'My Feet Are Killing Me' Season 4: Dr Brad Schaeffer treats chef with huge plantar callus
For the season finale of 'My Feet Are Killing Me,' a woman with a rather bad callus condition meets Dr Brad Schaeffer. The doctor could determine how much pain the patient was in from the early sent-in images.
Dr Sarah Haller, Dr Ebonie Vincent, and Dr Brad Schaeffer return for Season 4 of 'My Feet Are Killing Me,' where they tackle more surprising medical concerns while approaching "uncharted territory" of podiatry. Dr Brad sees his patient who has callus at the ball of her foot in the season finale, which aired on Wednesday, July 6. Since it is the weight-bearing part of the foot and there is a lot of strain on that area, all the skin becomes irritated and thick and calloused. Since the patient is a chef by profession, it is difficult for her to continue working, so she seeks a permanent solution from Dr Brad.
Corynthia Bryne, a chef, has been suffering from foot discomfort for about 11 years, and it has not improved. She goes to New York for the first time to see Dr Brad, hoping her ailment is only callus. She describes her discomfort as persistent and throbbing in the ball of her foot. Furthermore, she's been cooking for over ten years, which keeps her on her feet all day, but she's worried about having to change professions if she can't find a solution to her callus problem. She informs the doctor that the callus problem is primarily on her left foot and that it has to be addressed.
Dr Brad takes off her shoes to examine her condition. Corynthia has a huge callus across the whole ball of her foot, which he notices. It appeared to be exceedingly hard and uncomfortable, as if it may crack at any time. The callus near the toes appeared to be so firm that it produced a noise when tapped. Dr Brad diagnoses Corynthia with Plantar Callus, a hard area on the bottom of her foot that appeared to be cracking. He went on to say that because it was merely a callus, it could be addressed right away.
Dr Brad intends to use his Ten-blade to shave the callus down to a good base layer. With Corynthia's consent, the doctor begins to shave off nearly all of her callus, which appeared to be rather thick. He then begins to file the callus, removing large portions of it. Working through Corynthia's callus was more difficult than the doctor had anticipated. There were a lot of calluses to remove, and it was as hard as a rock. The doctor thought it was a little too much to cope with all at once. Dr Brad was astounded by how deep the layers go while shaving it off.
He used his tiny drill to smooth off the callus after shaving off the excess. After the treatment, no one could tell it had callus in the first place. Dr Brad recommends a cream for Corynthia to use every day, day and night, so she won't get the callus again. However, he stated that if she does not continue with the treatment and follow up with the podiatrist, the callus would reappear.
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