A bunion is a boney bump that develops at the base of the large toe joint. Most bunions don’t form overnight, but rather gradually as a result of the individual wearing tight shoes. A person may have an increased risk of developing bunions if he or she has a family history of bunions or arthritis, improper foot mechanics, or a past foot injury. If you are experiencing pain due to a bunion on your foot, Premier Bone and Joint Centers is here to help. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons in Casper, Wyoming, can perform bunion surgery to alleviate severe pain and improve alignment in your large toe.
How to Know if You Need Bunion Surgery
Generally, the foot and ankle physicians at Premier Bone and Joint Centers will only recommend bunion surgery if a bunion is causing severe pain or mobility issues. Bunion surgery should not be performed solely for cosmetic purposes. Oftentimes, mild bunion pain can be managed by wearing roomy, comfortable footwear and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as needed. However, our orthopedic surgeons may recommend bunion surgery to address the following:
- Foot pain that limits your ability to perform simple activities
- Chronic inflammation and swelling around the big toe
- Stiffness that makes it difficult to straighten and bend the big toe
- A foot deformity, such as excessive curvature of the big toe
You’re in Good Hands With Us
If bunion surgery is deemed the most appropriate course of treatment for you, the orthopedic surgeons at Premier Bone and Joint Centers will use the latest techniques in bunion correction to get you back to living in comfort. We perform minimally invasive bunion surgery, which involves smaller incisions as to minimize soft tissue trauma and post-operative pain. Reach out today to schedule a visit to our satellite office in Casper, WY, and find out if bunion surgery is right for you.