Everyone's Talking About Victoria Beckham's Bunions...Again!

Victoria Beckham's bunionsFor those who follow my blog, you know that I've discussed Victoria Beckham's bunions before.  You can read those posts here and here. Apparently there is renewed interest in her bunions, seemingly triggered by her returning a pair of shoes at Barney's in Beverly Hills.

Rarely photographed without VERY high stilettos on, the rumors are that her aversion to having surgery to correct her bunion has to do with not being able to wear heels for several months after the surgery. It seems as if she's tried everything, but continues to hold out hope that applying ice and stretching will help the bunions go away. Beckham admitted to a reporter from the UK's Daily Mail, "Part of the reason I wear such amazing shoes is to take the eye away from my horrid feet." Such a vicious cycle!

The sad news for Posh, however, is that the bunion deformity is a bone that has rotated, not simply an inflammation. The surgery she will need will surgically fracture the metatarsal bone, shift it over, and repair it with a pin or screw. She will need to wear a special post operative shoe for about two weeks afterward and likely won't return to her fancy shoes, realistically speaking, for two to three months after the surgery...no doubt an eternity for someone who picks up her children in the most fashionable shoes. While the shoes likely contributed to the bunions, there is likely a strong heredity factor as well.

I wish there was a magic potion or lotion that could be prescribed for a bunion, but there is none. Wait until Victoria hears that a custom orthotic is suggested after surgery to prevent the bunion from coming back!
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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