Bunions are abnormal bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe causing deformation of the joint.
The condition of the feet, which is very common, can be developed in anyone, but mostly affects women.
The causes of this bone deformation may be genetic, for certain foot injuries, certain types of arthritis, and the use of inappropriate, narrow or high-heeled shoes.
Bunions are progressive and usually grow worse with time and its symptoms include pain, redness, and irritation of the skin around the bunion formation of calluses and sometimes a shift in the big toe toward the other toes occurs.
Bunions are very annoying and can even cause extreme pain when walking as well can cause a reduction in the flexibility of the finger.
In some extreme cases, bunions can only be treated by surgery to correct the problem, however there are also natural treatments to help relieve the symptoms it produces.
If you have bunions try these natural remedies:
Applying ice can relieve the pain and inflammation as the cold numbs the area temporarily.
Wrap some ice in a cloth and apply on the area for 5 to 10 minutes. Take a 10 minute break and repeat 2 or 3 times.
Massaging daily on the area helps relieve bunion pain and prevents the formation of calluses and the blood circulation is increased in the area.
Use castor oil, olive oil or warm coconut oil for a massage for 10 minutes on the affected area.
Perform this massage 2 or 3 times a day.
Soak your feet in water with Epsom salt,it helps to regulate the pH levels in the body to help fight inflammation and pain due to its magnesium content.
In a bowl with hot water pour some Epsom salt, mix well and put your feet to soak in the solution until the water is cold.
Then remove the feet, dry thoroughly with a towel and rub the area with oil.
Repeat treatment 3 times a week.
Because the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin may be effective for treating pain and inflammation of bunions.
To use turmeric topically make a paste with a half teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little olive oil.
Apply this turmeric paste directly over the bunion and repeat 2 or 3 times a day for several days.
Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain and inflammation and can help reduce bunion.
You can take chamomile tea 3 or 4 times a day or you can use chamomile essential oil mixed with a carrier oil to massage the affected area every night before bedtime.
Calendula is another effective way to reduce inflammation and pain that cause bunions treatment and prevent the formation of corns and calluses.
Flatten some calendula leaves gently with your hands to extract juice, apply on the area and let it air dry.
Repeat 2 or 3 times a day.
Other Recommendations Include:
- Increase In your diet foods with anti-inflammatory to reduce inflammation and pain properties, as well as vitamin C, A, D and calcium to strengthen bones. Avoid intake of inflammatory foods.
- Use suitable and comfortable footwear that is wide and flexible and avoid wearing heels or narrow shoes.
- The Acupuncture can help in the treatment of bunions.
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