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How can I help prevent bunions?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Can only slow down

There is no way to completely prevent bunions from developing.
They are secondary to foot structure and function. The deformity gradually progresses over time due to wear and tear. The best you can do is slow down the progression. Good shoes and supports that will improve foot function are the best treatment. Custom orthotics are an additional option. Discuss with your foot care specialists. Dr l.

In brief: Can only slow down

There is no way to completely prevent bunions from developing.
They are secondary to foot structure and function. The deformity gradually progresses over time due to wear and tear. The best you can do is slow down the progression. Good shoes and supports that will improve foot function are the best treatment. Custom orthotics are an additional option. Discuss with your foot care specialists. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid bad shoes

The most important controllable factor is to avoid shoes with high heels and pointed toes.
Obviously the genetic propensity toward this is beyond your control.

In brief: Avoid bad shoes

The most important controllable factor is to avoid shoes with high heels and pointed toes.
Obviously the genetic propensity toward this is beyond your control.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Helen Mabry
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid painful shoes

If your toes are not squeezed into shoes with pointed toes you are unlikely to develop bunions.
If you wear shoes that cause you no foot pain you will have few long term foot problems.

In brief: Avoid painful shoes

If your toes are not squeezed into shoes with pointed toes you are unlikely to develop bunions.
If you wear shoes that cause you no foot pain you will have few long term foot problems.
Dr. Helen Mabry
Dr. Helen Mabry
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Yes, should use shoes with wide toe box may not be fashionable
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Slow the progression

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

In brief: Slow the progression

Some options include the use of bunion toe spacers, bunion shields, and orthoces.
Make sure that your shoes are wide enough for your foot type.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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