Generations ago, old-time tailors would use the outside of their foot to press on sewing machine levers. Over time, this repeated action would cause stress and pain on the outside metatarsal, a mid-foot bone that is part of one’s toe. Today the term “Tailor’s Bunion” refers to any bunion that appears on the outside edge of the foot.
A Tailor’s Bunion, or bunionette, becomes noticeable when the foot does not fit comfortably when wearing shoes due to pressure and/or friction. The rubbing will cause the area to become red and inflamed. A bursitis or fluid-filled sack may be evident. If severe, the condition may require surgery to reposition or “narrow” the foot. But if caught early, more conservative treatments may help avoid larger problems. The bone growth or bump can be alleviated by a qualified foot surgeon.
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