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.
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