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.
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