Bunions tend to form when imbalances or abnormal forces are exerted on the joints and tendons of the foot, which in effect disrupt their natural balance. Instability is the end result; this is what causes the deformity we know as a bunion. While bunions can appear to be inherited, it is the foot type and not the bunion which is passed from generation to generation. Moldable orthotic shoe inserts are often effective in controlling foot imbalances & function. This can help reduce symptoms and prevent worsening of bunions.
To minimize the risk of forming bunions, you can:
– Stay away from shoes with narrow toes
– Wear supportive shoes, and if necessary, get custom moldable orthotics: Corefit Heat Moldable Inserts can help.
– Visit a podiatrist if you see signs or symptoms of bunion deformities. Early treatment can help.