Tailor’s bunion, also known as bunionette, is an abnormal bony bump that forms on the outside of the foot of the small toe. Tailor’s bunion is similar to a bunion, or hallux valgus, which forms on the big toe.
Tailor’s bunion is commonly caused by footwear problems. Tight fitting shoes, such as high heels, can cause pressure on the bones and tendons of the small toe, causing Tailor’s bunion. The condition is more common in women than men for this reason.
Tailor’s bunion can also develop as a result of an inherited structural defect in the foot.