We talk about bunions often, but have you ever heard of a bunionette? The term may be new to you because it’s not as common as the larger bump found on the side of your big toe joint. A bunionette is at the base of your pinky toe and like the toe much smaller. The not-so-common condition is known as a ‘Tailor’s Bunion’. Location matters, but with bunions, pain can still be a problem regardless of location, especially if it rubs against the inside of your shoe.

There’s much to share about a Tailor’s Bunion, so let’s talk. The PediFix team even has a few products to help people find relief. Let’s start with the big question: How do you know if you have a Tailor’s Bunion? Let’s take a look at what makes this condition stand out:

Same symptoms, different location

Similar to the more commonly discussed big toe bunion, you could have the same list of symptoms. The biggest difference is the big toe versus the pinky toe. Here are a few common symptoms:

    Redness
    Swelling
    Pain

Most people will notice how much their symptoms worsen while wearing shoes. Unfortunately, shoes may have also been the cause of your Tailor’s Bunion. Like many foot conditions, wearing the wrong pair of shoes can have lasting impacts. Another cause may be the genetics behind your foot structure.

Finding relief 

One thing bunion sufferers seek is relief from the discomfort and pain. This calls for cushion and support because even with bunion pain, life must move on. You may play a sport or simply want to walk from one side of the office to the next without pain. We have a few products to support you and your toes in accomplishing this mission:

Guard your little toe

Our Visco-GEL® Little Toe Bunion Guard checks all of the boxes. It cushions and protects your bunionette while absorbing pressure and friction. The toe guard also slips into most shoes, so you can wear your favorite pair while enjoying comfort. The best part? Our proprietary gel soothes and softens.

Protect your pinky toe

We also offer overall protection with our Visco-GEL® Forefoot Protection Sleeve. Here is how it works: It extends from the bunion joint, across the ball-of-foot, and around the pinky toe. That is comprehensive coverage! The goal is to absorb pressure to relieve your bunionette pain.

If you have questions about how our products can support you, please call 1-800- PEDIFIX (733-4349) to learn more. Our product specialists are ready to support your needs.