A tailors bunion is a bony prominence on the outside of your foot, just behind your little toe. It can cause painful pressure in shoes, become inflamed, and, in severe cases, can cause difficulty with shoe fit.
Tailors bunions are usually caused by a combination of your gait type and your overall genetics. Pain comes from the prominence of bone ont he outside of your foot, and can cause the formation of an associated inflamed bursa, or nerve irritation locally in the area. This is further complicated because the bony prominence is often not just a bone growth that can be resected, but often complete deviation of your 5th metatarsal bone, causing your 5th toe to be dislocated out of joint.
Conservative treatment of a tailors bunion consists of antiinflammatories, wider shoes, padding, and injection into the associated inflamed bursa or nerve. If the problem persists or worsens, surgery is warranted to correct the deformity. The type of surgery that is needed and the amount of immobilization after depends on the severity of the deformity. Dr. Cindric can evaluate your problem for you and let you know what your surgery would entail for correction