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Dr. Christopher Hendrix Dr. Hendrix
Podiatry
23 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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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Dr. Tracy Berg Dr. Berg
Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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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Dr. David Laha Dr. Laha
Podiatry
34 years in practice
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
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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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Dr. Wenjay Sung Dr. Sung
Podiatry
10 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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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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Dr. Pietro Seni Dr. Seni
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
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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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Dr. Joseph Newman Dr. Newman
Podiatry
28 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger Dr. Shollenberger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. David Laha Dr. Laha
Podiatry
34 years in practice
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
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Are there shoes that are less likely to cause bunions to form?

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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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What can I put use to make my bunion not hurt when it rubs against my shoe?

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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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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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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Dr. Adam Teichman Dr. Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
15 years in practice
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
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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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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
Podiatry
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. Janet Kail Dr. Kail
Podiatry
24 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges Dr. Torres-hodges
Podiatry
19 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
Podiatry
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. Marc Foucher Dr. Foucher
Podiatry
25 years in practice
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
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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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Bunion (Definition)

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