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Homeopathic Remedies For Bunion

If it hurts while walking, and there’s a swelling on the thumb-side toe of the foot (big toe), it could mean a bunion formation. Bunion refers to a medical condition affecting the big toe of the foot in which a bony bump on the joint at base of great toe forms on the outer side. There occurs enlargement of joint of the big toe (joint between the big toe and the feet called metatarsophalangeal joint). It is accompanied by displacement or tilting of the affected big toe inwards. There may occur redness and soreness of skin over the bunion. Hallux Valgus is a term used for bunion deformity. At times, little bunions may form on the joint of little toe which are known as bunionettes.



Homeopathic Treatment for Bunion

Homeopathic treatment provides complete cure for the Bunions. With the help of natural homeopathic remedies, the pain, and swelling around the big toe is reduced, followed by complete cure of the bunion. The homeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of characteristic symptoms described by each individual. The Homeopathic remedies for bunion are made of natural substances, are totally safe and have zero side effects.

Top Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Bunion

The top listed homeopathic medicines to treat bunion are Benzoic Acid, Silicea and Hypericum,  Rhus Tox and Ruta, Antimonium Crudum, Ammonium Carb and Zincum Met

1. Benzoic Acid – Top Medicine for Bunion

Benzoic Acid has given great clinical results in bunion cases. It is a top remedy for treating bunions with acute swelling and pain. Those who need this medicine have marked swelling and redness over the big toe, with severe pain. The pain can be varying in character like stitching pain or tearing pain. At times, the burning is also felt in the toe. The pain and swelling gets reduced very quickly with the use of Benzoic Acid. This homeopathic medicine is also of great help when the pain in the great toe worsens at night. Those who need it suffer from the numbness in the toes.

2. Silicea – For Bunion with Blister Formation

For treating bunions where blisters have been formed on the big toe along with other features, Silicea is the most beneficial natural homeopathic medicine. In most cases, the blisters contain fluid or pus and Silicea is a good homeopathic remedy in both the cases. Along with blisters, pain can be felt in the toe or it can extend throughout the sole of the foot. The pain can be boring, tearing or shooting in nature. The pain is so violent that the sufferer is unable to step on his feet. A marked characteristic feature that adds weightage for selecting homeopathic remedy — Silicea — is excessive sweating on the feet. The sweat is most of the times offensive in nature.

3. Hypericum – To Manage Severe Pain In Big Toe Due To Bunion

It is of great help in all those cases of bunions where severe excruciating pain is felt in the big toe. The pain can at times be specifically described by the patient like that of a pricking needle. The severe pain shows involvement of nerves. The toe is also sore to touch accompanied by swelling. The patient can get rid of the severe pain in the toe with bunion by using homeopathic remedy — Hypericum — without any side effect.

4. Rhus Tox and Ruta – Homeopathic Remedies For Bunion With Swelling

Natural Homeopathic medicines Rhus Tox and Ruta are very beneficial remedies for bunion with swelling and thickening of bursa of great toe. The toe is also distorted in shape. Both Rhus Tox and Ruta are top homeopathic remedies for conditions involving bursa of the joint. Pain in the toe and the feet can be noticed. Rhus Tox is the best homeopathic remedy when the pain in the toe and the feet shoots while resting, and it gets better upon walking. Ruta is the ideal homeopathic medicine when the pain gets worse while standing, and walking.

5. Antimonium Crudum – To Manage Corns And Callus On Toes

In some cases of bunion, corns or callus may form where the first and second toe rub with each other. Here, Antimonium Crudum is the most beneficial. It helps in healing treat corns and calluses. It also helps to manage pain and tenderness in corns, if present.

6. Ammonium Carb – To Relieve Redness, Swelling And Pain Of Big Toe

This medicine is well indicated to reduce redness, swelling and pain in big toe. In cases needing it, these symptoms get worse in evening. Besides, marked heat or burning sensation is felt in big toe. Pressure on the toe from wearing shoes worsens burning and pain.

7. Zincum Met – For Bunion On Little Toe

This medicine is recommended when bunion is present on the little toe. Though it can be used for bunion on any side but is most helpful for left-sided bunion on little toe. In cases needing it, stinging pain is felt in the bunion. The pain is felt usually while walking.

