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It is mostly similar to a bunion (the same type of ailment affecting the big toe). It is called Tailor's Bunion because in past centuries, tailors sat cross-legged, and this was thought to cause this protrusion on the outside aspect of the foot.
It may also be known as Metatarsalgia or intractable plantar keratosis.
It is usually characterized by inflammation, pain and redness of the little toe.
Often a tailor's bunion is caused by a faulty mechanical structure of the foot. The fifth metatarsal bone starts to protrude outward, while the little toe moves inward. This change in alignment creates an enlargement on the outside of the foot.
Tailor's bunion is easily diagnosed because the protrusion is visually apparent. X-rays may be ordered to help the surgeon find out the severity of the deformity.
Some of the non-surgical therapies includes.
Surgery is often considered when pain continues for a long period with no improvement in these non-surgical therapies.
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