Your choice of footwear can play a huge part in the health of your feet


Wearing the proper footwear

Unfortunately, many of us put fashion choices before health choices. This is especially true when it comes to the shoes that we choose to wear. While those pointed high heel shoes may look fantastic, they aren’t doing any favors for the health of your feet and could even be contributing to bunions and other foot conditions.

Bunions and high heels

While not all high heel shoes contribute to bunions, the narrow toe box can put pressure on the toe and then push the toe over to the side. It’s not just high heel shoes either. Flat shoes can also lead to problems because they don’t always provide enough support to your arches.

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What are some of the risk factors associated with bunions?

Certain risk factors can contribute to foot conditions such as bunions and bunions are more prevalent among women because of the shoe that they wear.

  • Wearing ill-fitted shoes with a narrow and pointed toe box section
  • Hereditary issues such as flat feet and other feet shapes can lead to bunions
  • Inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis can increase the likelihood of bunions.

While bunions themselves are not genetic, certain feet types are. This can lead members of the same family to develop the same foot conditions such as bunions.