Tailor's Bunion

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Peoria, AZ

Tailor's Bunion

Tailor's Bunion

At Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons, led by Dr. Kaveh Panahi, we provide specialized care for patients suffering from bunionettes, also known as Tailor's bunions. Our clinic is equipped with the latest technologies and treatment methods, including minimally invasive surgery (MIS), to effectively address this painful condition and help our patients return to their active lifestyles with minimal discomfort.

Tailor's Bunion Q&A

What is a Bunionette?

A bunionette, or Tailor’s bunion, is a bony prominence that forms on the outside of the foot near the base of the little toe. Similar to a bunion, which occurs on the inside of the foot, a bunionette can cause pain and discomfort, particularly when wearing tight-fitting shoes.


What Are The Causes of Bunionette Deformity?

  • Foot Structure: An inherited foot type can predispose individuals to develop a bunionette.
  • Improper Footwear: Tight, narrow, or high-heeled shoes can exacerbate the condition by putting excessive pressure on the outer edge of the foot.
  • Overpronation: This occurs when the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, which can contribute to bunionette formation.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: This inflammatory condition can also lead to the development of bunionettes.


What are the Conservative Treatments?

Our initial approach to managing a bunionette typically involves non-surgical methods:

  • Padding and Shoe Modifications: Protective pads can help cushion the painful area, and wearing wider shoes with adequate room for the toes can prevent further irritation.
  • Orthotic Devices: Custom orthotics designed by our specialists can correct underlying biomechanical issues, reducing the pressure on the bunionette.
  • Anti-inflammatory Medications: These can be used to reduce pain and inflammation around the affected area.


Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments

When conservative treatments are insufficient to relieve pain or when the bunionette progresses significantly, minimally invasive surgery may be considered. Dr. Kaveh Panahi specializes in MIS techniques that offer numerous benefits over traditional surgery.



Advantages of MIS for Bunionette Correction Include:

  • Smaller Incisions: This results in less postoperative pain and faster recovery times.
  • Fewer Complications: The risk of complications such as infections and blood clots is reduced due to the minimal nature of the surgical intervention.
  • Quicker Recovery: Patients can often walk shortly after surgery and return to normal activities much sooner than with traditional surgery.
  • Reduced Scarring: Smaller incisions mean minimal scarring, which is often a significant concern for patients.


Why Choose Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons?

Choosing the right healthcare provider is essential for effective treatment and recovery from foot conditions like bunionettes. Dr. Kaveh Panahi, with his extensive experience and patient-centered approach, ensures that all treatments are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our clinic is committed to providing the highest standard of care using the most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments available.

If you are dealing with pain from a bunionette, or Tailor's bunion, and seeking relief, contact Acacia Foot and Ankle Surgeons today. We are ready to help you achieve pain-free mobility and improve your overall quality of life. Let us take care of your feet so you can step forward confidently into a more comfortable future.


To schedule your appointment, please contact us at 623.439.2200 or use our easy online scheduling portal for new or follow up visits.