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  • If there's a bony bump on your big toe joint, the area is swollen, sore or inflamed, or your big toe and second toe are overlapping, you probably have bunions. Bunions hurt, and can make walking difficult and painful. While wearing the right kind of shoes is the first step in dealing with bunions, here are some home remedies that can ease the pain and discomfort of bunions. Try Ice to Relieve Painful Bunions If your bunions are swollen or inflamed, a cold compress can help relieve the pain. Wrap some ice, or an ice pack, in a towel. Apply it to your bunions for ten to fifteen minutes. The ice will reduce the swelling, and alleviate that hot, feverish feeling. Don't like the cold? A heating pad can also help when bunions are swollen or inflamed. Just to set the heat to high. Pamper Your Bunions with a Massage A nice massage can help your painful bunions feel better. Don't rub from side-to-side. Rub your bunions from side to side for about ten minutes. Use Spacers to Relieve Pressure Caused by Bunions Bunions cause your big toe joint to become enlarged, which pushes your big toe in towards your other toes. This unnatural alignment puts pressure on the big toe joint which, eventually, will make walking even short distances a painful exercise. At the drugstore, you can find spacers that can be slipped between your big toe and second toe. These spacers help push the big toe back into its regular alignment, which takes some of the pressure off of the joint. There are other over-the-counter remedies designed to help those who suffer from bunions. Take a look around the drugstore, and see what other remedies might be able to help your condition. Soak Your Bunions in Epsom Salt Soaking in Epsom salts has been used as a home remedy for many ailments. And soaking your feet in Epsom salt and very warm water can help relieve the pain and swelling of Epsom salts. You can also try some of the commercial foot soaks you find in the drug store. Even if you don't have Epsom salts, simply soaking your feet in plain warm water can ease the pain and swelling of bunions. Try Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers Over-the-counter pain relievers can ease the pain caused by your bunions. While OTC medications that contain acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help with the pain, naproxen (which is found in Aleve) and ibuprofen (like Advil or Motrin) will relieve both pain and inflammation. What If the Home Remedies Don't Work? If you want to just get rid of your bunions, eliminating the pain and discomfort for good, you can have them surgically removed. Surgery is also recommended when bunions are deforming your toes. While there are always risks any time you have surgery, surgery to remove bunions is usually a simple, outpatient procedure. While full recovery takes up to four weeks, patients are often up and walking around a few days after surgery. Bunions can be painful. In severe cases, bunions can even be debilitating. But, with these home remedies, you can ease the pain of bunions, and make your feet happy again.
  • maybe you should go see a doctor and they will give you some meds for it

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