'My Feet Are Killing Me': Russell feels his webbed feet are falling apart, can Dr Ebonie come up with a fix?
Dr Ebonie Vincent has managed to help a lot of her patients while being in quarantine. In the October 22 episode, Dr Ebonie met up with Russell, who revealed he was born with webbed and clubbed feet. He added that his feet had a split in the middle. The situation became so bad that Russell felt like his feet were "falling apart".
Over the years, Russell revealed the condition of his feet has become worse and the pain is unbearable. Dr Ebonie was curious to find out if any of the doctors told him that he had a condition called Extradactyly, a malformation of toes and fingers. Russell admitted that none of the doctors had given him that diagnosis.
He added that he was rushed to the hospital as soon as he was born in the hope that they could fix his foot. Russell revealed the doctors had wired his feet while he was in the hospital. To make things worse, Russell revealed he had an extra toe growing under the other toes. This made his walking painful as he would put pressure on the toe, Russell later asked the doctors if they would be able to amputate the toe. Luckily, they were able to do so. However, his worries were not over yet. While speaking to Dr Ebonie, he pointed to the part where it hurt the most.
Russell revealed that he felt the pressure near his webbed toes and would love for it to go away. At the same time, Dr Ebonie noticed that Russell had a bunion on both his feet. He admitted there were times when it would pain. Dr Ebonie revealed she would focus on removing the bunion first as it would soon become a part of his pain.
However, the biggest challenge for her was to make sure that once the bunion is out, she is able to connect the two bones together. Since Russell's toe was also clubbed, she knew it would be hard to make sure the bone does not grow in a different direction. She suggested that they would fuse the bones to the big toe to make sure there is no long-term problem.
Dr Ebonie gave Russell hope that his feet could be fixed and soon he would be walking normally, without any pain. 'My Feet Are Killing Me' airs on Thursdays at 10:30 pm ET on TLC.