If you have bunions then you join the growing number of people at all ages that have and this includes some of the most recognisable names in the world such as Paris Hilton and Victoria Beckham, who have suffered with the condition in the past.
Unfortunately, for some, the causes of bunions can be down to genetics and the way the bones in your feet are structured. But, for most of us we can avoid these types of foot problems by choosing the right footwear.
Wearing badly fitting shoes, high heels or those with a pointed toe box for prolonged periods can really damage your feet. Not to mention the damage it can do to other areas of the body. These types of shoes will stretch the feet and force them out of shape leading to foot problems like bunions to occur.
If you already have a bunion then you will know how uncomfortable they can be as well as making your feet look unattractive. It doesn’t mean they are here to stay and can be treated without resorting to painful and expensive bunion surgery like Victoria Beckham is said to have done.
Obviously, high heels and other fashionable shoes, which tend to also be bad, are very popular so it is unlikely that you will stop wearing them but you do need to give your feet space to rehabilitate. However, they are also one of the main causes of bunions.
Go for healthy shoes with a wide toe box area and additional arch support which should help to keep you comfortable. Wearing something like this during the day at work will mean that you can give your feet a rest when they most need it. Innovations in footwear technology are so advanced that nowadays it is easy to find trendy shoes or boots which have benefits for bunions without being frumpy and ugly.
If you are looking for how to treat bunions then stay away from surgery and find shoes which can retrain the bones in your feet. Sandals with individual toe separators can be an excellent remedy for this and will help the feet to recover naturally.
The toe separators will spread the toes out evenly gently encouraging them back into their correct alignment. This subtle movement over time will straighten the toes and greatly improve bunions. Wearing footwear like this for as little as ten minutes a day at first will show huge results within 2 weeks.
And if you’re still not convinced, special toe socks are another way to help keep the toes balanced in a natural position during the day. Slip them on underneath your smart riding boots and no one will ever know!