Learning to remove bunions on feet at home can help to avoid a painful surgery and longer recovery time. Stylish high heel shoes can make your legs look longer and improve your wardrobe, but chronic wear can lead to some discomfort in the toes such as bunions. Bunions occur when the big toe points in toward the second toe. Over time, a bump can form on the inside of the big toe resulting in pain and difficulty wearing narrow shoes. Treating a bunion when it first begins to develop may relieve the problem before it grows out of control.
To treat your bunion at home, you will need:
- Wide Toed Shoes
- Toe Spacers
- Foam Pads
- Custom Insoles
- Replace narrow shoes with wide toed footwear. Take a break from narrow shoes until the toes begin to straighten out and the bump starts to diminish, which may remove bunions from feet. Wide toed shoes also help your feet to feel better while waiting for the bunion to heal.
- Use toe spacers or a bunion splint at night to relieve the pressure on the toes. Wear the spacers to keep the toes separated, which can prevent bunions from forming or becoming worse. The use of a bunion splint may remove bunions from feet in mild cases. You can place bunion splints in the shoes to keep the toes separated during the day as well.
- Cover bunions with foam pads. Bunion pads can help to relieve pain and prevent the inflamed toe from becoming irritated. Foam pads may not remove bunions from feet, but can relieve pain and prevent them from getting worse.
- Use custom insoles. Use custom insoles in your shoes during the day to help reposition the toes and keep the big toe separated from the second toe. The custom insole should be made to fit your feet, which will provide support and distribute pressure. Custom insoles can help to avoid bunions from forming by keeping the toes apart.
Taking care of your feet at the first sign of trouble can avoid severe pain later. Allow your toes to spread out and relax in a comfy pair of shoes or slippers once in a while to prevent bunions from causing a deformity. Surgery is an option to remove bunions from feet for those with severe, painful bunions, but may be avoided with some self-help treatments.