Bunions can take the magic out of prom night

Bunions or hammer toe can derail a teen's first chance at wearing high heels, dancing barefoot.

Many teen girls look forward to prom night as they prepare to get decked out in gowns and high heels and dance the night away with their classmates and crushes.  However, since girls - especially those involved in athletics - have been known to develop bunions at ages as young as 10, the dream of glass slippers and barefoot romps on the dance floor may seem just out of reach.  Bunions or hammer toe don't need to get in the way of a glamorous night, girls just need to pick the right shoes. They should remember to stay away from shoes with very high heels and pointed toes, since these may exacerbate a foot condition.  Instead, teens with bunions should look for footwear with a lower heel - or even some stylish, embellished flats - and a rounded toe that allows enough room for toes. If a shoe pinches or seems too tight when trying it on in the store, things will only get worse as the night wears on. Many teen girls look forward to prom night as they prepare to get decked out in gowns and high heels and dance the night away with their classmates and crushes.

However, since girls - especially those involved in athletics - have been known to develop bunions at ages as young as 10, the dream of glass slippers and barefoot romps on the dance floor may seem just out of reach.

Bunions or hammer toe don't need to get in the way of a glamorous night, girls just need to pick the right shoes. They should remember to stay away from shoes with very high heels and pointed toes, since these may exacerbate a foot condition.

Instead, teens with bunions should look for footwear with a lower heel - or even some stylish, embellished flats - and a rounded toe that allows enough room for toes. If a shoe pinches or seems too tight when trying it on in the store, things will only get worse as the night wears on.

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