A bunionette is a small bony bump on the outside of the foot at the base of the little toe. Similar to a bunion, which affects the big toe, a bunionette involves the misalignment of metatarsal bones in the forefoot. As the bones shift out of place, the little toe leans toward the other toes, causing the joint at its base to stick out. Other than being unsightly, a bunionette might not cause many symptoms initially, but over time, it can become red, swollen, and painful, making standing or walking more difficult.
Are unattractive or uncomfortable bunionettes forcing you to change your routine? Though conservative methods may provide some relief, getting rid of a bunionette for good requires surgical correction.
At Khosroabadi Institute, renowned podiatric surgeon Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi, DPM, uses his exclusive minimally invasive AMI-BUNIONETTE™ procedure to help patients get back to their busy schedules with minimal pain, scarring, and downtime. Here’s what you should know about bunionettes and Dr. K’s revolutionary technique.