'My Feet Are Killing Me' Season 4: Dr Brad helps Shantell get rid of 'cutaneous horns' under her feet

Shantell not only regains her swagger, but she also gains a lifetime of running about with her two boys, as she always desired


                            'My Feet Are Killing Me' Season 4: Dr Brad helps Shantell get rid of 'cutaneous horns' under her feet
Dr Brad Schaeffer's patient Shantell Green in 'My Feet Are Killing Me' Season 4 (TLC)
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'My Feet Are Killing Me' Season 4 takes foot surgery to a new level. Even though the doctors have performed some epic treatments, Dr Brad Schaeffer's most recent patient, Shantell Green, shook viewers to their core, in the most recent episode.

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Shantell enters wearing socks and Birkenstock, which he removes with care. He wants her to know that if she is in pain, he would stop, but he has no idea what is going on underneath. Mysterious growths poke through the black socks, is what he is hit with at the first sight. Dr Brad informs viewers that it is unusual to see the callus through the sock before removing it. They are described as "beautiful little creatures" by the patient.

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Dr Brad is astounded after examining the calluses, claiming that they are the most extreme growths he has ever seen on the bottom of someone's feet. He can see why she is in so much suffering now. He has no idea what it is at this stage because she is in so much pain and is afraid she may die. Dr Brad recommends a minor operation to obtain the correct diagnosis. He intends to remove the calluses and send them for biopsy. The lab results would assist him in determining if they are benign.

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For someone who had been struggling with such conditions for over a decade and had failed countless treatments, there was no choice but to listen to an experienced doctor like Brad. Despite her fears, Shantell agrees to the surgery, in which Dr Brad, assisted by Dr Sarah Haller, removes the calluses one by one. The technique was crucial since it had to be done carefully so as not to damage a nerve or a vessel. After Dr Brad has successfully removed the calluses, the incision is closed with a suture guard. 

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Shantell's feet in 'My Feet Are Killing Me' (TLC)

Shantell returns to Dr Brad after several weeks to receive the biopsy results and an update on the callus problem. The calluses were gone as expected as it was extracted from the roots. Dr Brad promises that the black skin around the operation site will vanish. To add to the good news, the test results confirmed that it was not malignant. The condition she was suffering from was "cutaneous horns." It is a form of lesion or growth on the skin. It's made of keratin, which is a protein found in the skin's top layer. Dr Brad guarantees that the heavy, uncontrolled callus is no longer present. Shantell not only regains her swagger, but she also gains a lifetime of running about with her two boys, as she always desired. 

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Season 4 of 'My Feet Are Killing Me' airs every Wednesday at 9 pm ET on TLC.
 

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