bunion little toe
A bunion typically affects the big toe joint, but it is possible to have a bunion on the little toe as well. This condition is called a "tailor's bunion" or "bunionette." It is characterized by a bony bump on the outside of the foot at the base of the little toe. This bump is formed by the displacement of the little toe joint and can cause pain, inflammation, and difficulty in walking.
Tailor's bunion is caused by an abnormal alignment of the bones of the little toe, which leads to the formation of a bony bump. Wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, inherited foot structures, certain types of arthritis, and certain foot injuries can contribute to the development of a bunionette.
Treatment options for bunionette are similar to those for a bunion. They include wearing comfortable shoes, using orthotics, physical therapy, and in severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the deformity. It's important to see a doctor or podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.