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What shoe inserts can help relieve bunion or bunionette pain?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
If you've already developed a bunion or bunionette, you can help alleviate the pain by padding the protuberance with felt or moleskin. Try a donut-shaped pad if your foot tends to turn too far inward when you walk. Another helpful aid is a shoe stretcher with a special plastic plug that can be placed in the shoe to stretch the bunion/bunionette area, thereby relieving the pressure on your foot at that point.

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