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Boots and Bunions!

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Hi All

I don't (think) I have a bunion, but that joint on my right foot is more pronounced than on the left. (The start of one maybe?) Is there anything that can be done to the boot to ease that area a little? I can and have been skiing all day without too much discomfort, but I wonder if the boot can be reshaped a little.

Thanks.

CG
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Yes, I have a bunion and need my boot re shaped in that area, it was really painful before I had it done.
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@Charliegolf, I have wrecked feet from climbing including frostbite damage on one foot, and genetic predisposition to bunions - and once the tendons are out of alignment, the bunion starts to develop FAST, particularly with the strains on the foot which are presented by skiing and climbing. I've had excellent work done on boots to remove any problems at all - just make sure that you are working with boots which match your foot shape in the first place. I have a large bulge put into the inner side of each boot - slightly different location L and R - this has been done on Salomon, Lange and Tecnica boots. But go to the right people - Colin in Bicester, Profeet etc - the last adjust I had done, I had to rush, and it was done by a large outdoor chain - bad job.

I fear that if you have bunions developing they will become worse over time; that's just the mechanics of the tendons increasingly pulling the toe out of shape. But will good support of fitters, it won't be a problem.


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As others have said, this is not a difficult job. Key issue is that you should not self diagnose things like bunions. If you haven't got yourself checked for things like hallux rigidus as well then you should probably do that. The bone spurs look similar.
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Thanks all- on bunions, I used the term to give an immediate mental pic to get the boot advice. What I have is a difference of about 2-3mm in prominence on one foot; with no discernable turn-out of the big toe. I'll keep an eye on it.

Next Q- any bootfitters in S Wales/S West? Ta.

CG
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Next Q- any bootfitters in S Wales/S West?


Go and see CEM in Bicester if he has time to work on something he hasn't sold.

Not trying to be a pain with the diagnosis point, just that I mistook hallux rigidus for bunion formation and now my feet are fucked
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@gorilla, not taken that way in the slightest- at 61, I'm looking at every way I can to stay fit and healthy.

CG
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@Charliegolf, I have bunions on both feet- the left being very big/ massive! Both boots have been blown by CEM - a straightforward job for someone who knows what they’re doing.
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Charlie, how about trying one of these between your 1st and 2nd toe?
https://www.careco.co.uk/item-s-dl05036/gel-toe-spreaders-pack-of-4.htm?utm_source=shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=PLACampaigns&gclid=CjwKCAiA1uHSBRBUEiwAkBCtzXngP2DOYgPnC55F82768o4MOpFgtQg80UZrhnSP_yqHcVcyOwbcCxoCOTEQAvD_BwE
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Scarf and akin osteotomy is what you guys need Toofy Grin

Highly recommend this guy - ski's in Morzine but hey ho....
https://finder.bupa.co.uk/Consultant/view/25957/mr_graeme_taylor
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