Bunions develop over time when pressure on the inside, front edge of the foot causes the big toe to drift inwards, towards the other toes. This results in the joint protruding out, which appears as a bony bump at the base of the toe. On account of the protrusion, wearing certain footwear can be uncomfortable or even painful.
The best shoes for bunions are those that feature a wide, deep toe box. Narrow shoes place too much pressure on the deformity and the protrusion often extends downward, too, so extra depth is important. Additionally, it is wise to avoid models that have high heels, since they place excessive pressure on the front of the foot.
When you need exceptional care for a problem bunion, Foot Specialists of Long Island is here for you. We can provide treatment to relieve pain and help you determine which pair of shoes is the right one to reduce issues bunions can cause. Contact our Massapequa, NY office today through our online form or call (516) 804-9038 with any questions or to schedule your appointment.