about Tailors Bunion
What is a Tailor’s Bunion?
A Tailor’s Bunion is a painful enlargement of the bone on the outside edge of the foot, behind the small toe. This condition can result in redness, soreness, inflammation around the bone, and pain while wearing shoes.Tailor’s bunion is a deviation of the fifth metatarsal bone, patient with these have a condition called a splayfoot.
When trying on shoes you may find they fit with no weight on the foot you step down the shoe seems tight that is the foot splaying causing the front of the foot to widen.
Tailor’s Bunion can also result in callus tissue around the enlarged bone. Many times Tailor’s bunion is hereditary. The name of this condition comes from the tailor’s trade and their unique foot position during work. Dr. Bembynista will evaluate the bunion, review digital x-rays which we printed on paper to review and write notes on. We work with you concerning the best treatment plan.