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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.

    Understanding Bunions

    Find out more about bunions:

    Basics

    Symptoms

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    Prevention

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on March 01, 2015

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