Bunions can be really painful when not treated. The underlying cause for bunions is actually hereditary, this being mentioned people with bunions develop this overtime although wearing uncomfortable footwear can hasten bunion development. Surgery can be a permanent solution for bunion relief but this can be really expensive and lighter degrees of bunion formation can still be alleviated of by using home remedies, bunion splints, and other foot care applications. This article will discuss three alternative methods for bunion relief specifically bunion splints, bunion pads, and a paraffin wax spa application that can be made at home.
Bunion splints are generally made from synthetic elastic material that can help relieve bunion pain and position the big toe in a way that will help avoid discomfort from the bunion. Aside from bunion splints toe spreaders can also help with bunion related problems such as stiffness and possibly chaffing. Bunion splints and toe spreaders stretch and help your feet feel comfortable and some products and models can even be worn overnight. Although it does not guarantee to effectively realign your bone and tissue it can nevertheless provide needed respite from the discomfort of having a bunion.
Another alternative to help provide relief to your bunion plagued feet are bunion pads. These soft gel-based products are often used to line the interior of shoes to avoid irritation and chaffing of the skin on the bunion or just to give a more comfortable feeling to bunion sufferers when wearing shoes. These pads may come as a toe spacer or as surrounding pads which can help prevent the bunion from having contact with the interior of a shoe. Although comfortable footwear may negate the purpose of bunion pads chronic bunion sufferers whose complication are close to needing medical attention can temporarily gain the much needed release from bunion induced pain and discomfort.