A bunion is a bump that forms at the large joint of the big toe, which can occur as a result of arthritis, improper foot mechanics, or a foot injury. Bunions are prevalent in individuals who have a family history of bunions. Many people with bunions live without pain, however, more severe cases in which the bump is causing the big toe to turn inward may warrant treatment. At Premier Bone and Joint Centers, the foot and ankle doctors at our clinic in Rawlins, WY, practice the latest techniques in bunion surgery and will be happy to help you experience relief.
How Do You Know if You Need Bunion Surgery?
Our surgeons only recommend bunion surgery in cases where the bunion is causing severe pain or mobility issues. Surgical intervention should not be performed solely for cosmetic reasons. In most cases, patients can live with bunions by wearing rooming footwear and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Conversely, bunion surgery may be considered for individuals with:
- Foot pain that hinders their ability to perform simple daily tasks
- Chronic swelling around the big toe
- Stiffness that makes it difficult to move the big toe
- An excessively curved big toe
When bunion surgery is deemed necessary, the foot and ankle doctors at Premier Bone and Joint Centers use innovative minimally invasive techniques for correction.
Find Relief at Our State-of-the-Art Rawlins Clinic
If you are experiencing severe pain caused by a bunion, the professionals at Premier Bone and Joint Centers want to help you find the relief you deserve. Schedule a visit to our Rawling-area clinic to learn if bunion surgery is right for you.