The number one rule in bunion care is to wear shoes that fit well. Footwear needs to be roomy enough to allow your toes to wiggle without restriction.
Choose styles with a wide toe box—not narrow or pointy. Also, opt for a pair made of flexible materials that can mold to the specific shape of your foot. Heels should be kept at a minimum so that weight and pressure are distributed evenly. Orthotic inserts can help with this as well, in addition to providing added cushion and support. Protective pads can be placed on the painful area too, and you can even have your shoes professionally stretched to give you the comfort you need.
For more tips on the best shoes for bunions, contact Brandon Percival, DPM, Julie Percival, DPM, and William Harris IV, DPM, of the Carolina Podiatry Group. Call (803) 548-FEET for our Fort Mill, SC, location or (803) 285-1411 for Lancaster.