Meghan Markle feet: Why does Meghan Markle have a scar on her feet? Is it because of THIS?
Meghan Markle was recently pictured without her signature heels on during a formal Māori welcoming ceremony in New Zealand on the last day of her overseas tour with husband, but many noticed a small scar on her left foot. Could the Duchess have the scar because of this reason?
Without her Manolo Blahnik heels, a faded scar can be seen on Meghan’s left foot.
Kumar Kunasingham, consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon for BMI Shirley Oaks hospital said her scar is “100 percent due to open bunion surgery.”
He said: “While the scar is only 4-5cm, this type of surgery can be very painful and it can take up to three months before patients can wear heels again.”
It is thought Meghan had surgery in 2014 to correct bunions after suffering with them for at least four years.
Dr Kunasingham told Fabulous: “The joint on metatarsal [the bone above the big toe] where bunions tend to occur has many layers.
“During surgery you have to cut through all these layers to the bone, which is then broken, straightened and pinned.
“A bunion is a bit like an onion. It has so many layers and both pre and post-surgery they can make you cry.”
The Duchess of Sussex’s heel collection, is believed to be worth thousands, with stilettos from Aquazzura, Manolo Blahnik and Stuart Weitzmann.
However, the orthopaedic surgeon said bunions are not caused by heels, but they do not help the problem.
He said: “It’s a myth that high heels cause bunions.
“They can be aggravated and made sore by certain choices of footwear but bunions are hereditary.
“It affects 25 percent of the population and is more common in women.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK