Did you know ill-fitted shoes can cause more damage to your feet than just short-term discomfort? Wearing shoes that are too tight or narrow-toed increases the risk of bunion formation among other painful and permanent consequences like plantar fasciitis and hammer toes – just to name a few.
What are Bunions?
Bunions are called hallux valgus deformities in the medical community and are defined as the localized enlargement of the inner portion of the joint developed from the misalignment of the big toe joint. Studies say women are 10x more likely to develop bunions than men. Although the precise cause of bunions is unknown, tight and narrow shoes that constrict the shape and movement of the feet can lead to bunion formation.
What are available treatments and prevention?
Bunions can be painful. If not treated, it can lead to chronic pain. There are surgical and non-surgical ways to alleviate the pain especially in the beginning stages of the formation. Foot pain needs to be taken seriously, so be sure to consult with your doctor if you are experiencing any trouble.
However, the best non-surgical way to alleviate pain is to wear properly fitted shoes that take away pressure and allow your feet to move naturally within the footwear. This is also the best way to prevent bunions. Remember, stylish designs are great, but comfort and protection should always come first.
How important are your feet?
There 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and countless nerves and blood vessels in each of your feet. And while feet can provide clues to a person’s overall health, they’re oftentimes the body parts that get the least attention.
At the Shoe Spa, we understand your feet are a crucial part of not only your personal style, but also your well-being. That is why we only offer shoes from brands that do not compromise comfort for a great look. When you purchase from the Shoe Spa, you can be sure the shoes are made with you in mind.
We selected several styles from Vidorreta, Ron White, BeautiFeel, and Arche that can help to relieve your bunion discomfort. You can click on the images for additional details and color options. Don’t forget to check out our New Arrivals for more luxury comfort shoes!