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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) 

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