One Step Ahead: 5 Simple Ways to Ease Bunion Pain

12 October 2022

Bunions (Hallux Valgus) are defined as a bony lump that forms on the side of the big toe.

In detail, it is a structural deformity caused the when first metatarsal bone of the foot turns outward and your big toe points inward. The corresponding joint (MTP joint) will eventually become inflamed, stiff, and painful.

Symptoms of Bunions

  • Your big toe pointing towards your other toes.
  • Hard lumps on the side of your feet near your big toes.
  • Hard, red, or swollen skin over the lump
  • Pain and limited movement of your big toe

Causes of Bunions

The causes of bunions can vary from genetics, medical conditions, wearing narrow footwear and pregnancy.

Surgery is the only way to fully remove the bunion and correct the abnormality. However, it is often not necessary unless the bunion has reached a critical level whereby the pain is constant and limits your ability to move.

The good news is that there are ways to manage and treat bunions. Treatment will help relieve the pain and prevent bunions from progressing.

We’ve come up with this simple and clever acronym CARES to help you manage and treat your bunion effectively.

Acronym (CARES)

Steps to Reduce Bunion Pain
Change Footwear – Wear shoes that are wide or with a low heel. This will help reduce the pressure on the bunion and friction on the skin.

Apply Ice Pack – Holding an ice pack (5min at a time)

Reduce Weight – If you are overweight, consider reducing your weight to help ease the pressure on your feet. This will in turn reduce pressure on your bunion.

Ease with Bunion Padding – Bunion pads are soft cushioning pads that are easily put into shoes to reduce friction and stop the shoe rubbing off your bunion.

Soothe with Creams & Oils – Creams and oils are available to offer pain relief and soothe the affected area.

At Fleming Medical, our Medicare range offers a selection of products that will help you manage the symptoms and ease the pain of your bunion. So, if you are looking for short-term or long-term solutions, we have the products just for you.

Bunion Treatment Solutions

Medicare Silicone Bunion Protector 2’s
Our Medicare Silicone Bunion Protectors provides rapid pain relief by reducing pressure and friction on painful bunions. Ideal for on-the-spot relief during those long days at work. Dermatologically tested, these optimum cushioned bunion protectors are ideal for use with close fitting footwear and its dual layer pad helps to relieve pressure that may cause bunions to be painful.
Medicare Silicone Bunion Protector 2’s
Medicare Bunion Protectors 4’s
Medicare Bunion Protectors are made from ultra-soft foam materials for superior pain relief. They conform to the toe area giving all day comfort and provide soft foam support, designed to protect enlarged joints and bunions. The dual layer pad provides optimum cushioning and pressure relief. They are slim and soft - ideal for use in closer fitting footwear. Dermatologically tested adhesive.
Medicare Bunion Protectors 4’s
Medicare Bunion Protector Sleeves
Medicare Bunion Protector Sleeves provide discreet relief and protection for painful bunions. The purpose of the sleeve is to protect and absorb against friction. The protector sleeves offer the thinnest and most efficient protection and can be worn every day in any shoe.
Medicare Bunion Protector S-M