Tailor’s Bunions: how to prevent them on the feet


If the diagnosis is made from pre-adolescence, the development of the tailors bunion can be slower and in some cases it can even stop with the use of the appropriate shoe and with functional custom shoe insoles (orthopedics). Avoidance of some athletic activities with proper shoe fit and toe pressure can prevent bunion symptoms. It is important that you take good care of your feet to keep them healthy.

A Tailors bunion is a bony bump at the base of the little or fifth toe. With a bad alignment it can become larger over time, becoming a bunion. A Tailors bunion causes the little toe to skew towards the rest of the foot and can be very painful due to the pressure or arthritis that can be created. Anti-inflammatory medications, foot pads, wide shoes, and not wearing very high heels may help relieve pain. But is there a way to prevent them?

Learn how to prevent bunions

  • The right footwear can help prevent Tailor’s bunions from developing too quickly. You can wear shoes that are roomy around the toes, low heels, and even flat heels that have good arch support. Avoid tight, narrow, or high-heeled shoes that can put pressure on your big toe joint.
  • Wearing custom made tailor bunion pads or correctors can also help you redistribute weight as you walk so that by relieving the pressure on your big toe you may feel more relieved and it won’t develop as quickly.
  • If you are in a lot of pain or you think your tailors bunions are getting worse, the best thing you can do is see your doctor so that he can assess the best solution for you. Sometimes taking medications to relieve pain and reduce swelling is a good option.


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