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Is this lady sporting a verruca? Advice needed, please!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by georginagreen, May 23, 2010.

  1. georginagreen

    georginagreen Welcome New Poster

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    Hi! I'm Georgina, a trainee Foot Care Specialist.

    I did a footcare treatment for a client about 3 weeks ago, and did quite a bit of filing on the classic area on the great toe where most people get calluses, i.e., on the knuckle joint, which looked to me like a typical callus. When I saw her last week, she said that her toe had been sore after the treatment (she had not mentioned that it was painful whilst I was "sanding" it!) and that a "scab" had formed the next day. Note that it was neither bleeding after I treated it, nor was it even reddened! Looking at it closely now, there appears to be a stack of offset rings of skin with 3 distinct black dots in the bottom. I told her I thought it was a verruca, but she seemed to take umbridge to this and insisted that I had been "over-enthusiastic" with the foot file. Would anybody out there care to proffer an opinion? Could filing down a callus cause an underlying verruca to erupt?

    Any advice would be gratefully received. Thank you in advance.
  2. Hi Georgina and :welcome: to Podiatry arena.

    2 things I would suggest that you should post up some photos as they say a picture tells a 1000 words, It could be one of many things.

    Also not everyone looks in the indroduction forum so this topic may fit better in the general forum, you might get some better advice.

  3. cornmerchant

    cornmerchant Well-Known Member

    I am sorry to say that I dont know what a 'foot care speciialist' actually does- it seems to me that it could cover any number of skills but possibly none. What country are you in?

    As Michael says, a picture would be good as your description is really not very helpful. Are we to assume that you do not have scalpel skills? What do you mean when you say knuckle joint?


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