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Bunions Part #2 By Queens NY, Podiatrists

Hallux Valgus And A Ruined Shoe.Good afternoon NYC!

A good friend of mine called me to say “My bunions are ugly and they hurt in my heels. What can I do?””

My friend wears heel daily to work. She stands and sits will at work. She says”I have to wear business attire for my job which include the type of shoe I wear”.

Women suffer from four times as many foot problems as men.

Many women will complain of pain within an hour of standing in their heels. High heels places excess pressure on the ball of the foot and stress the knee.

We have a love hate relationship with heels. From Nine West to Christian Louboutins, we were heels that can be to small or too high. This can lead to or aggravate bunions.

A bunion is a deformity of the big toe joint in which it is out of alignment. The great toe can remain straight or lean on the second toe. There is an increase of bone and/or soft tissue at the great toe joint.

Patients can be pain free or complain of pain with and without wearing closed shoes. Patients may have redness at the joint, callous around the joint of ball of foot, numbness in shoes and swelling.

We know there is a hereditary factor that can cause bunion deformities.

Bunion can be cosmetically unpleasing to the eye, but medically it is foot disorder.

How do we prevent bunions and still wear heels?

Minimize heel use. The higher the heel and constant use cause pressure on the great toe joint. If you have bunion in your family, you are increasing you risk for having one. Wear comfortable shoes that have a wider toe box.

Wear support shoes or sneakers to work and change into the heel only while at work

Conservatively, we offer orthotics to stabilize the foot and reduce risk of bunions. We can also treat the pain with topical pain creams, physical therapy and injections.

We also offer surgical correction. We will customize a surgical regimen based of the severity of your bunion.  We are known for the Weil modified Scarf buinionectomy that has great results.

Visit us at Weil Podiatry of New York for your consultation.

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our Queens, NY, podiatry office would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

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