Academy Road

10431 Academy Road Unit M

Philadelphia, PA 19114

Red Lion Rd Location

10800 Knight's Road (3998 Red Lion), Suite 212

Philadelphia, PA 19114

215-612-2072

Pratt Street Location

1546 Pratt St.

Philadelphia, PA 19124

215-533-8555

Jefferson Health System/Torresdale Campus
10800 Knight's Road (3998 Red Lion) , Suite 212
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Tel: 215-824-4141
Fax: 215-824-3640

Academy Road

10431 Academy Road Unit M
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Tel: 215-612-2072

Pratt Street
1546 Pratt Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Tel: 215-533-2600
Fax: 215-533-8656

Jefferson Health System/Torresdale Campus
10800 Knight's Road (3998 Red Lion) , Suite 212
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Tel: 215-824-4141
Fax: 215-824-3640

Academy Road

10431 Academy Road Unit M
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Tel: 215-612-2072

Pratt Street
1546 Pratt Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Tel: 215-533-2600
Fax: 215-533-8656

Tailor's Bunion

Tailor’s bunions, sometimes called ‘bunionettes,’ are a variation on more common bunions, which appear on the inside of the foot, under the big toe. Tailor’s bunions instead develop on the outside of the foot, under your smallest toe. Like bunions, tailor’s bunions rub against your shoes and can create redness and swelling.

Causes and Treatment of Tailor’s Bunions

Like bunions, tailor’s bunions can be caused by hereditary mechanical issues in the foot, and can be exacerbated by wearing narrow, unsupportive, and high­heeled footwear.

Treatment for tailor’s bunions is also similar to treatment of more traditional bunions, though treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition and its cause (Tailor’s bunions can also be caused by bone spurs). Nonsurgical treatments are the most commonly tried first, including injections, orthotics, changing your footwear, and padding. Surgery is an option if these more conservative treatments do not help alleviate your pain.

Your podiatrist is happy to discuss available treatments with you, and a clinical diagnosis is an important first step toward pain­-free feet. Contact our office for an appointment today if you believe you have developed a tailor’s bunion.

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