5 Efficient Methods To Soothe Foot Bunion Pain | Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center

5 Efficient Methods To Soothe Foot Bunion Pain | Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center

Bunions refer to a bone or soft tissue deformity characterized be reoccurring pain and inflammation. In spite of the fact that it looks like a plain bump at the base of the toe or the side of the foot, the condition is actually more complex, particularly when the prominence forces the big toe to angle towards the other toes and leads to an orthopedic condition known as hallux valgus.

By far the most common complaint of patients with bunions is the debilitating pain and inflammation that prevents them from walking normally or putting on shoes. If you find yourself in this situation, then it is highly recommended to seek medical help right away. In addition, consider trying the following tips to reduce the pain and inflammation.


Change your footwear
As a rule of thumb, if you notice a bunion developing near your big toe then changing your footwear will usually relieve the symptoms and prevent the excrescence from developing even further. Given the nature of the condition, take note that your forefoot will get wider and your best bet is to purchase a pair of shoes with a wider toe-box. While chances are that the image of those ugly orthopedic shoes popped into your mind right now, rest assured that bunion shoes are available in more fashionable styles nowadays. If you dread the idea of wearing wide toe shoes, then you could consider having your favorite shoes stretched at a shoe shop.
Soak your problematic foot
More often than not, you can reduce the pain caused by an inflamed bunion by soaking your foot in a clean basin. Add a few tablespoons of salt in lukewarm water - or cold water if it's summer - and simply soak your feet in the mix for 5 to 15 minutes to relieve pain.
Perform some stretching exercises
Stretching exercises are usually very effective in addressing certain sores and can do wonders in alleviating pain caused by bunions. The next time you start to experience pain, try stretching your big toe gently away from the other toes and hold it in that position for approximately 30 seconds. Repeat this exercise a few times and you should notice the painful sensation diminish. On a side note, if the pain gets worse with each repetition then, you should stop immediately.
Use a bunion relief device
If the traditional methods described above fail to provide pain relief, then consider trying one of the many bunion relief devices available on the market. Depending on when and how the pain appears, you can choose between bunion sleeps that prevent shoe friction, night splints that help align the big toe, aid splints that keep the big toe in the straight position, etc.
Apply a topical analgesic
In the event that you're experience mild to moderate pain, then you should try to apply a topical analgesic. In general, the products that do the trick for bunion pain are those including menthol or capsaicin among their ingredients. While the first type of creams causes a cooling sensations, the latter acts by blocking pain signals to areas where it is applied.
03/15/2014 07:56:51
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