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29-06-2016

Bunion Blitz - Five Simple Ways To Reduce Swelling

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Simply slice a red pepper in two and use one half of it to rub into the bunion. The juice contains an active pain killing ingredient called capsaicin, that penetrates well into bones and joints. Smear the area with some Vaseline and bandage the bunion. Repeat the treatment twice a day for maximum results.
Bunion Blitz - five simple ways to reduce swelling

Castor oil cure

Castor oil has been used since the beginning of time because it can help with a myriad of physical problems. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which provide a host of health benefits that bring therapeutic relief. As said before, the only way to permanently remove a bunion is to have it surgically removed but massage techniques can ease swelling and pain to some extent. Therefore, some good old-fashioned castor oil is very useful when treating painful bunions. Simply heat half a cup of castor oil in a pot. Drench a thin linen cloth in the oil and carefully wrap the whole foot in same. Swaddle the foot in a hot towel so the heat can't escape. This encourages blood circulation in the area which in turn reduces swelling and alleviates pain.

Epsom Salts

Bunions respond well to Epsom salts as they contain magnesium sulfate, and this ingredient is often used to treat other foot problems like sprains, toenail fungus and athlete's foot. The salt can break down on excess calcium which builds up in bunions and this helps reduce the swelling and eventual size. Simply dissolve half a cup of Epsom salts in a basin of hot water and let your feet rest in it for about half an hour. Repeat twice daily for a few weeks to see a significant reduction in the size of your bunions.
Bunion Blitz - five simple ways to reduce swelling

Soothing ice pack

Nothing reduces swelling so effectively and speedily as some plain old ice. Relieve the pain and swelling from your troublesome bunions by giving them this old-fashioned treatment. Simply gather some ice-cubes and place them inside a kitchen towel or freezer bag and rest them against the bunion for about ten minutes. If you don't have ice at the ready a bag of frozen vegetables from the freezer will work just as well. Ice packs are by far the most reliable treatment for the reduction of swollen bunions and you will see results immediately.
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