A bunion is a condition that is caused by too much pressure being placed on the joint of the big toe, which results in misalignment and ultimately a protrusion on the side of the foot.It is possible to prevent bunions if your feet aren’t naturally inclined to develop them.  Sometimes genetics play a role in that certain shapes of feet are more predisposed for certain foot conditions.  Genetics aside, there are ways to prevent the dreaded bump on the big toe.  Wearing shoes that offer room for the toes to move naturally is important.  Also try staying away from high heels or any kind of shoes that put too much pressure on the front part of the foot.

If you have any questions about bunion prevention call Dr. Mitchell Wachtel today at (978) 794-8406 to schedule an appointment.  At our Massachusetts offices we are dedicated to the health of your feet.