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What is a Tailor's Bunion?

An Explanation of the Repetitive Stress Injury Known As a Tailor's Bunion

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A Tailor's Bunion is a repetitive stress injury that also goes by the name bunionette. A bunionette is a bunion that affects the outside of the foot and the pinky or fifth toe instead of the big toe.

Tailor's bunion got its name from the practice tailor's have of sitting cross legged for most of the day why the sew, hem and mark up clothing. While sitting cross legged abnormal pressure is placed on the outside toes forcing them inwards into unnatural positions. The result can be a very painful swelling of the joint that is a bunionette.

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