Tailor’s bunions, also known as ‘bunionettes,’ are a common condition that is similar to standard bunions, with the exception of the bunion occurring on the pinky toe rather than the big toe. Unfortunately, it also tends to bring the same list of symptoms with it, such as inflammation, soreness, and more. 

Fortunately, there are several treatment options available that can make the condition more tolerable. Here are some of the best courses of action to take.

Proper Footwear

Wearing proper footwear can dramatically improve the pain you experience with tailor’s bunions. For instance, you’ll want to avoid shoes or boots that are particularly narrow, as well as those that have small toe-boxes and don’t allow for much space.

Instead, there are plenty of shoes designed specifically for people with bunions that are more accommodating than your typical footwear. In addition to this, there are also bunionette pads and bunion orthotics that could prove useful in managing your condition.


For those that are in need of a way to soothe their flaring tailor’s bunions, icing them can prove helpful. Applying ice packs or letting your foot soak in an ice bath can reduce inflammation and help ease the pain. It makes for a cheap and relatively simple way to treat bunionettes that have begun to ache. This can be done as long as the pain persists but can can’t be easily utilized outside of your home.


There are certain medications that can work to temporarily relieve the pain of a tailor’s bunion. You don’t even need prescriptions either, as many over-the-counter medications, such as Ibuprofin or Alive can be strong enough to mask some of the discomforts you may be experiencing. However, if taking the recommended dosage does not seem to have any effect, it may be in your best interest to seek further medical attention.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

If you’re looking for a way to treat your tailor’s bunion for good, minimally invasive surgery is the way to go. Medical professionals, like the kind at Northwest Surgery Center, can perform minimally invasive procedures that solve the issue of your bunion without subjecting your foot to unnecessary slicing. After the procedure is done, you’ll be back on your feet, pain-free, in no time at all.

Finding the Right Treatment for You

There are plenty of solid treatment options available that can subside tailor’s bunion symptoms, and if you’re currently experiencing agitation or discomfort then you should certainly give them a shot. That being said, surgery is the only true form of treatment when it comes to solving the problem from the source, and there are plenty of trusted professionals that are capable of doing so.

Northwest Surgery Center is happy to help any and all patients in treating their afflictions once and for all. Contact us today or give us a call at 414-238-0441 to learn more.