If you’re suffering from a bunion, there are ways to ease the pain, including:

Changes in Shoewear – choose shoes that have space for the toes
Padding – placing pads over bunions can help to minimize pain
Activity – avoid standing for long periods of time, as it can cause pain

Medications and even surgery may be recommended, but there are natural treatments you can use to help ease the pain and reduce the size of bunions.

1Olive Oil

Warm up some olive oil and massage the bunion, toes and foot for about 15 minutes, twice a day. Massaging will help to improve circulation and increase blood flow to the foot and toes, while encouraging synovial fluid to move around the bones.

The movement of this fluid will lubricate and nourish the joints, while dissolving the excess calcium of the bunion, helping it to heal.