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What is a tailor's bunion?

Regular bunions affect the big toe; a tailor's bunion, the little toe. Another term for tailor's bunion is bunionette.

Both types are caused by a misalignment of the small bones in the toes. As a result, the joint between the metatarsal and the first phalanx juts out and the end of the toe turns inward, toward the middle three toes.

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