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Finding Relief with Home Remedies for Bunions

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Home Remedies for Bunion Pain ReliefAs we enter the New Year, there is a decent chance that you are resolving to take steps in order to improve your health in 2015. Eating better, quitting smoking, and drinking less are all excellent lifestyle choices that help, but other popular resolutions are centered on getting more exercise. If you are embarking upon a path of increased physical activity, the last thing you need is to let bunion pain get in the way of a healthier you. Fortunately, there are home remedies for bunions that might offer the relief you need:

  • Choose shoes that offer plenty of room in the toe box area. This will keep your bunion from rubbing against the inside edge and becoming irritated.

  • Avoid narrow, tight, and high-heeled shoes. In addition to placing pressure on the big toe joint from the edge of the shoe, more of your bodyweight is concentrated on the painful, tender area.

  • Ice your bunion for 10 to 20 minutes at a time by using an ice pack or ice covered with a thin cloth. Make sure to use a cloth to provide a protective barrier for your skin, while still allowing the ice to decrease inflammation and pain.

  • Instead of giving up on your exercise program due to bunion pain, switch to activities that do not put pressure on your feet, like bicycling or swimming. Mixing these exercises into your regimen will not only help with bunion pain, but it will also give you better overall conditioning.

  • Ask us about pain relievers like acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that may decrease your physical discomfort. We can tell you which are safe for you.

Bunion relief remedies are mainly used to decrease the pain that bunions bring and prevent them from becoming worse and creating greater difficulty for you. If you are tired of struggling with painful bunions, it is time to contact our office.

Richardson Podiatry Associates want to see you achieve all the healthy lifestyle goals and objectives you establish. Do not let bunion pain get in the way of a healthier you this year. Contact our Richardson, TX, office to receive the treatment and care you need for even the toughest of bunions. Call us at (972) 690-5374 or use the online form to set up an appointment with Dr. Gene Reister today!

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