Why do more women than men develop bunions? Is it because of their footwear, although men also wear pointy shoes, or are there other reasons? I reside in Bronx County in New York, am female and 43 years of age.

by Dr. Neal Blitz

In my Manhattan bunion surgery practice, I find that high heels and pointy shoes promote bunion.  I often perform bunion surgery, and bunionplasty® procedure on women who love heels and want to return to high heels as the bunions limit the shoe gear.  Men tend to get bunions from genetic reasons or trauma/injury.


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