Tailor’s Bunion Los Angeles – Bunion Repair Beverly Hills
Tailor’s bunion, commonly referred to as a bunionette, is a bony prominence seen on the little toe of the foot. As the bones in your foot shift this causes a prominence on the outside of the foot to cause pressure and friction against your shoes. The major complaint from tailor’s bunion can range from vague and mild discomfort to severe debilitating pain in and around the small bones and joint of the little toe of the foot. Patients often describe the pain as throbbing, cramping, or piercing.
Why People Choose Dr. Jamshidinia for Tailor’s Bunion Repair in Los Angeles:
Dr. Jamshidinia at Tower Foot and Ankle Surgery is a board certified Podiatrist and foot surgeon trained in all areas of foot and ankle surgery. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
- American Board of Podiatric Surgery – Diplomat
- American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons – Fellow
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You should see a doctor if your symptoms include continual toe or foot pain, a visible bump on the joint, decreased ability to move your toe or foot, difficulty wearing shoes.
Tailor’s Bunion – Causes and Risk Factors:
There is no exact cause of Tailor’s bunion. It can form as a result of many internal and external factors.
- Genetics – The foot structure you were born with is probably the most common risk factor
- Having a defect of the arch of the foot is commonly associated with the formation of a tailor’s bunion
- Tight fitting shoes and high heeled shoes may contribute to the formation of a tailor’s bunion
- Having other types of arthritis such as Rheumatoid Arthritis may cause bone destruction where misalignment of the joints causes a tailor’s bunion to form
- Neuromuscular disorders can negatively affect the function of the muscles and tendons in your foot causing deformities of the foot structure
- If one leg is longer or shorter than the other the structure of the foot can be compromised
- Trauma or surgery to the bones and muscles in the foot can cause a tailor’s bunion to form
” Dr. Jamshidinia has been my go to foot doctor for years now. It seems like I always used to get small problems with my feet until Dr. J treated me and gave me some amazing tips. My friends used to tell me that they were told never to wear their high heels after they started having bunions, but after Dr. J treated mine, he gave me these amazing at home remedies that allowed me to wear my heels without worrying about bunions always forming.”
Kayla C. / Bunions – Los Angeles, CA
Tailor’s Bunion Symptoms:
There are several symptoms which may point to a diagnosis of tailor’s bunion. These symptoms tend to occur when you wear shoes that rub against the bony prominence over the little toe, irritating the tissues underneath the skin, causing inflammation.
- Formation of a Cyst
- Formation of a Callous
- Formation of an Ulcer
Tailor’s Bunion Treatment at Tower Foot and Ankle in Los Angeles:
Most patients respond very well to non-surgical treatment options offered to them by Dr. Jamshidinia. In the cases where surgical removal, or tailor’s bunionectomy is needed, you can rest assured you’re your feet are in the highly skilled, experienced, and certified hands of Dr. Jamshidinia at Tower Foot and Ankle.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options Include:
Switch Shoes – Wear comfortable shoes that provide enough room for your foot. Avoid tight fitting shoes with narrow toes or high heels.
Avoid Stressors – Avoid activity known to cause bunion pain, including standing for long periods of time.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAIDS) – oral medications, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, may be recommended to reduce pain and inflammation.
RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation – Getting adequate rest, applying ice packs, wrapping the area with a compression bandage, and elevating your leg may all alleviate the symptoms.
Corticosteroid Treatment – Injections of corticosteroids may be useful in treating the inflamed area of the foot.
Custom Orthotics – Custom shoe soles can be used to target the symptoms caused by a tailor’s bunion.