Tailor's bunion can be avoided with proper arch support

Bunionettes not as cute as they sound 

Alpha Orthotics splayfoot insoleA bunionette - also known as a tailor's bunion - is a deformity that occurs in the fifth metatarsal bone near the baby toe and causes a calloused, red bump on the outer edge of the foot.

Much like a regular bunion, the condition is common among athletes and women, and is exacerbated by wearing high heels or shoes with narrow toes, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

Named for ancient tailors who would sit on the ground with their legs folded all day, the deformity may be genetic but is most certainly uncomfortable - sometimes even painful.

Bunion surgery should be a last resort option, the ACFAS reports. To prevent or treat nascent bunionettes, the organization recommends wearing shoes with plenty of toe room, taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen, icing, padding and the use of orthotics.

Additionally, the Splayfoot Hammertoe insole offered by Alpha Orthotics may help balance muscles and tendons in the foot, thereby preventing or treating conditions like tailor's bunion.


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