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How to Prevent Bunions & Hammertoes

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND

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Bunions: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches

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In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, discusses how bunions are treated using conventional and natural approaches. This... Read more

Hammertoes: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


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June 17, 2016
Nick

Hi! Do you know what kind of boot the person in this picture is wearing? Thanks!

June 17, 2016
Natural Footgear

Hi, Nick,

Thank you for your message and question! The boot in this picture is the Lems Boulder Boot. The Boulder Boot is excellent for hiking, as it has a wide toe box and flexible sole, and it easily accommodates Correct Toes.

Also, check out these helpful and related resources:

Lems Boulder Boots Review:
www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/product-info/17922536-lems-boulder-boots-review

What Makes for a Great Hiking Boot?:
www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/education/78033413-what-makes-for-a-great-hiking-boot

Benefits of Wide Toe Boxes for Hiking:
www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/education/17856304-benefits-of-wide-toe-boxes-for-hiking

Kind regards,
Laura Trentman

July 21, 2016
Jeanne

Can you please try to influence those who design healthy shoes to come up with some styles that can be worn with professional attire?

July 21, 2016
Natural Footgear

Greetings, Jeanne,

Thank you for your comment. You are preaching to the choir on this one! We are always searching for foot-healthy dress shoes for women. We add new models and styles to our women’s shoes page on a fairly regular basis, so please do keep checking in to see if something matches your needs:

www.naturalfootgear.com/collections/womens-shoes

I hope this information is helpful! Feel free to email us if you have any further questions.

Kind regards,
Laura Trentman

March 11, 2018
Tree

This past May, I noticed that a bunion had formed on my left foot. When I asked a chiropractor about it last week, he said it’s due to my scoliosis, which, I’ve always known, causes a natural imbalance in my body. For at least four years, I’ve been wearing foot-healthy shoes (Xero sandals, Lems, Luna, etc.) or none at all. If it’s over 50 degrees F I’m in sandals all day. The chiropractor recommended Foot Leveler orthotics and said the arch support would help with the imbalance that caused the bunion. I’m curious about other opinions on this, as I’m pretty attached to my barefoot lifestyle and can’t imagine wearing “orthopedic” shoes or inserts. Thank you kindly for any thoughts!

March 11, 2018
Natural Footgear

Hi, Tree,

Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry to hear about that bunion. I wanted to share some additional resources from our site that I think you might appreciate or find helpful:

Bunions:
www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/education/17856628-bunions

Bunions: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches:
www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/education/17856712-bunions-conventional-vs-natural-approaches

Bunion Reversal Strategies:
www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/education/bunion-reversal-strategies

Who Should Use Orthotics:
naturalfootgear.com/blogs/education/17921600-who-should-use-orthotics

In our experience, we’ve found that using Correct Toes toe spacers (www.naturalfootgear.com/collections/correct-toes) in combination with the kind of foot-healthy footwear you’re already using works quite well to address bunions and provide a level foundation for the body, including the spine. Without seeing you in person, I can’t offer much more in the way of thoughts or advice on how to proceed here, but if you have any additional questions, please do let us know!

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

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