8 Tips for Picking the Right Shoe To Prevent Bunions


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A bunion is bump located at the base of the big toe. Due to the weakness of the structures of the foot, the head of the first metatarsal bone deviate outwards and the tip of the big toe point inwards, forming the bunion.

Most of the time, bunions won’t cause any problems, the majority of patients who have bunions won’t even experience bunion pain. Unfortunately, your asymptomatic bunion can become symptomatic if you wear poorly fitting shoes.

 

 Below are some tips on how to purchase perfectly fitting shoes to for your bunions.

1.       Don’t buy shoes based on the size labeled inside the shoe. It is very common for us to purchase a new pair of shoes based on its size and not actually fitting the shoe. Shoe size varies depending on the brand and style, so it’s best to wear the shoe to make sure it fits comfortably before purchasing it.

2.       The size of your feet changes as you grow. It is advisable to have your feet measured before you buy a new pair of shoes. Also, have each foot measured; some individuals have one foot larger than the other. In this case, purchase the larger sized shoes.

3.       Shop for new shoes at the end of the day, this is the time when your feet are larger.

4.       Select a shoe that follows the contour of your feet.

5.       Stand while you fit your shoe and make sure you have half an inch space between your big toe and the tip of the shoe.

6.       There is no such thing as a stretch to fit shoes. Purchase a pair that feels right and comfortable.

7.       Walk around with the shoes you are about to purchase, making sure they fit perfectly.

8.       Shoes with wide toe-box are perfect for bunions, make sure to purchase these types of shoes to prevent bunion flare-ups and slow down its progression.



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