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Treatment for Tailor’s Bunions

A tailor's bunion, also known as a bunionette, is less common than a traditional bunion but can have similar causes and symptoms. The name is derived from the fact that they were common deformities among tailors, who sat most of the day with the outside edge of their feet rubbing on the ground, causing tailor's bunions. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort and are unable to find relief from tailor's bunions in Harrison, and Mountain Home, AR, it may be time to call Dr. Eric Arp of Arp Foot and Ankle Clinic.

What Is A Tailor's Bunion?

A tailor's bunion is a bony prominence forming on the outside edge of the foot at the base of the pinky toe. While not as common as a typical bunion, which forms at the base of the big toe, tailor's bunions can also be exacerbated by wearing shoes that are too tight around the toes rubbing and causing pressure against the outside of the foot. Other than the enlarged area at the base of the pinky toe, symptoms of a tailor's bunion can include redness, swelling, and pain. If left untreated, these symptoms could worsen, leading to inflammation or infection.

Treatments for Tailor's Bunions

Treatment for tailor's bunions in Harrison, and Mountain Home, AR, usually starts with nonsurgical interventions, including bunion pads or cushions, ice packs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or changes in your shoe sizing or support. Depending on your specific condition, your doctor will help you determine the best means of intervention. As a second line of defense, some specialists may recommend injection therapy to treat the inflammation around the joint. If pain continues even after trying the conservative treatments listed above, then surgery may be used to treat the reoccurring pain.

Give Us A Call Today!

Podiatrists, also known as foot and ankle doctors, are specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions such as tailor's bunions. Arp Foot and Ankle Clinic lead by Dr. Arp will work with you to relieve your pain from bunions in Harrison, and Mountain Home, AR! Please give us a call at (870) 365-3668 for our Harrison location or (870) 425-7363 for our Mountain Home location.

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