What is a Tailor's bunion / bunionette?

Tailors Bunion. Tailor's bunion or bunionette deformity affects the lateral or outer side of the foot. It is a deformity of the head of the 5th metatarsal. It can be surgically corrected by an osteotomy of the metatarsal head with fixation. .
Different location. Tailors bunion is most simply described as a bunion on the baby toe side of the foot which is the opposite side of what is known as the traditional bunion. The bone below pink toe protrudes out ant the toe often points toward the other toes. Poor biomechanics, injury or heredity are most common causes.

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Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

No. To say something can heal implies a wound. The tailor bunion is a deformity and when painful, that is a symptom. Neither will "heal". If pressure is removed, the symptoms may resolve. The boney deformity will not go away. If it continues to be painful after conservative treatment fails, consider surgical correction. Read more...
A tailors bunion. Is a projection of bone sticking out. Hence, it is a structural deformity that can only go away with removal of the bump. However, pain or inflammation in that region can go away as long as there is no friction rubbing against it. Therefore, treatment options are change the shoes, pad the bunion or surgically have it fixed. Read more...
THE BUMP. Do you mean, will the bump ever go away? No, once it's there, it's an established bony problem. Only surgery can remove it. Read more...

Will bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) fully heal?

Yes. If you are talking about after a surgical correction the answer is yes. Read more...
Depends. Bunions, tailor or otherwise, don't disappear or "heal" untreated. They tend to enlarge over time. Bunion surgery does heal, faster if post-op instructions are followed. Healing rate varies with procedure, but if a bone is cut and straightened, figure on 6-8 weeks before you are back to most shoes and activities. Read more...
Usually yes. On occasion people may get a recurrence. Read more...
Surgery. I'm assuming you mean after surgery. Yes they should fully heal, depending on the procedure and how much you were on your foot after surgery 4-12 months for all the swelling to dissipate. Read more...