bunion on outside of foot
A bunion on the outside of the foot is less common than a bunion on the inside of the foot (at the base of the big toe) and is called a "lateral bunion" or "bunionette." This type of bunion forms on the outside of the foot, at the base of the little toe. It is caused by a displacement of the bone, which leads to a bony protrusion in that area. Symptoms of a lateral bunion include pain, redness, and swelling in the area, difficulty walking and finding shoes that fit comfortably. Factors that can contribute to the development of a lateral bunion include genetics, ill-fitting shoes, and certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment options include rest, ice, over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, and orthotics. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the bunion and alleviate the pain. It's best to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.