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Dressing Up With Bunions

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The Sound of Music has been a cherished musical loved by people of all ages since its debut in 1965. On February 2, 2014 at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA you can take part in the Sing-a-Long Sound of Music. There will be a screening of the movie with subtitles so everyone can sing along, and a fancy-dress costume competition. This is a fun event you will not want to miss.

Bunions can be a hindrance when dressing up in costume for an event such as this—a night out on the town or a work party. The characteristic bony bump on the side of the foot can make it difficult to find shoes that are comfortable and stylish. Unfortunately, shoes with narrow toes can speed up the progression of a bunion and exacerbate the problem. This may mean that high heels are out of the question if you are currently dealing with bunions.

High heelSo, what is appropriate bunion footwear? A good shoe will be made with a stretchable, breathable material. A slip-on type of shoe with good arch support and a wide toe box will accommodate for the bony bump and reduce any friction or rubbing on your foot. Look for a shoe that fits well and conforms to the shape of your foot. It may take some hunting, but the effort will greatly pay off. We have many patients who find wearing custom orthotics greatly helps relieve discomfort from their bunions. Once you find the right pair of shoes, we can also provide you with extra padding, toe spacers and home treatments to help manage the condition.

For help finding shoes that are right for your feet, contact Harvey R. Danciger, DPM for advice and/or treatment. Call our podiatric office in Palm Desert, CA at (760) 568-0108 to make an appointment today.

Category: Bunions

Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle

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