Wilkes Barre, PA
A 19-year-old female asked:
hi! i am wondering what is on the side of my foot. it feels like a bone and it is swollen. maybe a tailors bunion? do they keep growing? thanks!
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It could be Bunionet: Is a condition caused as a result of inflammation of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe.It is usually characterized by inflammation, pain and redness of the little toe. If this what you have and bother you go to an orthopedic surgeon and have it treated.
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Podiatry 28 years experience
Pressure on bone: Causes bone to grow, so if you wear tight shoes it can grow. Also, you may develop a bursitis which gives the appearance of bone growing when in reality there is localized inflammation. See a podiatrist, there are treatment options.
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Podiatry 22 years experience
Yes, possible: Treatment options for the management of tailors bunions include conservative and surgical management. Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding of corns and calluses, and splinting and strapping.
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