What are bunions? How are they caused and what are the natural ways to remove them?
Bunions are not only cringeworthy to look at, but are also painful. These painful growths start to modify the bone structure in the fingers of your feet and it can be very uneasy for the sufferer to walk with them. These bunions will also make a person let go of their regular footwear and turn to more comfortable options.
Bunions can be removed through a small surgery, but can come back, thanks to their causal factors. But like every ailment, bunions can also be removed by natural methods without undergoing surgical procedures and other methods.
Here is some vital information about bunions and methods to remove them naturally.
Bunions are painful growths on the joint of the base of the big toe. A bunion is formed due to the big toe pushing against the next toe and forcing the joint of the big toe to get bigger and stick out. Even the skin over the bunion may become red in color and sore and painful.
2 What causes them?
Bunions are usually caused by wearing tight and narrow ended shoes. And if you already have bunions, wearing such type of shoes may make them even worse. They can also develop due to an inherited defect in body structure, too much stress on your foot or some medical condition.
These bony bumps may also develop on the foot if the entire body weight falls on your foot and joints. This makes the big toe unstable and causes the part of the joint into a hard knob that protrudes out beyond the normal shape of the foot.
Though a bunion can be treated medically by taking drugs, or by changing shoes and in more serious cases, even surgery. But here are some natural ways to get rid of bunions.
3 Recipe to get rid of salts in the body
One of the major reasons of salt formation on the big toe is the excess amount of salt in your body. if you have a high sodium diet, you will be more prone to having bunions. High sodium intake also causes the joints of other parts of the body to swell up.
To get rid of salts from the body, you can try this all natural concoction. You just need 300ml of water and 5-10 minced bay leaves. Mix the bay leaves into the water and cook in an enamelled pot for 5 minutes. Put this mixture into a thermos and leave it overnight.
Now strain the drink and take the mixture in sips throughout the day. Continue the practice for 3 days, by making a new and fresh concoction each night. Take a break of 7 days and repeat the treatment for 3 days. If you are going to the loo regularly, this will indicate removal of salts from the body and you will see the joint pains disappearing eventually.
4 An organic paste to remove bunions
After the removal of salts from the body, here is a natural paste that can help in removing the bunions. The paste uses completely natural ingredients and help in not only easing the pain of bunions, but also removing them completely.
All you need is 100ml of 96% alcohol, 5 large bay leaves, 3 litres of water and 1 tbsp. of baking soda. Grind up the leaves in the ingredients to make a paste. The paste requires a time of 7 days to mature properly and should be left in a dry room. Once the leaves and alcohol have become a paste, soak your bunion feet in the mixture of water and baking soda. After soaking the feet, rub the homemade paste onto the feet and put cotton socks on the feet for absorption.
5 Other organic way to make bunions go away
Another way to get rid of bunions is to have an olive oil massage. With accurate pressure and correct olive oil, the massage will release synovial fluids, which will make the painful growths go away by coating the bones and relieving the pain.
Take the olive oil and massage your feet, especially the toes and lower foot for 15 minutes twice a day. You will notice the bunions shrink in no time, as the excess salt will disappear from the joints by dissolving.