A bunionette is similar to a bunion, but forms on the outside of the fifth toe, or metatarsophalangeal joint. You’ll notice the protrusion by your pinky toe, usually starting out small and painless, but often growing to be large and painful. If your bunionette is causing you discomfort, not to worry—there are surgical and nonsurgical treatment methods that can help.

Try wearing roomier shoes, padding on your fifth toe, and special custom-fit inserts. If these options do not reduce your pain, surgery may need to be considered. Depending on the severity of your condition, there are a number of different procedures that can help alleviate the pain you’re experiencing. What’s great, is that these surgeries are outpatient and you are at home the same day starting your three to six month recovery period.

Don’t let bunionettes cause you pain or discomfort. Call Mark Gasparini, D.P.M. at (516) 804-9038 in Massapequa, NY. He’ll help you enjoy a happy, active, and pain-free lifestyle.