Afternoon all, hope you're having a pleasant weekend.
I've got big ugly bunions on both feet as well as smaller bunions on the outer side of my feet which the podiatrist said were called bunionettes. I have always worn sensible, supportive shoes from proper shoe shops. I've never worn high heels as I had very hypermobile ankles and repeated ligament injuries as a child. Given that I've always worn proper shoes and I'm only 28, I was a bit miffed. The podiatrist said it was RA related but I always thought bunions were wear and tear and associated them with older people.
I'm seeing rheum next month, so I will mention it but in the mean time, I'd be interested in other people's experiences. Also, I'm curious if it affects you with finding shoes. My orthotics are thick and my feet are wide anyway, that's before you throw RA swelling and bunions into the mix! I manage in the winter because I wear boots but I struggle with finding lighter shoes e.g. trainers or even sandals.
Thanks in advance.