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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Tailor's Bunion or Bunionette


Tailor's Bunions (aka Bunionettes) are a prominence off the lateral side of the foot at the fifth metatarsal head.

 Whereas most treatments of tailor's bunions are wide shoes and orthotic devices, there are so many other conservative treatments available. I have attached a typical article on conservative and surgical treatment, followed by a video on other forms of conservative care. The top 6 treatments are:
  1. Gel bunion guard for little toe to be worn in shoes.
  2. Ice massage 5 minutes 2-3 times daily when painful.
  3. Aloe Vera or other creams/lotions on a daily basis to keep soft tissue healthy and non irritated.
  4. Proximal padding with 1/8th inch adhesive felt from
  5. Wide shoe box if possible in most shoes.
  6. Arch binder worn around the metatarsals to prevent spreading of the forefoot.

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