Famous Bunions

Celebrities seem to have it all:  fame, fortune, power, and beauty.  We see their images splashed across magazines and highlighted on both the small and large screens, but many stars have faulty foundations.  Big names like Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Holmes have reportedly suffered with the pain of a bunion.  

 

This foot deformity doesn’t discriminate, and while some are quick to blame Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, or Jimmy Choo for the painful bump near the joint of their big toe—the problem runs deeper than designer heels.  Of course, hours of wearing these sky-high masterpieces forces excess stress on the forefoot and progresses the condition, but the root of the problem is typically the structure of the foot.

 

No matter who you are, traits are passed down the family line, and your parents’ faulty foot mechanics can increase your risk of many common foot conditions.  The recent Framingham Foot Study makes a strong statement about the role of heredity in the development of a bunion.  While you may not have considered asking family members about their foot health, knowing your risk can help you prevent problems before they begin. Once this painful bump develops, it won’t go away on its own, so take steps now to keep your feet healthy and bunion-free.

 

If you suspect that a bump is already making an appearance, act now!  Waiting to seek treatment can lead to pain with every step.  Bunion specialists, Drs. Craig Thomajan and Dr. Shine John, DPM, FACFAS, will explain your condition and develop a treatment plan that will stop your pain in its tracks.  Call Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists for star treatment.  You can reach our office at 512-328-8900, or request an appointment online.    

Dr. Shine John, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatric Physician, Surgeon, Specialist at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
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