To help prevent bunions:

  • Be sure your shoes don't cramp or irritate your toes.
  • Choose shoes with a wide toe box — there should be space between the tip of your longest toe and the end of the shoe.
  • Your shoes should conform to the shape of your feet without squeezing or pressing any part of your foot.
  • Avoid pointy-toed shoes.
Feb. 11, 2014