In the 19th century, the prevalent understanding of the bunion—hallux valgus—was that it was purely an enlargement of the soft tissue, first metatarsal head, or both, most commonly caused by ill-fitting footwear. Thus, treatment had varying results, with controversy over whether to remove the overlying bursa alone or in combination with an exostectomy of the medial head.
There is continued debate over the association of poor-fitting footwear and bunions. Many experts feel high-heeled shoes with a small toe box or tight-fitting shoes do not cause the deformity. However, most agree footwear can exacerbate the problem by keeping the hallux in an abducted position. Hallux valgus has numerous recognized etiologies, including biomechanical, traumatic, and metabolic factors.
There are some tips to reduce the hallux valgus naturally:
- Aspirin And Iodine Mixture
Here’s what you need to do – just crush 200mg or 5 aspirins and mix them with 10ml iodine. Make sure you mix them well, until you get a homogenous mixture. You just have to apply this mixture on the affected area, before you go to sleep.
- Lemon Juice And Iodine
You can also use lemon juice and iodine to treat bunions. Combine equal parts of the ingredients and apply the remedy to the sore spots. This remedy can also be used for the effective treatment of “heel spurs”
- Bay Leaves
Bay Leaf Tea. You need 1 cup (250 ml) of water and 1 tablespoon of ground bay leaves.
- Bay Leaf Coating. Crush 5 big bay leaves into a fine substance and put it in 1/2 cup (about 100 ml) of 96% alcohol.
- Remedy for Reducing the Inflammation.
Your genes are more important than shoe styles when it comes to bunions, flat feet or tight Achilles tendons. But you can choose shoes that keep your feet feeling better, longer. Women develop bunions far more often than men, especially as they get older.
For many people, it may simply be a matter of wearing properly fitting shoes. Be sure to choose low-heeled, comfortable shoes that provide plenty of space for your toes and the widest part of your foot.