I wear well-fitting shoes and sneakers, very infrequently wear high heels and have a sedentary position. There is no familial history of bunions yet I keep developing bunions that become painful. These happen on both my right and left foot. I am a 45 year old female residing in Westchester County in NY. I feel I’m not doing anything to cause the bunions and would like to know if there is any way to stop these and why I keep getting bunions.

by Dr. Neal Blitz

In my bunion surgery practice in Manhattan, I am often asked if shoe gear causes bunions and it is my opinion that pointy toed shoes will promote the development of bunions.  So, if you want to avoid bunion surgery, in NY or anywhere else for that matter, try to limit your time in high heels and pointy toed shoes.


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