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Are Ballet Flats Better for Bunions?

Are Ballet Flats Better for Bunions?Celebrity feet disasters can happen to anyone and bunions are an unsightly foot problem some haven’t been able to escape—Victoria Beckham, Uma Thurman, and Katie Holmes are true beauties that have been photographed in their best but have had their foot deformity stealing the spotlight. Towering high heels are culprits for turning bunions from bad to worse, but ballet flats aren’t much help either. So, what should you wear?

A bunion is a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe and is most often caused by inheriting a faulty foot structure—yes, you may have your parents to blame! The first metatarsal joint pushes outward and the big toe leans inward, creating the telltale bunion bump on the side of the foot. It is a progressive problem that will get worse over time if you don’t protect your feet. As we mentioned, high heels are a type of shoe that can make this condition worse. The tight toe box squishes toes while the tall heel shifts your body weight onto the ball of the foot. When your structure is already compromised because of the bunion, this just adds more stress and pain onto the joint.

All of this may lead you to think that flats would be best, since they’re the total opposite of high platforms. The truth is, they can be dangerous too. First of all, the soles are thin and offer little to no protection and support. When the arch of your foot has no support, it can’t effectively distribute weight each time it strikes the ground, which alters the biomechanics of the lower leg. Your feet will feel fatigued and you could develop arch and heel pain, as well as knee, hip, and lower back discomfort. A flat may also fit too snugly around the bunion. If the shoe is too loose, your toes tend to scrunch to keep it from flopping off your heel, which can also aggravate a bunion. It is best to wear a quality leather shoe with a roomy toe box and sturdy heel counter.

For expert bunion treatment, contact Dallas Podiatry Works before the problem gets worse. You can reach Dr. Joel W. Brook, Dr. David R. Northcutt, Dr. Irene Arroyo and Dr. John Baca in Dallas, TX, at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX, at (972) 943-3323.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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