Will wearing square-toed shoes rather than pointy high heels prevent the formation of bunions? I am a 29 year old female and live in Queens, New York.

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.   shadow Hero - 4b