Does your mother, father, grandma, or grandpa have bunions? If you have noticed them and don’t want your feet to look like theirs, then you need to do something about it. Unfortunately, bunions are hereditary, but with the help of a New Jersey podiatrist, you can prevent bunions from forming.

A bunion is caused by the way someone walks. Generally, people tend to get bunions when they have improper foot alignment or a wrong walking pattern known as overpronation (feet excessively turn out when walking). When tendons and joints get out of alignment and bones shift due to foot rotation, a bunion can occur. In order to prevent bunions from forming or growing worse, you may need an orthotic insert to realign your bones and joints; however, ultimately changing the way you walk may be necessary to prevent bunions.

For more information on bunion prevention in New Jersey, call a Hillsborough podiatrist at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists today at 908-874-8030 or our Piscataway office at 732-968-3833, or contact our offices online at

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
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