A healthy diet may reduce bunion inflammation
There are a number of non-invasive ways to treat bunion pain, one of which includes simple diet changes.
The bony deformity known as a bunion is often accompanied by inflammation, whether it be in the form of bursitis or just a puffy red callous. Instead of taking daily doses of ibuprofen or aspirin, individuals may want to consider eating an anti-inflammatory diet.
While changing eating habits will not provide immediate, noticeable alleviation of pain or inflammation, it may make a difference over time. According to Self magazine, diet can play a significant role in boosting the body's production of natural anti-inflammatories called prostaglandins.
The news source recommends foods high in omega-3 fatty acids to help fight inflammation. Salmon, walnuts and flaxseeds are all good sources of the healthy fat. Additionally, people should strive to consume a rainbow of fruits and vegetables to obtain an array of antioxidants.
A recent study from the University of Nottingham revealed that curcumin, a component of curry powder, has properties that reduce inflammation of the tendons.
In addition to eating a healthy diet, people wishing to correct or stop the progression of their bunions may want to consider wearing bunion splints or orthotics. The devices have been shown to help wearers avoid bunion surgery.