Wearing the wrong kind of shoes, such as high heels with pointed toes and other footwear that is too tight, can also make a bunion worse. Shoes with narrow toe boxes squeeze the toes and gradually push the foot bones further out of alignment. You might be able to slow the development of a bunion by wearing shoes with wide toe boxes and using custom orthotics to cushion the ball of the foot. 
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World renowned foot surgeon helping patients find relief from all types of foot pain.