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Which are the good shoes for bunions? Are birkenstocks good?

Which are the good shoes for bunions? Are birkenstocks good?

Wide toe box: The toe box, or end of your shoe should not rub or bind your forefoot. The tender bump is the area to avoid rubbing. Birkenstocks are great with a nice wide toe box. ...Read more

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What are good shoes for bunions?

What are good shoes for bunions?

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 more

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I need good shoes for bunions. Are there such shoes?

I need good shoes for bunions.  Are there such shoes?

Straight last Shoe: In general, try a straight last shoe with a rigid counter and soft, seamless, supple, stretchable upper. ...Read more

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Will a brace help a bunion that is early diagnosed? Does wide shoes help? What else is good for early diagnosed help

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 more

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Have overpronation/bunion Podiatrist said custom orthotics not needed over counter good. Lace up shoes better for support than mary janes w thick strap?

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 more

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Is it okay for me to wear pointe shoes if you have a bunion?

Is it okay for me to wear pointe shoes if you have a bunion?

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 more

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Bunions: which shoes prevent them?

Bunions: which shoes prevent them?

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 more

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Will my tailor bunion get larger or go away if i switch to better shoes?

Will my tailor bunion get larger or go away if i switch to better shoes?

Symptoms may improve: The swelling and pain may improve. The bony deformity will not improve in its own. ...Read more

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What are the best women's walking shoes that come in wide and are for bunions?

Agree with other : Answers but if looking for stylish shoe try stuart weitzman and farragamo shoes. These are expensive but do in wides. Don't wear a very high heel because that forces weight on bunion. ...Read more

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Have overpronation & bunions, how hi can shoe heels be w/o problem? Sneakers seem to be on a platform how hi can they be?

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 more

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I have bunion and overpronation. Do sneakers have toohigh heels, as they are generally higher off the ground than regular shoes?

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 more

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What type of cute shoes can people with bad bunions wear?

What type of cute shoes can people with bad bunions wear?

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 more

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Are there shoes that are less likely to cause bunions to form?

Yes: As a rule, a stiffer, thicker soled shoe with good support and lower heel, is usually the best. Controlling abnormal foot function with help to slow the progression of the bunion deformity. Dr l. ...Read more

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What can I put use to make my bunion not hurt when it rubs against my shoe?

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

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What are some things to put in my shoe so that my bunion will hurt when it rubs against my shoe?

Many options.: Some conservative management options include the use of bunion toe spacers, bunion shields, and orthoces. Make sure that your shoes are wide enough for your foot type. ...Read more

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Best shoes for people with bunions and flat arches?

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 more

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What are best womens shoes for fat feet with bunions?

Any Shoe: That is supportive and wide enough to prevent bunion pain. See podiatrist for advise. ...Read more

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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 more

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I had bunion surgery november22 2013 .Had cast on for six weeks. Cast is off. Would it be okay to use crutches. I can't get shoes on yet?

I had bunion surgery november22 2013 .Had cast on for six weeks. Cast is off. Would it be okay to use crutches. I can't get shoes on yet?

Surgery: The first right thing to do is speak to your surgeon for appropriate guidance. None of us know what the procedure was but clearly bone cutting was involved. It would be inappropriate to give guidance not knowing the procedure as well as not seeing your x rays. ...Read more

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I have had bunion surgery. I had a cast for six weeks. The cast is off. I would like to know how long will i take till i can put a regular shoe on. I ?

I have had bunion surgery. I had a cast for six weeks. The cast is off. I would like to know how long will i take till i can put a regular shoe on. I ?

Healing times vary: Each individual has a different healing time. You will be ready to go back to a regular shoe when your foot is ready and the swelling is at a minimal. It also depends on the type of procedure performed as some procedures require extended periods of immobilization. ...Read more

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I have bunions and i keep walking. My shoes are big enough to give room and offer lots of support. What should I do to keep my feet from hurting?

Bunion pain: If you have bunion pain that does not go away after making sure you are wearing proper shoes that don't rub the area, you should see a podiatrist. There are some conservative treatment measures such as padding, cortisone injections, or medications that may help. Often times surgery is required. ...Read more

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Which jordan shoe is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

None: Most basketballs shoes don't come with adequate support. Make sure the shoes are comfortable and you can fit an extra support to help improve foot function. Dr l. ...Read more

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Intermittent s pain in big toe,red hard lump,no heat,swelling, shoes don't affect it,worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off,bunion or gout?

Intermittent s pain in big toe,red hard lump,no heat,swelling, shoes don't affect it,worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off,bunion or gout?

Could be either: A painful, swollen big toe joint that occurs from time to time is likely to be gout or other type of arthritis. A permanent bump that is more painful after wearing shoes all day is more likely to be a bunion. By your description, bunion is more likely. See an orthopedic foot doctor or podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Shoe guide: Flat feet and bunions require wider shoes to accommodate the deformity. A rigid, stable shoe is best. No more than 2 inch heels because it puts too much pressure on bunions. More importantly, the shoes have to support the arch whether with built in inserts or store bought inserts. Sandals need to have built in arch supports as well. ...Read more

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Bad bunions? Well, i've always had insanely large feet, at least for somebody my size, but it seems like the years of being able to press my feet into "regular" shoes has passed. I've been having a lot of pain with my bunions, and they even show. Prominen

Bad bunions? Well, i've always had insanely large feet, at least for somebody my size, but it seems like the years of being able to press my feet into "regular" shoes has passed. I've been having a lot of pain with my bunions, and they even show. Prominen

Please : Please state your age, sex and describe why you cannot wear regular shoes. Are youi having any enlargement of your hands, head cicumference or any changes in your facial features. Regarding shoes try to get rocker bottom shoes with wide toe box. This should give you some relief. ...Read more

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Did I get fluid filled bunions on my feet from wearing excessively tight shoes?

Did I get fluid filled bunions on my feet from wearing excessively tight shoes?

Yes: You are either referring to bunions (which relates to your big toe, and are not fluid filled) or blisters (which are fluid filled). Either way, you shouldn't be wearing excessively tight shoes. ...Read more

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Will i need crutches or a cast or a sugry shoe for plantar warts and bunion removal?

Post op: A surgical shoe at the very least. A cast would depend on what type of surgical procedure you are having done on the bunion. It depends on surgeon preference. I would also imagine crutches if plantar warts are being removed to off-load the bottom of the foot. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bunion (Definition)

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