Designer shoes don't look so great with bunions poking throughJust when you thought Amal Clooney had the perfect life—high powered job, fairy tale wedding, movie star husband (George Clooney, for those who are unaware) and twins on the way any minute—pictures of her feet emerge that completely shatter that image. If you look at the picture to the right, you can clearly see her bunion popping out of those fashionable flats.

You see, guys, even Amal Clooney isn’t immune to that peskiest of foot problems: bunions. A bunion is an abnormal, bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Your big toe joint becomes enlarged, forcing the toe to crowd against your other toes. This puts pressure on your big toe joint, pushing it outward beyond the normal profile of your foot, and resulting in pain.

While genetics help determine whether or not you will develop a bunion, wearing the type of stilettos that Amal tends to favor certainly can contribute to the problem. When you wear high heels, the pressure of your body weight shifts forward, putting more weight on the toes and causing bones to shift.
If you want to avoid the kind of problem that Amal Clooney is experiencing—be smart. Choose low-heeled, supportive foot-wear and schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider at the first sign of any foot problem.

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