What causes bunions and how to prevent them? September 06 2016

A lot of women have bunions – a deformation of the foot joint at the base of big toe.   In medicine, it is called hallux valgus (see Bunion Facts). A bunion develops when the first bone turns outward and the big toe leans inward. No matter what is the exact cause of the bunion everyone might be thinking about doing something with this large bump. The bunion takes too much of your weight, so it can be the cause of severe pain. Sometimes it is really hard to wear shoes with bunions.

Causes of bunions

It takes place when the pressure of the foot spreads on the joints.

Some people with this deformity obtain it because the bunions are hereditary. While men and women can have bunions, women are more prone to them due to the wrong choice of shoes.

Some arthritic conditions and ligament maladies can be the cause as well as age ( the incidence of bunions is dependent on the age) or previous injury of the foot.

How to reduce the risk of them developing:

  1. Avoid unsuitable shoes

The vast majority of bunions occur because of too narrow shoes. Narrow shoes really increase the risk of developing and irritating bunions. Wear lower heels. Choose chunky or wedge heel and round-toe pump roomy shoes.

Avoid wearing high shoes. Women wear high heels due to fashion trends and job types. You should try to wear only heels under 2 inches high. And in addition high heeled shoes are mostly too narrow for most people’s toes. But wearing completely flat shoes is also not a great idea, as these can harm your feet too. Make sure your shoes have good arch support.

During your commute to work you can opt for sneakers, and then change them to high heels in the office.

If you wear high heel shoes then you can always take a break in the office. Slip off your shoes so your feet can take a rest. You will certainly enjoy this break and your feet will appreciate it too!

      1. Use an orthotic because feet are not identical and buying such orthotics can slow the development of bunions as well. This is our best selling ultra thin bunion corrector.
      2. When you are running you should wear an orthotic that will absorb the pressure on your foot and support your arches - these work well Gel Arch Wraps

If your bunion get too painful talk to your doctor. He might refer you to podiatrist. He will make a diagnosis and choose a treatment for your foot, ankle, and related structures.

All bunions are permanent but they can be managed by following processes like these listed above.

Follow these recommendations, take care of your health, be aware of new methods to be healthy, energetic, and full of life.