Have you ever wanted to ask a Podiatrist (a question)?
Most calls I get center around one of a few conditions: fungal nail infections, corns and ingrowing toenails.
Coming to think of it, most emails too!
Anyways, as part of a new feature I'm going to post queries I get via email.
I will of course ensure these remain anonymous.
(I'll also edit for clarity)
Here we have an almost perfect example of a pinky-toe corn.
An early one. One before it's dug really deep. In other words, one that is probably home treatable.
To be fair that's why this corn removal was so easy, I had to slow the video down.
(Not like this twenty-year old beast)
I carved it out one-handed (my Go-Pro is metaphorically in the post), so please forgive any jitters.
First off, I wanna apologize for the weird change in lighting half way through.
I'm still new to this and am getting a Go Pro soon (instead of using my phone).
Plus, I'm doing this scalpel work one handed lol.
Anyways, this was a long-standing hard corn on a elderly patient's heel. It had a thick layer of dome-like skin callus on top - almost like a cap.
I had to be very careful with this as too much force, too fast, and you're risking a skin tear or worse.
This had to come off first as I wouldn't be able to tell where the actual corn began. It was probably as much this hard skin as the foot corn causing pain in this case.
There was so much pressure on her heel on a regular basis that you had a double whammy. A corn growing in and hard skin growing out.