make sure that you avoid shoes that have seams or stitching that could press or rub with big toe joint, additionally irritating the bunion.
So, what is the bottom line when it comes to shoes and bunions? Well, have fun, shop for shoes, dress up when you need to be don’t overload on the high heels or pointy shoes. Even though you might not be allowed to do much about the family genes that you inherited, you don’t always have to end up with painful bunions.