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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
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In brief: If it doesn't hurt

However, bunions can be painful in these types of shoes.
If so, see a podiatrist for treatment options.

In brief: If it doesn't hurt

However, bunions can be painful in these types of shoes.
If so, see a podiatrist for treatment options.
Dr. Joseph Newman
Dr. Joseph Newman
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