Signs And Symptoms Of Bunion

1. Bump on outer side of big toe

2. Turning of big toe towards other toes of affected foot

3. Swelling, inflammation or redness of area over the affected great toe

4. Pain in feet on walking or otherwise

5. Numbness in big toe

6. Limited movement of big toe

7. Thickening of skin under the big toe

8. Corn or Callus formation on second toe where it rubs with the great toe. Corns and callus are thick, hard, rough areas on the skin caused by excessive friction or pressure

9. In a few cases, fluid-filled eruptions (blisters) appear on the skin of great toe.

Cause Behind Bunion

Though there is no one confirmed cause behind bunion but certain factors are linked with bunion formation.

1.Genetics play a role, it is because of an anomaly in the foot structure that predisposes a person to bunion formation.

2. Flat foot or other foot deformities present at birth

3. Injury to feet

4. Wearing of tight shoes or pointed shoes or high-heeled shoes

5. Some types of arthritis (joint inflammation) especially rheumatoid arthritis

6. Standing continuously for prolonged period of time

Types Of Bunion

Most of the times, bunions form on the big toe. Rest of the types are:

1. Juvenile/adolescent hallux valgus: It develops between age of 10 to 15 years

2. Congenital Hallux Valgus: When a baby is born with bunion

3. Bunionette (Tailor’s bunion): It forms on the outer side of the base of little toe. Bunionette is called tailor’s bunion because tailors used to sit with cross legs for long durations of time that put pressure on the side of feet and consequent bunion formation on the little toe.

Complications Of Bunion

The complications that can arise in cases of bunion are:

1. Bursitis: Bursa is a small fluid-filled sac (bursa) that surrounds bones near the  joint. Bursa contains synovial fluid that helps to reduce friction of bone with other structures like ligaments, muscles and tendons during joint movement. It can get swollen and inflamed (called bursitis) when big toe joint gets bigger due to bunion formation.

2. Metatarsalgia: In this condition, the ball of feet becomes painful and swollen.

3. Hammertoe: Bending of middle joint of a toe especially the toe adjacent to big toe

Diagnosis Of Bunion

A doctor can diagnose bunion just by having a look at the big toe. An X-ray can however be recommended to look for joint damage.

Prevention Of Bunion

1. Select the shoes carefully. Avoid tight and narrow pointed toe shoes and choose wide toe box shoes.

2. Wear right fitting shoes. The shoes you wear should not squeeze any part of the foot

3. Avoid wearing high heeled footwear as it puts pressure in the front of the feet

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  1. Katherine Stuart says:

    Hello, I have bunions on both feet but am bothered only from the one on my left foot. For the last 10 years it has hurt randomly and mainly at night but now I am having metatarsal ball of foot pain which is severe on standing and any type of movement of the foot. This new symptom has been going on for about 2 weeks now. Great toe and bunion are red but there does not seem to be any swelling of the bursae. Does Ruta sound like the best homeopathic for me?

  2. My mother has a bunion problem that is quite severe and painful

  3. Malgorzata Planterhaug says:

    Hi Dr Sharma,
    My son 33 has problem with hallux rigidus on the right feet.
    It is old injury i big toe from 2016.
    Stiffness of the big toe joint.Pain is worse during forceful bending ,dorsifleksjon, sprinting. Is it any help to find in homeopathy and without surgery

  4. Sesamoiditis pain under big toe joint

    Excruciating pain any ideas for a cute please. Thankyou

  5. Hari Chettri says:

    Good afternoon Dr. Sharma
    My name is Hari chettri and I am from sikkim.
    I am facing problem of bunion since 3years.I haven’t done any consult with any one.So, I am in need of your kind consult.
    Thank you.

  6. REGINA M ROSSI says:

    Below is exactly what I am experiencing and I am a fitness instructor and the pain is so bad a night and when I wake up I have pain in my knee etc. I have Rhus Tox and can this really cure it? I have 30C and how many times and days should I take it?

    The third important feature is displacement or tilting of the affected great toe towards other toes of feet of the same side. Hallux Valgus is a term used for bunion deformity. The causes linked with bunion formation include wearing of tight shoes or pointed shoes, arthritis, genetic anomaly and familial tendency towards bunion formation. The main symptoms are pain on walking or otherwise, swelling or redness of area over the affected great toe, and in a few cases, fluid-filled eruptions on the skin of great toe. Homeopathy provides a complete cure for Bunion

  7. Curt Williams says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma, I have this bunion on my right big toe joint. I’ve had it now for about ten years and it has been bothering me for the past three. Just the other day I noticed a smaller ball of a bump on top of the bunion. I decided to get a new pair of work boots thinking it would help and it seemed to make it worse. I was wondering if the Benzoic Acid would help? And if so how should I use it? I would appreciate any kind of advice you could give me! Anything that could help me because it is starting to effect the way i walk! Thank you so much!

