Take off your shoes and walk barefoot
Walking bare foot actually helps strengthen the foot muscles and return the toe bone to its proper place, also your feet will get relief from uncomfortable shoes. If it hurts you can walk around barefoot, then should walk on a thick carpet otherwise this walking can bring more pain to your bunions.
Make your foot muscles stronger
Exercises will help strengthen your foot muscles and also ease the pain of bunions, simply perform them carefully without overloading the bunion. Stand up straight and press your toes on the floor for 10 seconds without lifting the heel off, then lift them up and hold for 10 seconds, you can repeat the same 5 time. Curl the toes around a towel and pull towards yourself, then straighten them, repeat this 5-10 times.
Use ice to reduce pain
This can help to reduce inflammation and pain in the bunion, simply use ice cubes and a cloth, wrap the ice with a cloth and place it on the bunion. Do not press hard and hold for 10-20 minutes. You can use this treatment method 1-2 times a day.
Castor oil shrinks bunions
The oil has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that helps reduce inflammation and pain. Take 50-100 ml of castor oil and heat it a little in a pan. Dig a rag in the warm oil and place it on the bunion. Wrap your foot with a dry bandage or towel to keep it warm. Hold it for 20 minutes and repeat this 1-2 times a day.
Bunion correctors keeps the toes in a natural position
Using correctors is a good way to treat bunion because it helps ease the inconvenience of wearing shoes. They will prevent rubbing and change the position of the foot. Another useful part about correctors is that thy fix the thumb in a natural position which help the bone return into place. Nowadays the assortment of correctors is very large and you can easily choose the one that suits you best.
Remember that it’s better to consult a doctor before trying these remedies.
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