As temperatures tumble and women switch from sandals to closed-toe shoes, bunions can be a real pain, experts say.
Bunions are bony bumps on the joint at the base of the big toe. Their cause is unclear but they develop over time. And shoes with narrow foot boxes can rub against them, causing inflammation and pain, according to members of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).
To prevent these problems, women should avoid high-heeled shoes and other styles that crowd the toes together, St. Louis podiatrist Dr. Karl Collins advised.
“If a patient has a shoe that fits well everywhere else, but there’s just a little bit of irritation at just that one spot, we may recommend that they have the shoe modified (by a shoe repair shop),” he said in an ACFAS news release.
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