I am 85, general good health, some peripheral artery disease (claudication when lots of walking, but not around house.... and good pulse), no diabetes. Over the years, I had a corn on the inside of the second toe on my right foot. Me or a podiatrist would trim and trim. About 3 months ago, I went to a podiatrist and she trimmed REALLY deep. I could hardly walk for 2 weeks. It got better and I even trimmed more. Since then I can barely walk and an ulcer developed [U]on the place where it was trimmed[/U]. I went to a doctor. He gave me an antibiotic. The ulcer healed. And AT THE SAME TIME THE ULCER HEALED, a corn from HELL is growing back and the PAIN IS STILL THE SAME. I have to wear an ortho flat shoe and if I have any pressure on the side of the toe, I hit the ceiling ! I wenT to a podiatrist and he said that it's the corn pain!! We even had an MRI which just showed edema (swelling) in the corn area . No other abnormality. Ive never had such pain !
The podiatrist said he could amputate the toe if the pain persisted. I cant stand any pressure on it !! I have a toe separator in between the big toe and the second one but the separator is BELOW the corn so its tolerable !!!! otherwise I CANT WALK !!
My question: Is there any other option? Like scraping the corn out? OR something??? like other surgery ?? other than cutting the toe off???
Also, WOULD A PODIATRIST OR AN ORTHO SURGEON BE THE BEST TO AMPUTATE THE TOE? The podiatrist said he could do it IN THE OFFICE, and thats kinda scarey !!