  8. Paul jassal says:

    Hi sir, where can I get this medication? I live in USA. 703 -522-5151w or home 703-856-4846 which is my wife’s number Her name is Neena.

  9. Becky Sills says:

    Thank you for your article on bunions. I have noticed the bump at the base of my left big toe. It has been there for a couple of years but it doesn’t hurt much, unless I wear tight shoes. Last night I noticed that my big toe is beginning to cross over my second toe. I think that is called ‘hammer toe’.

    I was wondering if I should follow your recommendations for homeopathy remedies even though I do not yet have much pain yet?

    • Dr. Mandira Kar says:

      Dr. Sharma
      Greetings. This is Dr. Mandira Kar from India. I am not a medico. I have immense pain and inflammation on my left big toe. Had it a year back then it vanished. Now again severe pain, especially in the night. Please suggest exercise & medicine.

  10. A. Srinivasa Rao says:

    Dear sir, I have a bunion on my toe of right leg. Sometimes it is difficult to walk due to pain. There are no blisters. Kindly suggest a suitable homeopathic medicine.

  11. Suchikka Rao says:

    I used to wear closed shoes most of the time as I was working in the corporate sector and standing on the shop floor for 12 hours. I also have a hereditary corns problem so when I had pain in the foot thought it was because of corns. Now I have a large bunion my left foot and now right foot is also developing.Kindly suggest suitable Homeopathic remedy for my problem

    • A. Srinivasa Rao says:

      Dear sir, I have a bunion on my toe of right leg. Sometimes it is difficult to walk due to pain. There are no blisters. Kindly suggest a suitable homeopathic medicine.

  12. Hello Dr. Sharma, I appreciate being able to connect, Thank You!
    My bunion is a tailor’s bunion, its been slowly forming for a year. I’m in the process of resolving toxic stacks in correct order through homeopathy, happy to have Hanahmann Labs and UK available when needed. It takes only 1 or 2 doses to work effectively for me.
    Soaking feet in epsom salt and massaging is what I’m doing now but can sense more will be needed to resolve. I’ve been doing yoga for 15 yrs, never worn higher heels of any kind and wear roomy shoes, always. No pharmaceuticals, smoke, or natural drugs for over 40 yrs…not overweight and love eating healthy & organic.
    Be Well

  13. Yvette Cortigiano says:

    I have two bunions, one on my left foot which is not big and doesn’t really hurt and a noticeably bigger on my right foot which is quite painful. It’s not a constant pain though. Sometimes I don’t have any pain for a few days and then suddenly the pain comes back and wakes me up at night.
    Could you please kindly advise.
    Kind regards

  14. Urvashi Kapadia says:

    I have bunions in both toes. Any treatment for bunions.

  15. Varinder kalia says:

    Dr Sahab is there any treatment for big toe deviation I am 22 year old.
    Kindly advise

  16. Gp Capt k j s sekhon says:

    Sir I am a retired Air force officer of 63 yrs I have bunions below and side of big toe,.no pain at all no problem walking but ugly to look at and the right big toe has some sort of liquid which moves to one side on pressure but again no pain and discomfot

    • J.K. DASGUPTA says:

      I have a fairly large bunion on the big toe of my left foot which has formed over the years. What homeopathic treatment, oral doses or local application is recommended. Is it possible for the bunion bone growth to reduce or disappear altogether with treatment and without surgery.

  17. What would you use for a bunion with no pain, no blistering, and just on the side of one foot, at the big toes, so big you have to buy much widen shoes….

    • Patrick AJ Purser says:

      Good day Dr. Sharma,
      I am writing to find a remedy of the bunions I have developed. I am a 69 year old male otherwise in very good health. I enjoy running 5 times a week, 3-6 miles. I also like to do gym workouts 5 times a week. I have been diagnosed with bunions on both feet at the big toe. My GP said the condition is corrected by surgery. I however am looking for an alternative. Both my large toes are now angled towards the toes on the same foot. I have no pain, just the deformity.

  18. Hello dr , i hav got bunion in both my feet thumb , because of dis my legs pain , so can i start homoepatic medicine , will i get relief .

  19. i wanted to know what potency is to be taken this is for my mom she is 67

  20. Is there a bottle that all these items come with?

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