A bunion is a swollen pad of flesh at the base of the big toe which is frequently caused by the sufferer wearing shoes that do not fit well.
Lil fitting shoes may be fashionable and stylish in appearance but they do not have enough room for your toes to fit comfortably without being pinched and squeezed. Consequently, the big toe is crammed up against the other, smaller toes and this causes friction and, eventually, bunions.
Sometimes, however, bunions cannot be avoided. A weak big toe joint may simply be hereditary in some people and the big toe will consequently flop towards the other toes.
Should the pain suffered from bunions become so bad that the sufferer can no longer move about freely, an operation may be recommended to straighten the toe. However, recovery from this operation can take some considerable time so it is only undertaken in the most serious cases.
Here we suggest you some most effective natural treatments to deal with this condition at home without surgery that are given below.
Best Natural Treatments for Bunions
Normally, the best long term solution for the discomfort that is caused by bunions is for the sufferer to choose a new and more comfortable pair of shoes. In the meantime, and while the bunion is still inflicting great discomfort and pain, special pads and be fitted at the base of the big toe to help to alleviate the pain.
Charcoal with Flax Seeds
Make a paste with 3-4 tablespoons Flax seeds and 3-4 tablespoon wooden Coal/Charcoal powder with lukewarm water. Apply this paste on effected joint and band it with a cotton cloth piece. Leave it for overnight and remove next morning. Wash with normal water. Or you can soak you feet and hands for 20-25 minutes in boiling water of charcoal for fast relief from pain. The best natural remedy to bunion and joints pain effectively.
Warm some olive oil and massage the bunion and your entire foot for about fifteen minutes twice a day. The massage enhances circulation and increases blood flow to the foot and toes and encourages the synovial fluid to move around the bones.
Castor oil is full of anti-inflammatory properties which are very effective in reducing the swelling and diminishing pain. Put half a cup of castor oil in a pan and heat it until it is warm. Dip a thin cotton cloth into the oil and wrap the cloth around the bunion. Cover the compress with a towel so that the heat cannot escape. The heat will stimulate blood flow to the area that is affected.
Cloves (lung) and Country Chicken Fat
Another trialed and tested remedy to treat bunions naturally. Take 100 grams country chicken fat (desi murg charbi) and heat it on lower flame. When it become in melt form add 20 to 25 cloves (lung) and leave them to cook in it until burn in it. Off the flame and leave it to cool. Remove the cloves and daily massage with it on effected joints. Cover the area with a heat pad and leave it for 7 to 8 hours. Better to apply this massage before going to sleep. Next morning remove the pad and wash the area with lukewarm water.
Epson salt contains magnesium sulfate which minimizes inflammation and pain. Dissolve half a cup of Epson salt into a small tub or bucket of hot water and soak your foot in it for 20 to 25 minutes. Use this soak at least two times a day regularly until required results. Wrap your foot with dry towel at least 5 to 10 minutes and after that wear a tight socks pair.
Neem Leaves and Dried Ginger
Boil 20-25 Neem (Azadirachta Indica) leaves and 20 g dried crushed ginger in 750 g water for 40-45 minutes. Filter it and keep it in a jar. Drink this liquor 25g after every 3 hours or 4 times during the day to reduce pain and bunion causes.
Red pepper is full of capsaicin which eliminates the nerves of the compounds that cause pain and discomfort. Heat up one large red pepper in oven or stove and apply it directly onto the bunion. Smear a tiny bit of petroleum jelly on the top of the bunion and tie a clean cloth gauze over like a bandage. Apply it before going to bed for one or two weeks. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after each application.
Coconut Powder with Turmeric
Make a powder with dried old coconut and add 1/4 turmeric powder. Tie a knot in a small cotton piece. Now heat it on a dry pan and apply this heat pad on bunion. Regular use of this tip not only reduces pain and swelling also best to treat bunion naturally.