A tailor’s bunion, also called a bunionette is a bony prominence of the fifth toe joint. This type of deformity happens when the fifth metatarsal bone enlarges or shifts outward. Similar to a bunion of the big toe, the fifth metatarsal splays outward as the little toe curves inwards creating what appears to be a bump on the outside of the foot. Inherited foot mechanics are largely responsible for the development of this condition, with females being more frequently symptomatic.

Causes

  • Abnormal foot mechanics
  • Genetics
  • Improper shoe gear
  • Arthritis
  • Fifth toe trauma

Signs & Symptoms

  • Dull or achy pain to fifth metatarsal joint
  • Swelling
  • Callus formation
  • Pain when wearing tight shoe gear
  • Redness from constant irritation and rubbing

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