Re: Why does bunion hurt more when off my feet?
I had the same experience with my bunion. I would wake up in the middle of the night with horrible shooting pains. My podiatrist said the bone from the bunion was exerting pressure on a nerve and causing these random pains when I was off my feet.
Also, because shoes generally are tighter on your foot due to the bunion, it reduces the circulation to that area while you have shoes on and are on your feet. Once you take the shoes off and put your feet up, the circulation resumes and can make your feet throb. Hope this helps!