illustration of tailor's bunion

A tailor’s bunion is a bony growth on the inside of the foot over the fifth metatarsal bone. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including genetics, wearing shoes that don’t fit properly, and having one leg shorter than the other.  

As a bunion develops, it can become painful and result in calluses from ill-fitting shoes. If the symptoms are tolerable, bunions can often be managed without surgery. A podiatrist can help guide a patient toward the right combination of management, which may include orthotics, taping, and physical therapy. However, as they progress, surgery may become necessary to relieve the discomfort. 

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