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Tailor’s Bunion

Symptoms of Tailor’s Bunion

Tailor’s bunion (bunionette) is a type of bunion that develops on the outside of the foot near the little toe.

The symptoms are very similar to hallux valgus deformity but as the tip of the little toe twists in, a bony lump forms at the base of the little toe (the fifth metatarsal).

The name, ‘tailor’s bunion’, came from the painful lumps tailors developed on their feet after sitting cross-legged for lengthy periods.

Causes & Treatments of Tailor’s Bunion

  • Poor bio mechanics
  • high arched foot
  • tight, narrow shoes
  • inherited structural weaknesses in the feet

Erica Dash Podiatry applies a methodical and meticulous Biomechanical Assessment to correct these underlying issues and give you same day relief from pain. The symptoms of tailor’s bunion will be rapidly reduced with the following:

  • deflective cushioning in your shoes
  • customised orthotics
  • toe wedges
  • a course of foot mobilisation therapy

Treatments of Tailor’s Bunion

    Foot Mobilisation

    Foot Mobilisation Technique is a gentle, hands-on, manual therapy used to improve foot function without the need of orthotics or changes in footwear.

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    If you experience foot, knee or leg pain in your daily activities then a professionally fitted custom orthotic could be the answer to your foot problems.

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    Dry Needling

    Dry needle therapy can be very effective in treating a range of conditions including chronic muscle pain, neuromuscular problems, and sports injuries.

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