Bunions are a common foot condition that affects the joint at the base of the big toe. It occurs when the big toe pushes against the adjacent toe, causing the joint to stick out and become swollen. Bunions can be caused by genetics, improper footwear, or underlying medical conditions. Symptoms of bunions include pain, swelling, redness, and difficulty moving the affected toe. If left untreated, bunions can lead to further complications, such as corns, calluses, and even arthritis. If you have a bunion that is causing discomfort or pain, look to the professionals at Premier Bone and Joint Centers. The experienced foot doctors at our Rock Springs, Wyoming, clinic can provide a wide variety of treatments, including bunion surgery.
When Is Bunion Surgery Appropriate?
Treatment for bunions may include wearing comfortable shoes, using orthotics, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as needed, or in severe cases, undergoing surgery to correct the alignment of the affected joint. Some indicators of a severe bunion include:
- Foot pain inhibiting one’s ability to perform simple tasks
- Inflammation around the big toe
- Stiffness that limits the motion of the big toe
- Excessive curvature of the big toe
Bunion surgery is only considered when more conservative approaches are ineffective.
Receive Top-Quality Treatment From a Qualified Orthopedic Surgeon
At Premier Bone and Joint Centers, our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons utilize the most advanced orthopedic techniques to ensure patients opting for bunion surgery experience a minimally invasive procedure. To learn more about how we treat bunions, schedule a visit to our satellite clinic in Rock Springs, WY.