film showing tailors bunion
Inflammation of the 5th metatarsal at the base of the little toe, named after the seated position of tailors who in another era, sat cross-legged. The site of inflammation corresponds to a pressure point.
Types of tailor’s bunions
• Intrinsic, due to congenital bone defects, which is distinctly rare
• Extrinsic, caused by footwear that puts pressure on the 5th metatarsal
Clinical findings Pain over the lateral base of the fifth toe; if extreme and prolonged, the skin may ulcerate
Management Padded and/or wider shoes; surgery is a last resort
Synonyms Bunionette, intractable plantar keratosis, metatarsalgia (in part)