September is a time to recognize bunion pain

Pain Awareness Month is in full swing, so it may be a perfect time to invest in bunion splints. 

September is a time to recognize bunion pain Bunion pain may be a condition that individuals ignore for long periods of time, either out of denial of their bony deformity or embarrassment about seeking treatment. 

Since September is Pain Awareness Month, now may be the perfect time to address that nagging pain that occurs at the base of the big toe, which is often accompanied by redness, calluses and a fluid sac known as a bursa.

There is a number of ways that individuals can ease their bunion pain. For instance, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin or ibuprofen can alleviate discomfort while also reducing redness and swelling.

Icing bunions has been shown to cut down on throbbing and discoloration. Padding bunions during the day can prevent irritating rubbing on the inner sides of shoes.

Bunion splints or orthotics can help to correct or reduce the appearance of bunions by promoting proper distribution of pressure on the foot. Additionally, these devices may help people avoid bunion surgery, which may only lead to more pain. 

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