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Good Shoes For Bunions Birkenstocks
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
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
Straight last Shoe: In general, try a straight last shoe with a rigid counter and soft, seamless, supple, stretchable upper. ...Read more
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
Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/bunion has deep heel counter. Like clogs but back of heel tiny bit higher. As good as shoes?
Depends who you ask: The negative is you have better balance and stability in a closed shoe vs clog type or open back shoe. ...Read more
Have overpronation/bunion Podiatrist said custom orthotics not needed over counter good. Lace up shoes better for support than mary janes w thick strap?
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
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
Symptoms may improve: The swelling and pain may improve. The bony deformity will not improve in its own. ...Read more
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
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
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 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 more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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