A bunion is a deformity characterized by lateral deviation of the big toe. As pressure is applied, the tissues around the joint may become swollen, red, stiff, and tender; the great toe is forced inwards towards, and sometimes under or over, the other toes. Over the years the characteristic bony bump becomes increasingly prominent. Over time arthritis will develop in the joint. Bunions can also occur on the outside of the foot near the little toe. This is called a “bunionette” or “Tailor’s Bunion”.