Relief from Bunions

A bunion is defined as a bony bump on the joint of the base of the big toe. The skin over the bump is usually red and painful. Causes of bunions include congenital structural conditions in the foot, imbalance in pressure, genetics, stress on the foot, foot injuries, existing foot problems such as arthritis, wearing pointed shoes, tight footwear, and wearing high-heeled shoes.

There are some steps to relieve bunion pain.

First, taking painkillers such as ibuprofen may ease the pain of bunion.

Using bunion pads that can be bought over the counter can also be helpful. These may be made from fleece or gel. The pads protect the toe from rubbing against the inside of your shoes. Pressure can also be relieved in this way.

Using cold compress or ice packs can reduce any swelling. Applying cold therapy may also relieve pain. However, never apply ice directly on the skin.

Orthotics have been used for relief of bunions. These decrease the pressure on the bunion to ease the pain. It is best to have orthotics fitted by a podiatrist rather than buy them from pharmacies. Custom made orthotics fit best and the podiatrist can have one specially tailored to your foot condition and the severity of your bunion.

If you are suffering from bunions, avoid tight, narrow shoes. Slip on shoes are also not recommended. High heels have been said to make the condition worse. Better to use flat shoes, wide-toed footwear, and shoes made from soft materials.

However, the only way to correct a bunion is through bunionectomy. Bunions can get worse over time and can get more painful.

Bunion surgery does not have to be very painful and debilitating. The innovative minimally invasive bunionectomies such as Lam modification no scar bunion surgery allows you to recover faster, with virtually no pain and scarless bunion surgery.


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