Can I get a bunion by my little toe?

Yes you can.  The problem is called a Tailors bunion and is a deformity at the 5th metatarsal phalangeal joint area.  The name came about because of the way Tailors sit with their feet crossed and they ended up with pain in this area.  This is where the little toe meets the ball of the foot on the outside part of the foot.  The bump or enlargement can get larger and more painful over time.  Shoes, activities, pressure can cause increased pain, redness and swelling making walking and normal activities very painful and difficult.  Many patients relate they cannot even put a shoe on because of the pain.


No need to suffer.  If you are having this problem, make an appointment with our office so we can help you resume your activities quickly.  Call (760) 568-0108 now.


Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle