Is there a connection between cowboy boots and bunions?

Cowboy bootYes! Now this doesn’t mean every individual who wears cowboy boots will develop a bunion. However, it does mean that restrictive tight shoes (primarily those with a narrow toe box), can contribute to either the development of a bunion or irritation of a present bunion.

If you are someone who solely wears cowboy boots, it might be time to add some shoes with a wider toe box to your closet. Athletic shoes are a great choice. While this option may not suite your fashion standards, it will certainly help reduce the pain you suffer from a bunion. A less optimal style are cowboy boots with a wider toe box, but we all know the selection is very limited.

Whether your bunion formed or is irritated by cowboy boots, find help at Castle Pines and Cherry Creek Physical Therapy. Don’t let a bunion get the best of you and your cowboy boots! Call our office at 303-805-5156 to schedule an appointment.


 

 

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC