The difference between a bunion and a bunionette
A bunion is a prominent bump on the inside of the foot. It develops around the big toe joint. This bump is actually a bone protruding to the inside of the foot. The area may become swollen and sore, making walking uncomfortable.
A bunionette is similar to a bunion but occurs on the outside of the foot near the little toe. It is sometimes referred to as “tailor’s bunion” due to the fact that tailors once sat cross-legged with the outside edge of their feet rubbing on the ground all day, resulting in a callus at the base of the small toe.
Both bunions and bunionettes can cause pain, swelling, and skin irritation. We have the training, expertise, and leading-edge technology to alleviate your pain and speed the healing process.
When bunion surgery is necessary…
If non-surgical measures don’t bring relief, we may correct the deformity with a “bunionectomy,” in which we safely and gently realign the bone, ligaments, tendons, and nerves to restore your toe to its proper position. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia. You can be in and out of surgery the same day, without an overnight hospital stay.
Advanced, compassionate care…
No matter what type of foot or ankle problem you’re suffering from, you’ll find leading-edge solutions at Louetta Foot and Ankle Specialists. We listen to your needs and help you feel comfortable with our care. Since 1988, we have resolved many of the toughest, most painful foot and ankle conditions. Discover the difference specialized care can make in your life today.
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