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Best Bunion Relief

Updated on June 19, 2013

There are several ways to find relief from bunions. The first and most important is to wear properly fitting shoes and being able to go without shoes for extended periods of time. When buying new shoes consider getting a wider fit, especially around the toe area.

There are a number of remedies for bunion relief. This includes using ice to relieve inflammation and irritation or soaking the foot in an Epsom salt bath. There are anti-inflammatory creams available to also help relieve inflammation. You can use a pumice stone to remove some of the thickness of the skin. Foot massage is also a great way to help bring relief to the area.

There are foot supports that can be custom made to wear inside your shoes. This will help to stop spreading the bunion and offer some arch support. Bunion splints are also available and can offer relief for some people.

Bunion Splints

Bunion splints help to stabilize the foot by correcting the placement of the big toe which helps to increase the flexibility of the toe. It will also help to decrease any strain on the other toes. The bunions splint is usually made of a light weight material with straps that molds to the contour of the foot.

There are a couple of different types of bunion splints. There are bunion splints that you can wear during the day in your shoes and there are also ones that can be worn at night to ease the pain of the bunion and to help realign the toe. A basic bunion splint simply wraps around the top of the foot and is strapped to the toes. It helps to hold the big toe in a straight position. You will probably need a wider size of shoe to accommodate the splint if you are wearing it with your shoes.

 They are easy to use and are inexpensive. They can work to help align the toe joints into the normal position. They can decrease the pain and will help to slow down the further development of the bunion.

Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgery, also called Bunionectomy surgery, can help you to deal with toe numbness and pain. This surgery is often the last resort if other methods fail to manage the deformity and pain.

Unfortunately not all surgery can improve the look of your feet and often there is the risk of ending up with toe numbness as a result of the nerve endings being damaged during surgery.

The recovery time can be from six weeks to six months and you may have to wear special footwear for awhile and be on crutches or in a wheel chair for some time after the surgery.

Make sure you talk to your foot specialist or surgeon about the type of surgery they perform and about the length of time for your recovery.

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      bunions treatment 

      7 years ago

      I think all Nail abnormalities,ridging,discoloration or splitting can be symptomatic of numerous underlying problems ranging from malnutrition to heart disease.Please have a health care specialist look at your nails to rule out any threat to your general health.Good luck.

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      jack mechal 

      7 years ago

      You do not say that you have seen a health care provider about your nails.

      Nail abnormalities,ridging,discoloration or splitting can be symptomatic of numerous underlying problems ranging from malnutrition to heart disease.

      Please have a health care specialist look at your nails to rule out any threat to your general health.Good luck.

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      Steve S 

      7 years ago

      An excellent post and some rather sage tips here. Both my mother and sister suffered terribly from bunions and other foot-related problems. They were advised to look at their footwear and fortuitously they stumbled across this review for a product called gravity defyer shoes. They have never looked back:

      gravity defyer shoes

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      7 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Unfortunately, my poor feet are inflicted with RA, so the pain I live with daily is untreatable. But I have noticed that soaking in epsom salts does help. Thanks for the rest of these tips. I will try them. I will try anything! Lynda


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