Bunions

Bunions A bunion is a bony protrusion on the side of the big toe or in some less common cases on the outside of the small toe.  The protrusion at the joint of the base of the toe can become irritated, swollen and painful.  As the protrusion becomes larger the toe bends toward the second toe causing further sources of irritation.  There appears to be multiple causes of a bunion.  Genetically the foot may be shaped such that normal activity puts excessive pressure on the big toe eventually causing a bunion.  Some suggest footwear that does not fit properly may also put excessive pressure and cause a bunion.  The protrusion may be excessive bone structure or a fluid sac called the bursa that becomes inflamed.  In any case the deformity of the toe makes it difficult to find proper fitting footwear, is not a pleasant sight, and can be very painful.

Oils & Blends: Lemongrass, Wintergreen

Essential oils based products: Life Long Vitality supplements

Also consider:  Cypress

Suggested protocols:

Apply Lemongrass with Massage Blend and Wintergreen to the area for pain and healing. Follow the oils with a warm washcloth then covered with a plastic bag then a towel or sock for 1-2 hours to keep heat in.  Healing varies from a few weeks to months. Cypress improves circulation and LLV encourages the healing process.

One very experienced oils user has had success using Grounding Blend topically on the bottoms of the feet and on the back of the neck at least 2 time daily. Respiratory Blend, Soothing Blend, Anti-Aging Blend and/or Tension Blend may also be used for pain.

Healing varies from a few weeks to months. Cypress for increased circulation to speed the process. Plus the Life Long Vitality supplements will give balanced nutrition and speed the process.

If the bunion is the result of an inflamed bursa of the toe then consider the essential oils suggested for bursitis.

Note * – The information on this website is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious Medical Concerns consult your doctor. Please treat this website for reference purpose only.