Your local shoe repair shop can adjust shoes to suit bunions and hammer toe
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Having a hard time finding shoes that don't squeeze your bunions or hammer toe? Or perhaps you have a favorite pair of footwear that your bunions are beginning to outgrow.

Aside from using bunion splints or orthotics to help correct your bony foot deformities, you can also take shoes to your local shoemaker, who can stretch and customize shoes for even the most problematic feet.

Many cobblers will even do an exam or assessment of your foot before doing repairs to ensure a proper fit. You may also consider drawing an outline of your foot and taking it with you to the shoemaker.

It's a good idea to talk with a shoe repair professional about the parts of your foot that usually ache, as they are often able to add support or cushioning where needed.

In addition to finding well-fitted shoes, people with bunions or hammer toe should use bunion splints or orthotics to help prevent the progression of bony foot deformities.

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