Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

These tips may provide relief from a bunion:

  • Apply a nonmedicated bunion pad to the bony bump.
  • Apply an ice pack two to three times daily to help reduce swelling if a bunion becomes inflamed or painful.
  • Wear shoes with a wide, deep toe box.
  • Avoid shoes with heels higher than 2 1/4 inches (5.7 centimeters).

See your doctor if pain persists.

Feb. 11, 2014