Do you have a painful bump at your big toe joint? Commonly called bunions, these deformities are a sign that something is seriously wrong with your foot function. The most common cause is abnormal foot mechanics that place excessive loads across the ball of your foot during walking.
Diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis are common medical conditions related to bunion deformities. This segment of the foot is fairly complicated, and if it’s functioning abnormally it may cause other deformities that should be evaluated by a foot specialist. How Footwear Can Help
Extra-depth shoes with a roomy toe box will allow more space for your bunion deformity. Leather shoes can be stretched by your podiatrist or footwear professional to accommodate the deformed area. A shoe insert may address the underlying mechanical cause of the condition.
Usually a progressive deformity, bunions can be slowed or even stopped if treated early. Once severe enough, the only way to get rid of the deformity is surgical correction. Talk to your podiatrist to determine the best course of treatment for your condition.
A shoe insert may address the underlying mechanical cause of the condition.