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Tailor's Bunion

Tailor’s bunions, sometimes called ‘bunionettes,’ are a variation on more common bunions, which appear on the inside of the foot, under the big toe. Tailor’s bunions instead develop on the outside of the foot, under your smallest toe. Like bunions, tailor’s bunions rub against your shoes and can create redness and swelling.

Causes & Treatment of Tailor’s Bunions

Like bunions, tailor’s bunions can be caused by hereditary mechanical issues in the foot, and can be exacerbated by wearing narrow, unsupportive, and high heeled footwear.

Treatment for tailor’s bunions is also similar to treatment of more traditional bunions, though treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition and its cause (Tailor’s bunions can also be caused by bone spurs). Nonsurgical treatments are most commonly tried first and include:

  • Injections
  • Orthotics
  • Changing your footwear
  • Padding
Surgery is an option if these more conservative treatments do not help alleviate your pain. A clinical diagnosis is an important first step toward pain­-free feet. Our Wisconsin podiatrists are happy to discuss the available treatments with you. Contact our office for an appointment today if you believe you have developed a tailor’s bunion.

Get Back on Your Feet with Foot & Ankle Associates of Wisconsin

Call us at (262) 542-3779 to schedule an appointment today.