Wondering if bunions are an inherited trait?

by Dr. Neal Blitz

It seems that most of my family (men and women) suffer from bunions. I am a 34-year-old female living on the East Side and was wondering if bunions are an inherited trait and, if so, whether there was anything I could do to head them off?

Bunions can be inherited, even in Manhattan!  Though shoe gear plays an important role in the development of bunions in women, avoiding bunion surgery starts with decreasing the amount of time you spend in high heels and pointy toed shoes.  You can consider wearing orthotics (arch supports).



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