'My Feet Are Killing Me' Season 4: Skateboarder receives treatment from Dr Brad Schaeffer for plantar fibromas
Terry seeks help from Dr Brad to get rid of the huge masses at the bottom of his foot
Dr Brad Schaeffer assists a skateboarder who has large masses on the bottom of his foot that makes it hard for him to pursue his ambition. In the most recent episode of 'My Feet Are Killing Me,' Season 4, a father approaches Dr Brad for assistance to spend more time with his child.
The New York City doctor's life became public in 2020 when he joined the cast of 'My Feet Are Killing Me,' a TLC series that features three podiatrists. Schaeffer's patients and their troublesome hooves are the centers of the story. While being on the show, he has seen it all, from uncontrolled toe fungus to golf-ball-sized bunions. Among the numerous situations that Dr Brad has to deal with on the show, the most recent episode has to be one of the most heartfelt but difficult.
With shows like 'My Feet Are Killing Me,' podiatry is becoming more popular. Potential patients may see that they aren't as strange as they believe they are and that their foot problems are fairly common, which is great news for the general population! Terry, a skateboarder, and parent seeks Dr Brad after realizing that his foot ailment may prevent him from doing the activities he enjoys. He has acquired massive lumps on the bottom of his foot from skating over the years. Dr. Brad calls them "Skater boy growths," which are ten times more uncomfortable. Terry tells Dr Brad that he needs to get rid of it, as he just wants to hang out with his son and share his enthusiasm.
After diagnosing Terry with plantar fibromas, Dr Brad proposes surgery to remove the lumps so that he no longer feels like he's walking on marbles. Dr Brad intends to focus solely on his right foot so that he may use his other foot for stability during post-operative recovery while removing every single fibro. Dr Brad brings Dr Sarah Haller into the case, as he does on occasion for some of his patients.
In Terry's instance, Dr Brad decides to concentrate on the middle band of his foot, which contains the majority of the fibromas. The most difficult task for him was to ensure that all of Terry's fibromas were removed. Dr Brad begins the treatment by dissecting the layer to reach each of the fibromas. He went for the hard balls one by one, knowing precisely where they were. Dr Brad, on the other hand, says there's a chance they'll grow back after the procedure. He believes it should not come back because he went so deep during the treatment, but there is always the risk. Dr Brad detects Terry's muscular belly protruding out from the bottom of his foot as he works his way through the larger plantar fibromas to get to the bottom of it.
Dr Brad was able to extract the massive plantar fibromas without nicking the muscle bellies. Dr Brad tells Terry that, even though his foot looks terrible after surgery, he will be able to resume his life after his foot heals properly. During the follow-up session, Dr Brad ensures that his plantar fascia is intact and free of any bumps. Terry confirms that he is no longer in pain, even though he appears to still have the scar four months after the surgery. Terry is given the green light to resume his life with a fresh new foot.
Every Wednesday at 9 pm, TLC airs a new episode of 'My Foot Are Killing Me.'