Tailor's Bunion

Tailor’s bunions are a variation of bunions and are usually located on the outside of your feet and under your smallest toe. Like regular bunions, tailor’s bunions rub against your shoes and can create redness and swelling on your feet.

The common cause of tailor’s bunions are usually by hereditary mechanical issues on your feet and can worsen when you wear shoes that are narrow, unsupportive and high heeled. The bunions can also be caused by bone spurs.

Treating tailor’s bunions depends on the severity of the bunion and the cause. Treatment options can include surgery, injections, padding, custom orthotics for your feet, and different footwear.

We advise patients who have bunions to make an appointment so we can assess the seriousness of the bunion and begin treatment. If the non-surgical treatment options don’t work than surgery may be necessary.

Mercer-Ocean Podiatry is located in two locations in NJ. Our Mercerville, NJ office can be contacted at 609-585-3200. The Tom River, NJ office is available at 732-557-4266. The schedule an appointment with Dr. Frank Killian, DPM, FACFAS or Dr. Sameep Chandrani, DPM, AACFAS, please call or visit our website.


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