Tailor’s Bunion Surgery
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. But, what if that step causes you pain and discomfort? If you have a painful knob at the outside base of your little toe, you could be suffering from a tailor’s bunion. So named because the condition often afflicted tailors whose cross-legged sitting position caused the outside edge of their feet to constantly rub against the ground, tailor’s bunions form over time at the point where the small toe connects to the foot. Besides their unattractive appearance, tailor’s bunions can also be a source of significant pain and inconvenience. There are many non-surgical treatments to help alleviate the pain from tailor’s bunions. These include:
- Shoe modifications
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Padding to reduce friction and pressure
- Corticosteroid injections
In severe cases, when tailor’s bunions don’t respond to these conservative treatments, surgery might be the best option. Dr. Sergi can remove the bump and realign metatarsal bone, if necessary, to give you the relief you need. Don’t let your life’s journey be interrupted by the pain from a tailor’s bunion. Make your next step to contact our office for an appointment today.