A bunionette is a condition similar to a bunion, but considered unique in that it affects the joint at the base of the baby toe. Bunions affect more than half of all American women, and a quarter of men. They are twice as common among people over the age of 60. This condition is usually quick to diagnose because the protrusion is visually apparent.
Bunionettes are caused by an inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot, by arthritis, or by a misalignment of the foot. Regardless of the cause, the symptoms of a tailor’s bunion are usually aggravated by wearing shoes that squeeze the toes into pointy or narrow toe boxes, forcing the toes to fold over one another to fit in. In these cases, changes occur in the foot’s bony framework, resulting in the development of an enlargement.
The symptoms of the tailor’s bunions include redness, swelling, and pain at the site of the enlargement.
Bunions are visible bumps at the side of the big toe or at the base of the little toe. This reflects changes in the bony framework of the foot.
Inflammation is a process by which the white blood cells, and substances they produce, protect us from an infection of foreign organisms, such as bacteria.
Pain On The Side Of The Foot
While pain may be felt on the inner side of the foot (medial foot pain), pain on the outer side (lateral foot pain) is more common.
In selecting the procedure or combination of procedures for your case, doctors will likely consider the extent of the deformity based on their findings. The length of the recovery period will vary, depending on the procedure or procedures performed.
Bunionectomy surgery generally involves making an incision on the top or the side of the big toe joint area and removing or realigning soft tissue and bone.
Bunionette Deformity Correction
A Bunionette Deformity Correction is recommended if you cannot wear shoes comfortably because of the size of the bunionette.
Bunion Revision Surgery
Unfortunately, in some cases bunion repairs fail and the associated pain or deformity returns.