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What medications help treat bunions?

If you have a bunion, your doctor may prescribe medication to relieve your pain. This may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), like aspirin or ibuprofen (for example, Advil or Motrin). Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is another common pain reliever that can help with bunion pain. Sometimes, injections of pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs or cortisone may also be recommended for pain and swelling. If you have surgery for your bunions, your doctor may prescribe a stronger prescription pain medication.

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