A bunion is an often painful enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the base of the big toe.
If you have a bunion, you will notice a bump on your big toe joint. The big toe may turn in toward the second toe and the tissues surrounding the joint may be swollen and tender.
Bunions can come from a variety of causes, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or foot mechanics that place too much load on the ball of your foot.
If untreated, bunions can worsen, leading to other serious complications, and even potentially require surgery. Early treatment is best, so if you’re suffering from bunions it’s smart to see a podiatrist for proper treatment and care.
P.W. Minor shoes have several key features ideal for those suffering from bunions, including:
- Wide toe boxes that allow the toes to spread out evenly.
- Extra depth to accommodate orthotics which may address the cause of bunions.
- Seamless linings won't further irritate sensitive bunion areas
- Protective leather uppers that can be modified by your footwear professional to relieve pressure around this sensitive area.