Shoes can increase the pressure on the bunion, (bump by the big toe joint or little toe joint), but they do not cause a bunion from forming. The increase in friction and pressure from the shoe will cause irritation and make the bunion become red, swollen and more painful many times. People that never wear shoes from different areas in the world still develop bunions over time. Shoes can definitely aggravate the bunion pain and by causing swelling make them look larger.
If you are suffering from bunion pain and cannot be as active as you would like to be, or wear the shoes you want to, give foot doctor Harvey Danciger a call to schedule an appointment at (760) 568-0108.