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Tailor's Bunion Treatment in New Jersey

A painful enlargement on the outside of the foot near the base of the small toe is known as a Tailor’s bunion. It is sometimes referred to as a tailor’s bunion because tailors once sat cross-legged all day with the outside edge of their feet rubbing on the ground. This produced a pressure area and callus at the bottom of the fifth toe.

The bump is a dislocation of the fifth metatarsophalangeal (MP) joint at the base of the ‘pinky’ toe.

Most tailor’s bunions can be treated conservatively by restoring proper alignment of your foot bones. Some strategies for resolving this health problem include:

  • Avoid footwear that squeezes or pinches your forefoot.
  • Incorporate a toe spacing product
  • Padding
  • Anti-inflammatory agents
  • Corticosteroid injections

Depending on the type of deformity that an individual may have, various surgical procedures are recommended. In some cases, surgical treatment simply involves “shaving” off the bunion.

Comprehensive Biomechanical Evaluation
Our doctors not only remove bunions but also determine its cause, in order to help prevent a reoccurrence. When possible, they will address these causes in order to achieve a long-term solution. For example, a flatfoot deformity (abnormal proration) is a common cause of bunions. If you have flatfoot deformity, you may be a candidate to have this corrected with a subtalar arthroesis procedure in conjunction with your bunion correction.

There are many advantages to having your tailor’s bunion treated by the experienced and skilled surgeons at Advanced Foot & Ankle. Some of these advantages are:

Faster recovery
Our surgeons use advanced fixation techniques that allow for rapid healing and less pain. Most patients can begin walking immediately after surgery.

Cosmetically appealing results
Our doctors have advanced training in plastic surgery. They know how to “hide” incisions and limit scarring.

Advanced pain management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort. On a scale of ten, most of our patients report a pain level of 2 or less following surgery.

Personalized treatment plan
Rest assured you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance. This will give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.