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Ped Egg

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Pod Shin, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Pod Shin

    Pod Shin Member

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    Hi Everyone!!

    I am a Podiatrist, working in London and when I ask my patients what sort of things they try at home in between appointments. Many of them have said that they have these Ped Egg. They look like a cheese grater.

    What do you all think about them? Do you recommend them? Be great to hear your thoughts.

    Have a lovely day,

  2. http://www.pedeggtv.com/

    Sounds like a fancy heel file - depends on the patient and only way to know is to try them.
  3. Catfoot

    Catfoot Well-Known Member

    Pod Shin,
    Some patients I know have used these to good effect.

    However, I would hesitate to recommend them as IMO there is a hygiene issue with the dead skin particles they collect inside them.


  4. Tony Gavin

    Tony Gavin Member

    Quite a few of my patients have used them. The majority haven't been very impressed.
    Fancy foot file? I agree.
  5. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    They make excellent parmesan graters
  6. cornmerchant

    cornmerchant Well-Known Member

    Yeah but make sure you empty the dead skin out before applying to cheese!

  7. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    the jml ped egg does exactly what it says on the box good for removing callus as a self treatment safe and effective on the whole a good product to recommend particularly good on heels imho
  8. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    That would depend on who is coming to dinner
  9. SarahR

    SarahR Active Member

    This rasp works too quickly and has a risk of self-injury. I dont recommend anything coarser than a foot file, if they need to be doing that much work between visits something is wrong, mgmt plan or adherence.

    I have good results with offloading/bmch interventions combined with frequent debridements early on and urea/lactic acid cream for improved sloughing.

  10. George Brandy

    George Brandy Active Member

    Why bother? Makes the parmesan go further and smells pretty much the same.

  11. AngieR

    AngieR Active Member

    Had a patient who had removed skin to the epidermal/dermal junction and was in so much pain she didn't know what to do, it took some time to regrow suffice to say she now uses as a cheese grater!

  12. Ros the Pod

    Ros the Pod Active Member

    I tried the ped egg on myself and in a very short space of time, I had a really sore foot. I should have known better...
  13. footfan

    footfan Active Member

    This is exactly the reason we are instructed not to advise thier use. Neuropathy can lead to some nasty consequences. We tell patients the reason we are allowed to use a scalpel as podiatrists is because we have been trained to what level callous can be reduced safely.
  14. Pod Shin

    Pod Shin Member

    Thanks for the replies everyone, nice to hear on your take on them. I dont advise them myself as a few have pointed out that it can cause harm and suggested using a foot file instead.

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