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Ask a Doctor: Proper footwear prevents bunions

9:08 PM, Jul. 15, 2013
Dr. David J. Kuester
Dr. David J. Kuester
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Bunions are a painful foot condition, usually caused by poor fitting footwear. More than half of the women in America have bunions, which are related to wearing tight, narrow shoes and high heels. For men, cowboy boots are a contributing factor. As people get older, the toes spread and footwear needs can change. The good news is there's much you can do to remedy this ailment.Where do bunions come from?

The base of your big toe gets larger and begins to push out. The skin may become red and tender. This joint flexes with every step you take. The bigger your bunion gets, the more it hurts to walk.

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