Why Do I Get Bunions and How Can I Treat Them?

Have you wondered why you get annoying bunions—and how to make them go away? Austin podiatrist Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS explains why bunions form, how to make them go away, and how to make sure they never return.

First and foremost, your choice of footwear can influence a bunion to form. Some people also have a genetic inheritance and predilection to the development of bunions. While counteracting genetic forces can be extremely difficult, there are some things you can do to prevent the bunions from occurring earlier in life or progressing further.

If you suffer from bunion pain, it is extremely important to evaluate the types of shoes that you wear, as well as consider other options, such as custom-made orthotic inserts. At Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists, we will work to develop a treatment plan for you. We will consider your genetic influences, as well as your choices of footwear. We understand that you can’t walk around all day in athletic shoes, so we do our best to make sure you are comfortable in your shoes and can wear the appropriate footwear to suit your needs. Contact our office at 512.328.8900 to learn more about your treatment options.