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Bunionette (Tailor’s Bunion)

A bunionette is a condition similar to bunions, but not as common. It affects 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. We can diagnose it easily because the protrusion is visually apparent.

 

Causes

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.

 

Symptoms

The symptoms of the tailor’s bunions include redness, swelling, and pain at the site of the enlargement.

 

Our Approach

In selecting the procedure or combination of procedures for your case, we will take into consideration the extent of your deformity based on our findings. The length of the recovery period will vary, depending on the procedure or procedures performed.

 

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