WRONG SIZE SHOES CAN EXACERBATE BUNIONS
posted: Aug 20, 2018.
Bunions can be made worse by the wrong shoe, or by carrying extra weight, or prolonged periods of standing or walking. Dr. James P. Ioli, chief of podiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, said wearing the correct shoe size is a good first step in preventing bunions. It’s important to make sure that your toes have enough room. Don’t wear shoes that jam the toes together. High heels are also particularly bad because they move the body’s weight forward and change the mechanics of the foot.