9 Tips On How To Select Your Shoes And 6 Natural Ways To Treat Toe Deformity Without Surgery

February 25, 2017
A bunion is a bony structure which develops inside the joint at the base of the big toes. It can also be seen as a situation where the big toe rests or pushes towards the second toe causing deformity of the big toe.

 It normally causes a bump on the side at the base of the big toe.

 Bunionette or tailor’s bunion is a deformity outside the foot at the base of the little toe.

The bunion is a kind of deformity that occurs gradually and it affects both men and women but is very common among women due to the different style of footwear they wear.

Most women put on shoes that are narrow and tight that squeeze their toes together giving rise to the development of bunions.

   People with flexible bones are said to get affected by this deformity easily and it is also stated that they likely tolerate this deformity due to their flexibility.

 Unlike those with stiff joint or arthritis as they experience more pain.

Bunions can be inherited as it runs in some families while some are caused by an individual because of the kind of shoe he or she puts on.

                                                Symptoms of Toe Deformity

      A sore skin on the top of the bunion.

      Pains and bump on the outside edge of your feet.

      An unnatural shape of your foot.

     The big toe and second toe overlap.

These symptoms can only get worse when the affected part is left unattended to.

                                                   Causes of Toe Deformity

     Genetic factors.




      Nerve injuries.

       Neuromuscular disorder e.g polio

       Limb length differences.

       Inflammatory condition e.g rheumatoid arthritis


     Using moleskin or gel – filled pad to protect the bunion when wearing shoes.

     By using ice packs, massage, ultrasound, warm soaks, and whirlpool to reduce swellings.

     Using a none – steroidal anti flam ma try medications to help control swelling and diminish pains.

     Using shoe inserts to position the foot correctly when wearing a shoe.

     Wearing a splint at night to keep your toe straight and to reduce pain but only on doctor’s prescription.

     Controlling your weight.

                                       Shoe-selection tips.

When purchasing shoes, it is necessary to choose shoes that fit.  Consider shoes with soft soles and wide toes. 

Stay away from shoes that are sharply pointed, heels that are too high, tight or shoes that are too short. The following tips will help you when selecting shoes for purchase.

      Always buy shoes that are not too tight or expecting them to stretch to fit later.

     Always buy shoes that fit your foot and not shoes that you follow the size marked inside because sizes vary due to the brand and styles.

     Note that your feet change as you grow, so it is advisable to measure your feet always.

       Before purchasing a shoe, try to walk in the shoe to be sure that it is the right size for you.

     When going for heels, be sure it fits and you are comfortable in it and avoid loss of balance.

      Always select shoes that nearly fit the shape of your feet.

     There is the possibility of foot difference that is a foot larger than the other.

     When selecting shoes, stand during the testing period to be sure that the shoe has enough space for your longest toe.

     Be sure that the ball of your foot fits well into the widest part of the shoe.

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