Hallux valgus is a deformity of the joint at the base of the thumb. In some cases, it can develop into arthritis. Women are more prone to the development of valgus. In fact, nine out of ten women usually develop hallux valgus deformity throughout their life.
The hallux valgus deformity is always painful, affecting the quality of your life. The foot will look quite unattractive and you will have a problem fitting into shoes. The good news is you can get rid of the hallux valgus deformity in just days, in fact 10 days, without even having a surgery.
Causes of Hallux Valgus Deformity
- Wearing uncomfortable shoes.
- Wearing tight shoes.
- Wearing high heels.
- It can be inherited.
Get Rid of Hallux Valgus Deformity
Even though surgery is one of the options for removing hallux valgus deformity, folk remedies can also help get rid of it without feeling pain. Here is a list of effective folk remedies that will help.
1. Bay Leaf Tea
You need 1 cup (250 ml) of water and 1 tablespoon of ground bay leaves. Prepare bay leaf tea by putting the ground bay leaves in water inside a bowl and place the bowl on fire to boil for around 5 minutes, resulting to bay leaf tea. Pour the tea into a thermos and let it stand still overnight. In the morning, drink the tea on an empty stomach. Consume in sips and not all at once.
You need to do this every day for three days, but consume a fresh made tea each time. Then wait for one week and rehash the entire method. The outcome: expect more successive pee because you will be expelling overabundance salts from the body.
In just 10 days, you will begin to experience improvements—you will feel a lot better and your joint pain will disappear. Applying the treatment on a regular basis will make valgus to disappear completely.
2. Bay Leaf Coating
Crush 5 big bay leaves into a fine substance and put it in 1/2 cup (about 100 ml) of 96% alcohol. Let the mixture stand still for one week. After one week, take one tablespoon of baking soda and put into a bowl with 3/4 gallons (about 3 liters) of water. Then soak your feet well in the mixture. After that, remove your feet and wipe with a towel. Apply a coating of the remedy that you prepared one week ago. Put on cotton socks and sleep well.
You can mix the baking soda and aspirin together since this combination is extremely useful in treating joint pain like one for valgus condition.
3. Remedy for Reducing the Inflammation
Regular soap is an effective tool for relieving inflammation and pain associated with valgus. Just take regular soap and grind it, then gently message the affected part using the grinded soap, rinse and dry the feet using a towel.
You can apply some iodine onto the affected valgus area and put on some socks. Repeat the same procedure after 30 days.
4. Mending Clay Treatment
You can obtain mending clay from a general store or a medication store. Crash the clay into powder form and mix it with water in a bowl, to a glue like consistency. Heat the blend inside the bowl or you can use boiling water to make the blend instead. Apply the blend to affected valgus territory to a thickness of 0.5-1 inch (1-2cm). Let the application stand for 40 minutes before removing it.
It is recommended you start preparing around evening time for application. Applying each day for 15 days is enough.