Easing Bunions Without Bunion Surgery
With the weather warming up, it is about time for sandal season all around the United States. If you suffer from bunions, you may be thinking it is about time to do something about that large bump sticking out of the base of your big toe. Bunions, also known as hallux valgus are a common occurrence around the world, affecting an estimated 23-36% of people on Earth. Bunions tend to occur more frequently in women than in men and can cause day-to-day activities and life less enjoyable due to discomfort and pain. Several natural bunion treatments can be used together to tackle bunion pain.
Bunions are formed when the bone or tissue at the joint at the bottom of the big toe moves out of proper place. Years of ill-fitting footwear, abnormal motion and even pressure on the joint can force the big toe to bend toward the other toes, causing an often-painful lump on the joint.
The joint at the base of the big toe actually carries much of your weight while walking, crouching and even standing, resulting in bunions causing severe and typically constant discomfort and pain. As the joint becomes stiff and sore, shoes may even be too painful to wear.
Bunions are permanent unless bunion surgery is performed. There are however, some measures that can be taken to be more comfortable and to slow bunion progression. For many people ill-fitting shoes, abnormal walking and unnecessary pressure on the joint are the main cause of bunions. Genetics are also thought to play a partial role.
Natural Bunion Treatment
Are you interested in natural bunion relief? At Bunion Bootie we specialize in all things non-surgical and natural bunion-related. Here are some tips on natural bunion treatment that you can try at home:
- Lose weight and/or maintain a normal, healthy weight.
- Protect your bunion with a bunion bootie.
- Invest in shoe inserts that help position the foot correctly.
- Take non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications to reduce inflammation.
- Use warm soaks and ice packs on the area.
- Buy shoes that properly fit, have a low heel and are easy on the feet.
- Consider balms or essential oils to moisturize and heal the skin around the bunion.
By reducing pressure on the big toe and joint, many patients can experience relief from the discomfort and pain caused by bunions.
Start Non-Surgical Bunion Treatment Today
Are you interested in easing your bunions naturally, without bunion surgery? At Bunion Bootie we completely understand are happy to offer a variety of natural bunion treatment options.