Health Tip: Easing Bunions

(HealthDay News) -- Bunions are painful bumps that develop on the side of the big toe

If you have a bunion, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests

  • Change to a pair of shoes that fit well and don't squeeze your toes.
  • Use bunion pads inside your shoes to ease pressure.
  • Consider shoe inserts or splints worn at night to relieve pressure.
  • Ice the bunion a few times a day for about 20 minutes at a time, using something to protect your skin from the ice.
  • Take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug to help ease pain and swelling.

-- Diana Kohnle

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