How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Now-a-days everyone’s pulling out handheld gadgets like blackberry, palm tops. These are swiftly becoming the reason for persistent pain, soreness and grievance for device handlers.  One has to pay a price for the size, for the smaller the size it has added to our woes by causing frequent strain injury leading to pounding pain and lack of sensation in the thumb and hand joint areas.

The problem worsens in users frequently mailing, sending messages and net surfing for various purposes. If handheld gadgets are used for longer periods of time can lead to complications like inflammation, hammering pain and affects the tendons seriously. If not taken care, one can suffer from arthritis of the thumb.

The miniature entry boards on these hand held gadgets because great strain to the thumb. One needs to constantly be aware of our body and pay heed to any discomfort in the thumb, and treat it immediately.

Off the kitchen shelf remedies seem to provide immense relief and have virtually no side effects. Turmeric extortion when taken in monitored doses is a potent healer and helps to subside of the pain. One must try the Chinese Skullcap herb for treating thumb ailments. Also the branch extracts of the cramp and lobelia trees provide great relief.

Treatments like ice packs, stretching, using splints for the thumb, cortisone injections can be hauled in late stages. Many times people need to undergo operative intervention to cure the ailment.

One can go in for the olive oil massage which seems to be quite effective home remedy. One needs to consume lots of green leafy veggies and fruits, mainly banana in our diet. Regular consumption of about three to four spoons of castor oil helps combat the ailment. Consume multivitamin supplements, Echinacea herb is a good option for people with improper diets.

A mixture of potato extortion dissolved in water is advisable for such ailments. Massages the area with vinegar, camphor or mustard extract helps prove relief. One could also make a mix of the garlic oil, mustard oil and Sprague and rub it into the areas around the thumb. Sandalwood paste provides immense relief. Mashed garlic boiled with milk and consumed when cooled helps fight the symptoms.

A hot wax treatment provides immediate relief from thumb ailments. A hot water bath with Epsom salt will provide relief. Heated binds or covers help mediate the pain.

Ginger, Essies and Chamomile tea have a warming effect.

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