As a movie star, model or fashionista, you know the joys of wearing beautiful shoes that’s a must for your current outfit but a must-not for your feet. What often happens? You wear them anyways. For those of us men and women who have had to make that crucial decision, we have all probably failed the test once or twice, unfortunately there can be some bad consequences to that choice, wearing shoes that are too tight are the leading cause of bunions, Contrary to belief, they are not hereditary but they do tend to run in families, usually because of a faulty foot structure. Foot injuries, neuromuscular problems, flat feet, and pronated feet can contributed to their formation. Stars like Katie Holmes and Paris Hilton may make it seem effortless when wearing a nice pair of shoes but are often suffering on the inside.
Many people with bunions suffer from discomfort and pain from the constant irritation, rubbing, and friction of the enlargement against shoes. The skin over the toe becomes red and tender. Because the joint flexes with every step, the bigger the bunion gets, the more it hurts to walk. Over time, bursitis or arthritis may set in, the skin on the bottom of the foot may become thicker, and everyday walking may become difficult—all contributing to chronic pain. However there are some steps that can be taken to for relief and prevention of bunions such as protective padding, removal of corns and calluses on the foot and changing to carefully fitted footwear designed to accommodate the bunion and not contribute toward its growth.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, there may be some sacrifices that have to be made for the sake of fashion but in the long run you’ll feel better and your feet will thank you for it. To learn more about alternative options on Bunion care, prevention or less conservative treatments for more progressive issues with bunions, feel free to contact Dr.Bruce Theall or Dr.Sam Adegboyega at Gentle Touch Foot Care in East Orange NJ at 973 673-3668