Switch to low-heeled shoes that are wide enough for your toes; prefer to use foam, felt, or gel bunion pads to avoid putting extra pressure on the inflamed joint. Massage the bunion with 3-4 drops of undiluted lemon essential oil or oils/tinctures containing marigold. Practice pain relieving foot exercises like toe spread, heel raise, and short foot exercise.
Bunions can be unsightly, painful, and plain mortifying if you have a thing for dainty sandals. A bunion, medically known as hallux valgus, is a bony protrusion on the base of your big toe. It develops when the big toe points toward the other toes, causing the joint where it attaches to the rest of the foot to stick out.