There is another type of bunion which forms on the outside of the foot at the fifth toe. This is called a Tailor's Bunion. It also is a misalignment of the joint and will lead to pain and redness making it difficult to walk and wear shoes comfortably.
What is a Bunion?
The typical bunion is additional bone that forms in combination with a misalignment of the big toe. The misalignment forces the big toe to shift (Hallux Valgus). The enlarged joint can become very painful, red, and swollen. Additionally, a small bursa (fluid filled sac) can form causing more pain and discomfort.