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 bunions 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 Sabrina Felson, MD on April 02, 2019


Milton S. Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine.
National Health Services (NHS) Direct.
PubMed Health: "Bunions."

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