Re: Is this a tailor's bunion?
I had double bunionectomy on my right foot for a traditional bunion and a tailor bunion two years ago. My left foot will need the same surgery, which I plan to have next summer. My "first" tailor bunion developed quickly when I was in my twenties (I'm 50 now). I had no idea what it was, and lived with it until my foot pain in other parts of the foot led me to ask my doctor what was going on, which is when he told me I had bunions. I told him I thought I just had "old lady feet", and he just smiled at me........
To answer your question, my tailor bunions were/are on the side of my foot.
The tailor bunion on the left foot took years to develop.
I ended up having surgery sooner than planned because the entire right foot swelled up after many miles of walking while on vacation. I couldn't even bend my toes. I saw my podiatrist when I returned home, and he theorized that I may have rolled the joint on the fifth metatarsal, at the base of the toe. Because my foot had a bunion on either side, the metatarsals splayed.
So, I would suggest you sit down with your doctor and review the x-rays, and ask him about the bump being on the bottom. I imagine it is possible. I know this is the last thing you want to hear after all you have been through! Get a second opinion.