(HealthDay News) -- A bunion is a foot deformity that often
occurs when someone wears tight narrow shoes with high heels. With
a bunion, the joint at the base of the big toe sticks out and
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these
suggestions to help ease bunion pain:
Make sure shoes fit properly and conform to your feet.
Select shoes that offer a wide instep, soft soles and plenty of
room in the toes.
Make sure heels are no higher than 2 1/4 inches.
Don't wear tight, short and very pointy shoes.
Make sure your shoes are roomy. Have them stretched, if
Cover a bunion with a cushioned pad to prevent additional
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