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Will vibrams help correct bunions?

20 doctors weighed in
11 doctors agree

In brief: Bunion

No since this is a boney deformity.

In brief: Bunion

No since this is a boney deformity.
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Might worsen

It actually might make it worsen.
If you already have a bunion you may also have some of the deforming forces. Often times pronation or a flatfoot might be present. The vibram has no support so the flatfoot or pronation could worsen and hence the bunion can worsen. It definately won't help.

In brief: Might worsen

It actually might make it worsen.
If you already have a bunion you may also have some of the deforming forces. Often times pronation or a flatfoot might be present. The vibram has no support so the flatfoot or pronation could worsen and hence the bunion can worsen. It definately won't help.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Vibram five fingers will not help correct bunions.
. Bunions are due to mechanical defect in the foot. So these shoes will probably make a bunion worse over a longperiod time. I would reccomend seeing a specialist for advice on shoe gear. Go to www.Eastpennfoot.Com fpr more information on bunions and products to assist in supporting the instabilt yin the foot.

In brief: No

Vibram five fingers will not help correct bunions.
. Bunions are due to mechanical defect in the foot. So these shoes will probably make a bunion worse over a longperiod time. I would reccomend seeing a specialist for advice on shoe gear. Go to www.Eastpennfoot.Com fpr more information on bunions and products to assist in supporting the instabilt yin the foot.
Dr. Adam Teichman
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3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Bunions are caused by a musculoskeletal imbalance with strong hereditary influences.
Shoes don't cause them unless they are ridiculously tight, and they certainly don't correct them. I have seen vibram 5 fingers cause stress fractures in runners. Be careful when switching to a minimal support shoe, increasing use very gradually to allow your feet time to strengthen and adjust.

In brief: No

Bunions are caused by a musculoskeletal imbalance with strong hereditary influences.
Shoes don't cause them unless they are ridiculously tight, and they certainly don't correct them. I have seen vibram 5 fingers cause stress fractures in runners. Be careful when switching to a minimal support shoe, increasing use very gradually to allow your feet time to strengthen and adjust.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

This is a complex biomechanical issue.

In brief: No

This is a complex biomechanical issue.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Bunion deformity

Bunion correction requires surgical treatment depending on symptoms and the nature of the deformity, by a special surgeon such as a podiatrist.

In brief: Bunion deformity

Bunion correction requires surgical treatment depending on symptoms and the nature of the deformity, by a special surgeon such as a podiatrist.
Dr. Farshad Bathaee
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

A bunion is a progressive disorder which usually has a genetic component.
Bunions may also result from trauma or due to a biomechanical abnormality. Prevention options include the use of bunion toe spacers, strapping, orthoces, and use of more comfortable shoes.

In brief: No

A bunion is a progressive disorder which usually has a genetic component.
Bunions may also result from trauma or due to a biomechanical abnormality. Prevention options include the use of bunion toe spacers, strapping, orthoces, and use of more comfortable shoes.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vibrams

No - and i think I am number 5 to say that.
These cheesy things have one purpose - to lighten your wallet. Bunions are a boney biomechanical deformity that require surgery to correct. See your podiatrist for the proper assistance.

In brief: Vibrams

No - and i think I am number 5 to say that.
These cheesy things have one purpose - to lighten your wallet. Bunions are a boney biomechanical deformity that require surgery to correct. See your podiatrist for the proper assistance.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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