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.