Bunions are not as odd as you think. They are a common feature of many feet.
Bunions are the sticky out Bony bit at the base of the big toe. They can also occur at the base of the little toe - increasing the width of the forefoot meaning that shoes can get tight. Bunions often cause pain in walking and when wearing shoes. The pain caused by bunions will stop many people from keeping active. 🥿👠👞🥾👢
Corns and callous are a frequent clinical presentation over these areas, they can cause a lot of pain.
Sometimes, the joint gets puffy or swollen due to a bursae occurring – this is your body's clever response to send a fluid filled sac over the joint to protect the joint from the outside irritation i.e. shoes rubbing. 🎈💭
If your bunion is starting to irritate you, see a podiatrist for advice and help on how to manage it and for some strengthening exercises for the forefoot and the toes. 👣🦶🏻🐾
Women are more likely to get bunions than men or children, mainly due to poor footwear choices.. As female podiatrists we believe everything in moderation, so your high heel shoes aren't out of bounds - unless they become so painful that you can’t wear them.
🌟 We always use the 80:20 rule, 80% of the time wear footwear that’s not going to increase the pressure to the ball of the foot and not going to squash the toes (high heeled slip on shoes)- and 20% of the time wear the shoes that you love to wear.😍
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