A bunionnette or Tailor’s Bunion is a bump that affects the little toe, similar to a Bunion that affects the big toe.

They can occur in younger people, and are common in girls. Adolescents ideally should wait until their bones have stopped growing before considering surgical correction.

Most bunionnettes, like bunions can be treated without surgery and a good biomechanics podiatrist is often able to get you comfortable with some simple modifications to your footwear.

If the bunionnette is painful and conservative treatment is not sufficent then surgery can be considered. This can be performed by open surgery or Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). MIS has the advantage of less swelling, a smaller incision and hence less pain.

Miss Miller is one of a select few surgeons in the UK performing Minimally Invasive Surgery