What is it?
A bunionette, also called quintus varus or Tailor’s Bunion, is a common deformity of the foot. It consists of a deformation of the 5th metatarsal, which takes on a curved appearance, and results in painful excessive pressure on the outer edge of the foot. A bony protrusion is seen at the base of the 5th toe. This is actually the contact between the edge of the metatarsal head and the skin. The discomfort is mainly due to pressure against the shoe.