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Understanding Bunions -- Prevention

How Can I Prevent Bunions?

Because bunions develop slowly, taking care of your feet during childhood and early adulthood can pay off later in life.

  • Keep track of the shape of your feet as they develop over time, especially if foot problems run in your family.
  • Exercising the feet can strengthen them. Learn to pick up small objects, like a pencil or pebble, with your toes.
  • Wear shoes that fit properly and don't cramp or pinch your toes.
  • Women should avoid shoes with high heels or pointed toes.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on March 01, 2015

Sources

SOURCES:

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine.

National Health Services (NHS) Direct.

PubMed Health: "Bunions."

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