Bunions and bunionettes are related conditions that are both centered on a toe moving out of position and the resulting problems in the respective metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ). The key difference between the two is that a bunion happens with the big toe and a bunionette on the other side of the foot, with the little toe.
In each case, the toe starts to bend inwards towards the other four toes. This results in the end of the toe bone that is closest to the foot jutting out to the side. In the case of a bunion, the bone juts in towards the middle of your body. For a bunionette, it juts to the outside edge of your foot. In both cases, there is a bump at the MTPJ.
Both conditions can lead to pain and discomfort. When you experience this, contact our office and let us help you find the relief you need. Call our Medford, OR office at (541) 776-3338 or use our online form to contact us today and request an appointment.