Feet bunion is not a dangerous condition, but moreover an unpleasant in appearance and as well as discomforting. It can be painful and in worst case scenario can substantially impede daily life.
Hallux valgus or commonly recognized as feet bunion is a deformation that affects the big toe, which can be transferred to the other toes as well. This deformity can be found in below or above the adjacent toe.
The forefoot changes its appearance and because of that it is referred as the “bunion”. In the beginning of its appearance it is not painful, but once you start to wear improper footwear and you need to walk for a longer period of time it can get easily inflamed and become very painful.
Therefore, when we walk the skin is in repetitive contact with the surface of the shoe which will eventually start to thicken and acquire the reddish complexion due to the present inflammation which is known as “bursitis”. As a result of that you will experience the pain, but this is not necessarily true for every person as some people do not experience any pain.
However, this is more common in the beginning of the development of the bunion. This condition goes through several stages and once it passes each stage the amplification becomes progressive. The manifestation of hallux valgus is often reflected by pain from the inner side of the foot which usually elevates while walking or wearing shoes. Over time the deformation of the toe is higher and in more progressive stages.
Bear in mind that the bunion is not only an aesthetic issue, but it can lead to other conditions like corns, toes claws or even osteoarthritis.
Reasons for the occurrence of hallux valgus
This foot condition is more common for the female gender than for the male. It occurs as a result of these factors:
- Improper footwear like too tight shoes, shoes with a pointed toe or high heels.
- Age factor, commonly occurs after midlife
- Flat foot
Treatment of hallux valgus
The conventional treatment in the case of hallux valgus is the use of prescribed analgesics or anti-inflammatory drugs which are used for the purpose of pain relief caused by this infection. Doctors also recommend wearing comfortable and wider footwear especially during the treatment. In some cases rehabilitation sessions and orthotics are recommended.
However, this treatment is only for the pain and not for solving the deformation or for the treating the root of the problem. If these prescribed drugs are not efficient, the common medical next treatment is surgery.
But, there is no need to undergo such painful medical treatment when there are natural ways that can treat this foot issue. These natural and by all means simpler ways can easily alleviate this condition and in this article we shall present you one. Here it is:
A Natural Foot Bunion Remedy
This remedy is actually a drink made from bay leaves. The reason why bay leaves are used is the fact that they have the ability to eliminate the excess stored salt from the body so that it can treat hallux.
- 1 tablespoon of bay leaves in crumbs
- 1 ¼ cup water
In a saucepan pour the water and the bay leaves and bring this mixture to a boiling point. Then, transfer it into a thermos and leave it to stay during the night. In the morning, strain this solution and your remedy is ready. Drink sips of it during the whole day.
You should use this remedy for 3 days consecutively. However, have in mind that you need to drink it fresh, so every night prepare the remedy and in the morning start to drink it. Make a pause of one week, and after that continue the treatment. You should follow this treatment for 2 months.