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Good Shoes For Bunions Birkenstocks
Roomy and supportive: Wears shoes that give you room in the area of the bunion deformity. Most people with bunions will find a shoe that is stiffer and with good support to be the most comfortable. Alway try them on before you buy. Don't purchase a shoe unless it is comfortable the first time you try them on. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will a brace help a bunion that is early diagnosed? Does wide shoes help? What else is good for early diagnosed help
No: No, studies have shown orthotics do not prevent bunions. Custom inserts help restrict excessive motion or off load painful areas of the foot. They do not prevent bunions from growing. Sorry. Bunions are most genetic (recent framington study out of england). Hope this is informative. If so, please vote or follow me. Thanks! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/bunion has deep heel counter. Like clogs but back of heel tiny bit higher. As good as shoes?
Have overpronation/bunion Podiatrist said custom orthotics not needed over counter good. Lace up shoes better for support than mary janes w thick strap?
All depend: All depend of the severity of the pronation and ethiology.Mild pronation can be treated with over the counter orthotics, however more severe pronation need custon made ones with especific characteristics incorporated into the design/construction to adrees the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: I advise my patients never to force a foot to accommodate a shoe. While bunions generally aren't caused by shoes, a tight-toed shoe will certainly exert pressure on the great toe in the direction of deformity. Shoes should have a thumb width between the toe of the shoe and the longest toe. If you can't wiggle your toes, the shoe is too tight and you are asking for corns and other irritation issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: There are no shoes available to prevent a bunion from forming. A bunion is usually due to a biomechaical imbalance in the foot leading to a bunion deformity. A(n) custom orthotic may be of help in controlling the deforming forces leading to a bunion. Once you have developed a bunion the only way to alleviate the bunion is surgical management if it becomes problematic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have overpronation & bunions, how hi can shoe heels be w/o problem? Sneakers seem to be on a platform how hi can they be?
High heels & bunions: I would recommend you not wear heels over 2 inches and even then, depending on how rounded or pointed the toes are, shoes can aggravate and make worse a bunion. If you are overpronated a heel of around 1 inch is good. You also need to go by your symptoms. If shoes hurt, do not wear. Get evaluated by a podiatrist is best advice. They make dress shoe orthotics which may help the pronation issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bunion and overpronation. Do sneakers have toohigh heels, as they are generally higher off the ground than regular shoes?
Over pronation: The heels usually are approximately the same height as the forefoot. For over pronation and bunions make sure the size is correct (1/2 larger than dress shoes), the toe box is wide enough and that you have a motion control type tennis shoe. Semi-firm or firm orthotics can also help. Shoe types can be viewed on runner's world web site or roadrunners.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok to wear previously gently worn shoes of someone else. If the new owner of the shoes wears orthotics for overpronation and bunions?
Mostly none: There are two absolutes I have learned in life: food- if it tastes really good, don't eat too much of it, and shoes- if it is cute and omg it is not good for your feet, let alone when bunions are present. Unfortunately, there is an inverse relationship in shoe style and comfort in the eyes of most women. Sorry! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
If it is rubbing :
Against the shoe, perhaps you need a wider shoe or can have the shoemaker stretch the shoe.....Or you can consider having the bunion removed.
Alternatively, visit the local drugstore that has a bunch of bunion gizmos most of which people get feed up with. ...Read more
Look for: Look for a shoe that has a wide and deep toe box. Consider a material that stretches (like lycra or mesh). Look at the seams because those sites are areas that "stretch" in the shoe. Also, consider looking at the shape of the sole and find a straight last shoe. Bunions and flat arches tend to be overpronators and a straight last shoe is less likely to promote that motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wear orthotics for overpronation/bunion. Should my shoe heels be no higher than 1 1/2 inches or less?
Correct.: The maximum recommended heel height is around 1.5 inches as you stated. Once you get to a 2 inch or higher heel it distorts the foot and can do damage, especially toward the ball of the foot. A bunion is a complex deformity and often the result of poor footwear choices over time. Heredity also plays a role in the formation of a bunion. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers