The first week of May, I kicked the corner of my bed with my left pinky toe. Since then, I have had foot pain on that side of the foot off and on and had trouble walking a couple of times. This week, I went to an orthopedic surgeon and he took an x-ray and thinks I ruptured the ligament between the 4th and 5th metatarsal. On the x-ray, it looks like a tailor’s bunion, but he said that if I did nothing it would continue to spread/splay. Is that true? The doctor wrapped it with a non-stretchy tape and it is really burning, whereas it usually doesn’t hurt unless I’ve been on it a lot. How much can it continue to spread if I keep it wrapped loosely? I mean, I have done nothing for it for three months now, and it was hurting less often, especially when I wore good sneakers. Thanks for anything you can say on this topic. According to the orthopedic surgeon I saw, this is a very unusual injury, so I can’t find anything about it online.