Foot Problems

By Carol2x Latest Reply 2011-09-04 17:32:57 -0500
Started 2011-09-03 19:55:49 -0500


Well, I have to go on Sept 13th to get 3 of my toes nails' roots taken out as the nails are dead-but constantly growing and falling off. Meanwhile as they grow out it makes my toes hurt and bend in differant ways that push against the shoes.
I work at my hospital and it is quite busy and the last thing I need are my toes in constant pain.
My podiatrist (also a teaching surgeon)(and a darn good one) kept having to special cut my 3 toe nails-sometime using the needle to deaden the toe involved.
Once a month-too much and gets to add up to be too expensive.
So, he set me up with a day that I could go in for in office minor foot surgery.
First he deadens the toes involved with Lidocaine, then he takes that big needle and sticks it the toes for local painkilling. Then he takes the toes one at a time and pushes their cuticles back and puts some acid on them. It eats through the root-killing each root. I will be off work at least a few days as I won't be able to do much walking on them-need to rest them. In a week I go back to the doctor for their checkup to make sure all is well.
I know that pain will be involved possibly during (sometime) and after the pain shots wear off. But, it has to be done. Yuck!

Never had any foot problems until Hubby and I moved up here to the New York State area from Florida. Miss Florida.


4 replies

realsis77 2011-09-04 17:32:57 -0500 Report

I wish you the best and I hope you have a speedy recovery! I will pray for you! God bless! Also I don't blame you for missing florida! Its one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen! Sorry you had to move! I wish you the best with your adjustment from the move!

robertoj 2011-09-04 05:35:25 -0500 Report

Both of my parents had their toes amputated. Foot care is important. I bet this is something many diabetics never consider.

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