Your big toe joints suffer high pressure from the body and from the footwear you choose. To prevent strain and inflammation at these joints, you can select a different range of bunion-care products such as bunion pads, toe separators, and arch supports, etc. But nothing feels as great as a specifically-designed-for-bunion pair of shoes.
Bunion pain can be prevented and relieved by the proper selection of your footwear. Keep in mind these criteria when buying shoes to keep your feet healthy.
SHOES TO PREVENT BUNIONS
1. Never assume that your love-at-first-sight undersized shoes will stretch! Shoes smaller than your feet will force your toes into distorted positions.
2. Your feet aren't uniform. One foot might be slightly larger than the other. Buy shoes that fit your larger foot's measurement (this rule can also be applied to online shoe shopping).
3. Try on shoes at the end of the day, since your evening feet are larger than your morning feet after you have done a lot of walking.
4. Avoid footwear with heels over 2'' tall. These high-heel shoes not only hurt your feet but your back and neck will also suffer.
5. Go for a roomy toe box. A round toe box is the best choice for foot comfort. On the contrary, a pointy toe box constricts your toe. It is one of the main culprits that lead to bunions.
SHOES TO RELIEVE BUNION PAIN
1. Follow the same rules to prevent bunions.
2. Purchase stretchable shoes to ease joint irritation.
3. Remeasure your feet each time you buy a new shoe pair. Your bunion size can change over time.
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