Do you need bunion surgery? If you’re in Torrington, Wyoming, or a nearby community, you can rely on the board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at Premier Bone & Joint Centers. We’re proud to be the chief physicians for the University of Wyoming and to have received the Laramie Chamber of Commerce’s Best Big Business Award.
What Is a Bunion?
When the tip of the big toe is pulled toward the other toes—for example, when someone has a foot deformity or wears tight, narrow shoes—it can cause a bony bump to form at the base of the big toe. This is known as a bunion. (Notably, when a bump develops at the base of the little toe, it’s referred to as a bunionette.)
In addition to producing a lump on the outside of the big toe, a bunion can cause:
- Difficulty moving the big toe
When Is Bunion Surgery Necessary?
Orthopedic doctors typically recommend treating bunions conservatively. For example, treatment often involves:
- Taking pain medication
- Undergoing corticosteroid injections
- Icing the bunion
- Wearing roomier shoes
- Using bunion cushions or padded inserts
Bunion surgery is generally necessary only when a bunion is especially painful or prevents the patient from participating in their daily routine.
After diagnosing you with a bunion, the orthopedic specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers will determine whether you require bunion surgery. They can also let you know whether you’re a candidate for Lapiplasty® bunion surgery, an innovative procedure that uses special tools and techniques to return the bones to normal alignment.
Meet With an Orthopedic Surgeon
If you think you might be a candidate for bunion surgery, contact Premier Bone & Joint Centers today and request an appointment with one of the orthopedic surgeons at our Torrington, WY, satellite clinic (located at 665 Albany Avenue). Call us at (800) 446-5684 or fill out our online appointment request form, and our friendly team will arrange a consultation at a date and time that’s convenient for you.