May 9, 2018 at 10:27 am #228burton13 Posts
I have been suffering from what I thought was an ingrowing toenail – nice subject – so decided to go to the podiatrist.
Turns out I did not have an ingrowing toenail, but a corn under the nail. After excavating the corn, with a few moans and groans and sharp intakes of breath, it is a total miracle. No pain at all now and I am excitedly going through my shoes to see which pairs I can wear once again, instead of big ugly roomy boots.
If anyone has any tips on preventing corns so I don’t have to go through this again then im all ears! Thanks!
May 9, 2018 at 10:27 am #229becky6 Posts
I am so happy for you shoes are just the best feet are just the Pitts I have a serious bunion on one of mine and a messed up ankle due to breaking it I have lots of lovely heels I cannot wear sitting in there little boxes but off course I am not envious
May 9, 2018 at 10:27 am #230nab12 Posts
Under the toe? Euw, weird! Glad that’s sorted, I bet it was extremely painful.
May 9, 2018 at 10:28 am #231jaz13 Posts
Quite small problems in your feet can make life miserable! Both of mine have been seriously rearranged by my association with horses over the years – most of my toes have been broken – sometimes quite a few at once – all my small toes turn upwards and the great toes have nails that curl inwards – my arthritis just loves to make a nuisance down there! Once I managed to drop the towbar of our yard 10 ton muck cart on my right foot and watched in kind of slow motion as the steel toe cap of my safety boot collapsed – me toe was comprehensively smashed and during the THREE years it took to fully recover I could have cheerfully amputated it ( with a chainsaw) to lessen the pain!
About a year ago I suddenly realised that some new lumps on toe joints were making balancing and walking a challenge so I went to a pukka podiatrist too (NHS so free) and she made a couple of little squashy rubber gadgets to fit between the toes – total cure. So if you do have problems – go to a specialist!
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