One woman's search for bunion cures
Is it really possible to get rid of your bunions
(without having surgery)?
To be honest, I'm not sure if you can get completely rid of them,
but I do know from experience now that it's possible to reduce the size of your bunions a bit
and to improve the condition of your feet.
I've had bunions for years, and at some point they really started to annoy me.
They seemed to grow bigger and bigger, hurted when I had to walk a lot,
and every year it became harder to find comfortable, yet fashionable shoes.
I could opt for surgery of course, to have my bunions removed. But bunion surgery is not what I wanted
I preferred trying non surgery bunion treatments first.
Before I started selecting treatments, I asked myself a couple of questions.
Such as: Where did my bunions come from? What made them develop in the first place?
Was it because of the shoes I used to wear in my twenties?
Or is it because I'm genetically pre-disposed to developing bunions (as my mother and grandmother suffered from them too)?
Based on the knowledge I gained by totally immersing myself in the subject for some weeks, I decided to start my bunion experiment by:
- Walking as much as possible on comfortable, wide shoes (or flip flops),
so my bunions get all the space they need and won't get irritated
- Wearing special insoles,
to correct any mechanical imperfections of my feet
- Wearing bunion splints at night,
to relax my feet and keep my toes in a straight position
- Exercising my feet as much as possible, but at least once a day
- Taking a daily foot bath
- Have the acupuncture points treated that are related to the formation of bunions
- Adjusting my diet, to prevent the formation of more bone mass in my bunions
- Using visualization techniques
In the course of the experiment, I added a couple of more things:
- After two and a half months, I started to take an anti-inflammatory herb.
I chose Devil's Claw, which is said to possess anti-inflammatory properties.
But there are many more natural products that do the same.
- Also, I began tapping my feet with an acupuncher,
a device originally developed as a reflexology tool, but that may have a positive effect on your bunions as well.
- After about five months, I had marigold therapy in an effort to reduce the size of my bunions.
- And finally, after almost eight months, I started using EFT
to maintain the results I achieved so far and maybe even improve the condition of my feet a bit more.
Please be aware that the previous list is not carved in stone.
I'm sure there are a lot more therapies and products available.
But there's no way I could try and test everything myself.
That's why I hope you'll want to join in
and tell about yourself,
abouth the treatments you're trying and the products you find beneficial yourself.
By the way, the feet in the logo at the top are definitely not mine! Those are the kind of feet I'd like to have.
So I put them there as an inspiration.
The other pictures on this website, they are pictures of my own feet.
No doubt you'll notice the difference!