A bunion is an area of enlargement of the inner portion of the joint at the base of the big toe which represents additional bone formation, often in combination with a misalignment of the big toe. The enlarged joint at the base of the big toe can become inflamed with redness, tenderness, and pain. Here are some ways to quick get relief from bunion pain.
Wear soft shoes. These will feel better on your toe and bunion and keep from causing you continual pain.
Soak your feet in warm water. A warm water soak will help give quick but temporary relief from many foot ailments, including bunions. A whirlpool or hot tub soak will help too.
Rub pain relief cream on the bunion and surrounding areas. This will help to quickly relieve the pain.
Give yourself a good foot massage. Be gentle around the bunion and use a circular motion.
Over the counter pain relievers help too. Anti-inflammation medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, can help to ease inflammation as well as pain.
Try a cold pack to see if this offers relief as well.