Austin, get ready to be pink! If you missed Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the Komen Austin Race for the Cure on November 10, 2013 is another opportunity to honor women who have faced this disease. Grab your running shoes and head out with a team or on your own—over 8,000 people are expected to participate. Don’t let bunion pain keep you from supporting this worthy cause. If this deformity has your running shoes hung up for good, the bunion experts at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists can help you get back on course.
Bunions affect women at a much higher rate than men, and it’s no wonder. While inherited foot structure leads to this bone misalignment and the resulting bump by the base of the big toe, women’s shoes do aggravate and exacerbate the condition. High-heels, pointy-toes, and styles that look good but lack space and support are all culprits when it comes to the progression of this condition. Fortunately, you can make shoe choices today that will help your feet tomorrow.
In order to buy the best shoes for your feet, you need to understand your unique foot shape and structure. Your arch type determines the level of support that you need. There’s no need to guess—a visit to our office will give you all of the information you need to find the right fit. Your shoe shopping frustrations stop here!
On your next trip to your favorite shoe store, look for footwear with ample space for the toes (and your bunion), the right amount of arch support, heels that are two inches or less, and the proper fit. If you’re experiencing bunion pain each time you lace up your running shoes, or slip on your work shoes, Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS and Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS can help. Schedule an appointment by calling (512) 328-8900, or schedule an appointment online.