Winterizing Your Bunions & Reducing Winter Bunion Pain
Have you ever noticed that when it cools down, your bunions seem to ache more? While it may seem like you are just going crazy, there actually appears to be some science behind why this happens. Today, Bunion Bootie is discussing winter/colder weather, bunion pain and how exactly you can winterize your bunions for the upcoming weather. We provide natural bunion treatment options for those interested in avoiding surgery and are always happy to help, if you have additional questions about bunions, winter/colder weather or our treatment options, feel free to reach out.
Cold Weather & Increased Pain
A study was conducted by Tufts University in 2007 and found that with every 10-degree drop in temperature, there was an increased perception of pain experienced by patients. Researchers aren’t completely sure why this occurs, however, it is believed to be due to barometric pressure and certain atmosphere conditions. Barometric pressure is the weight of the air around us, which places pressure on our bodies. When it gets cooler or rains, this pressure drops, causing tissues in the body to expand, increasing the pressure placed on our joints.
Reducing Bunion Pain in Colder Weather
Interested in reducing the amount of bunion discomfort, stiffness and pain you experience during the colder parts of the year? There are various changes that you can make that can directly impact your bunions, including:
Change Your Shoes
Although those cute, fur, winter boots may look nice, changes are they are going to wreak havoc on your feet, toes and bunions. When it comes to selecting boots, always opt for options that have a wide toe box or are available in a wider size. Having enough space for your toes is highly important when it comes to managing bunion pain and boots often put unnecessary pressure on the feet, leading to increased bunion stiffness, discomfort and pain along with increasing your risk of worsened bunions.
Invest in Natural Bunion Care
There are various natural bunion treatment options that can help you avoid surgery while addressing your discomfort and symptoms. Bunion splints, braces and pads can actually provide protection for the area while correcting the deformity. Essential oils and balms can be used on the area to provide relief from rubbing, discomfort and irritation. There are plenty of options that don’t require surgery.
Along with your shoes and bunion treatment options, there are various exercises and stretches that are available that can address deformities of the foot/toes such as bunions. These can be effective in the long-term for addressing discomfort, pain and other symptoms associated with bunion formation.
Start Natural Bunion Treatment Today
Do you suffer from bunions? Not looking forward to the winter? Browse our various bunion treatment options today, these products can help to reduce the discomfort you experience this winter.