A tailor's bunion (Bunionette) is an enlargement of the bone at the base of the small toe. It is similar to a bunion but on the outside of the foot. It is often caused by a biomechanical abnormality that is inherited. It can also be caused by a bony growth. The symptoms associated with a tailor's bunion are commonly due to shoe irritation. Pain, redness and swelling over the bump are common symptoms as a result of shoe irritation. A tailor's bunion is usually diagnosed based on clinical examination. X-rays are often performed to determine the extent and cause of the deformity.
Treatment of a tailor's bunion is designed to remove pressure from the bump. This can be achieved with wider shoes, OTC innersoles by Scott, and accommodative paddings by Footsupplystore.com. By removing irritation from the bump the inflammation should subside. Rest, ice and elevation can also be effective in decreasing inflammation.