'My Feet Are Killing Me': Dr Ebonie struggles to understand bone structure on Jovan's foot, can she still help?
Jovan Harris was born with a unique foot condition that leaves even Dr Ebonie stumped
Dr Ebonie Vincent has been keeping herself active by spending a lot of quality time with her family while also taking care of her patients. In the latest episode on November 5, Dr Ebonie decided to take some time out of her life to meet her new patient, Jovan Harris. Even though Dr Ebonie is used to seeing a lot of rare cases, Jovan's foot condition was not something she was prepared for.
Before coming on the show, Jovan had sent a video of how his foot looked. Dr Ebonie explained that he had a unique foot condition called Ectrodactyly, also known as the lobster claw. Jovan revealed during his consultation that he was born with a physical condition due to which his toes were deformed and shaped differently and he was also missing a few fingers in his hands.
While Jovan had been managing pretty well despite his conditions, things changed in the last couple of years when he started feeling pain. It reached a point where he could not handle it and decided to seek help from a doctor. However, Jovan felt that none of the doctors offered him the right advice.
Speaking to Dr Ebonie, Jovan explained that his foot felt like something hot was rubbing against it. Dr Ebonie then decided to have a look at his foot to get a better idea of what was happening. After seeing his foot, Dr Ebonie struggled to understand the bone structure in it as she wondered if there were two bones fused together in one toe or was it a single bone.
She then went on to have a look at the left foot that also caused him pain. Seeing the state of it, Dr Ebonie confessed she could imagine the amount of pain he might be going through. After seeing him take a few steps, Dr Ebonie also understood what the main pain region would be.
Dr Ebonie was quick to tell Jovan that no amount of cosmetic surgery could make his feet look better. However, she assured him there was a way for him to feel less pain. She suggested a surgery that would help reduce the pain completely and would allow him to live a normal life.
Hearing this, Jovan felt pleased and accepted the offer. They decided to meet once the lockdown was over to carry on with the procedure. 'My Feet Are Killing Me' airs on Thursdays at 10:30 pm ET on TLC.