If you have bunions, you will understand why so many people with this condition are embarrassed by their feet. Although bunions are very common, people do not tend to talk about them, and so they become an uncomfortable secret. Understanding why bunions are caused and what you can do to help prevent them, however, can make a very positive difference to the health of your feet.
A bunion is formed when the first metatarsal bone of the foot puts pressure on the joint of the big toe, and the toe bone is forced out of alignment. This causes a bony lump to develop on the joint, as well as pain and inflammation around the area. Many people find relief from the pain with custom inserts placed inside well-fitted shoes, but surgery may be required in some cases.
What Causes Bunions?
Bunions are often seen to have a genetic component, since they tend to run in families, but the condition is understood to be dependent on several different factors, many of which are preventable.
Bunions are much more common in women than in men, and this is believed to be because women are much more likely to wear high heeled shoes. This type of footwear tends to have a narrow, restrictive toe box which crushes the toes together, and the body weight is concentrated in a smaller area, which greatly increases the pressure on the feet. Making positive choices to wear shoes that offer support and cushioning can make all the difference to the health of your feet, and even if you already have bunions, a well fitted shoe can be the first step towards a pain free life.
Visit Foot Solutions To Address Foot Pain
Here at Foot Solutions, we will always take the time to understand what our customers are experiencing and to find the very best solutions for them. Whether you have bunions or Plantar Fasciitis, we can help you to address your foot pain and get back to leading a full and active life. Our experienced team will usually recommend a combination of well fitted shoes, custom arch supports and comfort socks to relieve foot pain and protect your feet in the future.
Susan Copley told us:
Foot Solutions is the first shop I have ever walked into where a team of people all thoroughly know their job and their stock, but also know how to look after customers’ needs and really care about them. I truly recommend if anyone has the slightest problem with their feet to go to Foot Solutions – you will have a life changing experience!
Shoe Shopping with Bunions | Try Foot Solutions
When you have bunions, it can be a real struggle shopping for shoes. It can be so disappointing to find a great pair of shoes and discover that they simply will not fit. When this happens over and over again in different stores, it can make shoe shopping quite a depressing and time consuming chore.
If this sounds familiar, then you should really consider a visit to Foot Solutions. Our friendly pedorthists will immediately understand your concerns and will be at the ready with real solutions. For the very first time, you won’t need to compromise on style or comfort, we have an excellent range of wide fitting shoes your feet will love. We offer the full solution – so we can talk to you about custom arch supports which can offer fantastic relief and bunion splints which also have been successful with our customers. So don’t delay, book an appointment today, we have the experience and solutions available to help your feet to look and feel wonderful again!