What is a Tailor’s Bunion Or Bunionette?

When you look at other professions which display a high pattern of tailor’s bunion formation the picture becomes clearer. They could equally have been called ballerina bunions. Hours spent on point takes its toll and the delicate joints of the toes are often not up to the job Shoe stretcher.

When pressure disfigures the toes temporarily, such as when wearing high heeled pointed shoes the toes recover their normal position. After a while they may need a massage to bring a bit of life backagain. After prolonged use the body adjusts to the new position and bunions and hammertoe conditions can develop.

A bunion is either the formation of new bone caused a protrusion on the outside of the foot or the dislocation of the joint. It is often accompanied by the movement of the affected toe towards the others. It occurs at the first joint of the toe nearest the foot as a bunion and the outside as a tailor’s bunion or bunionette. The condition is often accompanied by pain from inflammation of the general area and sometimes of the joint cavity itself. Swelling can be considerable, and there is often intermittent pain, both mild and chronic.

Tailor’s bunion sufferers can get relief

pain by something as simple as a hot bath, especially with essential oils or bath salts. Simple toe stretching exercises or the use of toe stretchers is also effective. A bunion night splint can be used for a long healing session when sleeping and when the footwear is changed to bunion shoes, or shoes with a wide toe box such as Crocs, daytime comfort is better.

However even with the range of home treatments on the market, it is sometimes necessary undergo a bunionectomy. The surgical removal of a bunion is a last resort and is considered when other treatments have failed or when there is significant or prolonged pain. An x-ray can determine whether this is necessary, and the extent of the bone deformation and growth. During surgery part of the bone and joint is removed. Depending on the severity of the problem full mobility can often be restored and patients are generally on their feet again after a few days, followed by a couple of weeks on crutches.

Susanne Wilson is a staff writer at Tailors bunion providing advice and help to fellow bunion sufferers.

She is an internet junkie which keeps her off his feet which helps considerably. Unfortunately she is also a lover of really high, narrow, hopelessly inappropriate footwear.

Having bought countless bunion night splints, stretchers, straighteners and bunion products she feels she is in a great position to advise on the matter.