Similar to a bunion, a bunionette (also known as a Tailor’s Bunion a bump that develops on the outside of the foot, near the base of the fifth toe. The bump is caused by an enlarged portion or misalignment of the bone (the fifth metatarsal head), and it is often associated with a misaligned 5th toe or the little toe.
The name tailor’s bunion hails from decades ago, at a time when tailors would sit crossed-legged all day and the outside of their feet would rub on the ground. This is how the bony enlargement of the fifth toe came to pass.
Help to support and disperse your weight over the entire surface of the foot.
If none of the above help in relieving the pain and pressure of a bunion or Tailor’s bunions, you may need to seek the opinion of a foot and ankle specialist. A podiatrist will be able to examine your feet, take x-rays, and further advice on how to proceed with treatment.
If none of the above help in relieving the pain and pressure of a bunion or Tailor’s bunions, call Nagler Foot Center at 713.529.1010 or visit our website at www.FootHouston.com. We will examine your feet, take x-rays, and further advice on how to proceed with treatment.