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Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Cameron, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

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    I keep getting asked about the PedEgg, am I alone?

    As far as I can see it appears to be a reasonable remover of dead skin and provided the user exercises caution and pays due care to manufacturer's instructions when removing general callus could prove a useful addition to the bathroom cabinet.

    What say you?
  2. Its a footfile. Cheese grater basically. The gimmick is that it holds the bits so you can "do it anywhere" which is fantastic because i often find myself on a train desparate to give myself a pedicure and unable to do so because of the mess. I suspect that like most such devices it will prove of benefit some but not all.

    Apparently it makes the skin on your feet

    "irresistable to touch"

    So use with caution. Personally i've never had a problem resisting touching somebodies feet! I'm Sure Mr Kippen would know of people who do! ;)

  3. bob

    bob Active Member

    Yes, I've had literally fives of patients talking about this.

    It's a frightening development in the world of self-footcare. They've got me quaking in my boots ever since parish and bell went under - I'm sure that was all down to this chiropodial contraption.

    Personally I fear for my very existence. Who knows what will happen next? Some sort of computer that replaces bank clerks by automatically dispensing money based on an exchange of confidential details only known to each of the parties concerned?

    It can only end in tears! (of oil) :boohoo:

    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
  4. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    HI had a few use the ped egg, rub hard enough with enough pressure to get rid of callus and what have you got? Friction and pressure, both much more severe than an average day's worth? The surrounding tissue is shredded removing any protective layers that they had.
    like anything, used in moderation in an appropriate way, they may help with rough dryness BUT great at causing further Sx.
    The thing I love most is where they set up in the shopping centre and you get to try it, yep the same one the buyer before you, and the one before that etc used? EEK No thanks
  5. MelbPod

    MelbPod Active Member

    As Heathers patient did, I have had a few come in that have got 'over eager', pushed really hard, and the blades of the grater have actually drawn blood. Not good for those with diabetes etc. But in moderation, handy to use between podiatry appointments.

    Robertisaacs: "The gimmick is that it holds the bits so you can "do it anywhere" which is fantastic because i often find myself on a train desparate to give myself a pedicure and unable to do so because of the mess."

    Those who have experience PedEgg are even more impressed by being able to open it up and see all the skin! its wonderful.

    If only they could see my days scrapings!!
  6. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Hi I am thinking of a different egg, this does not cut, has no blades is more like the old pumice stone?:eek:

    YUK, EEK, the other sounds even worse!:confused: :deadhorse:

  7. Deborahb

    Deborahb Member

    In the last few weeks alone, working in an NHS clinic, there hasn't been a day that has gone by without a patient telling me they've bought one of these. Occasionally there have been reports of sore feet afterwards and i can only assume that this is due to vigorous use and not reading the manufacturer's instructions.

    But in general most of our patients are diabetic or have pvd/pad so we are cautioning against self-treatment. I imagine for a fit and healthy person with no real medical issues and a build up callus on heels etc it may well be useful....but i'll have to take a look at one and the instructions before i commit to that!
  8. MelbPod

    MelbPod Active Member

    The ped egg I have seen looks like a grater
  9. Euan McGivern

    Euan McGivern Active Member

  10. Paul Bowles

    Paul Bowles Well-Known Member

    I don't know about all of you using it for feet but one of these on the table at pasta night next to the Parmesan cheese makes short work of an otherwise tough job - and no mess!

  11. dyfoot

    dyfoot Active Member

    Hi Paul,

    If you had one for each purpose, you certainly wouldn't want to get them mixed up! :eek:(they might smell and look the same too:rolleyes:, don't know about the taste though:dizzy:)!


  12. wayneferrell4791

    wayneferrell4791 Welcome New Poster

    That is gross. Are these available somewhere like Amazon. i had a look but I am so new to computers that it take me half a day to sign up at a forum (eg this one). My friend helped me and gave me a little template to use.

    Any sorry for the offtopic but thanks for this thread [​IMG]
  13. Paul Bowles

    Paul Bowles Well-Known Member

    Slight sarcastic comment about how utterly useless these things are for their intended function in my personal opinion...but great for round the house, wood whittling, cheese grating, potato mashing - if this company just thought outside the square a little they could make a fortune!!!

  14. adavies

    adavies Active Member

    A patient of mine brought this pedegg in to show me.
    It seemed to done wonders to the callous around the 1st MPJ. It's seems to be better than a file but without taking great big chunks out like a grater.

    Another fad? who knows!

  15. cornmerchant

    cornmerchant Well-Known Member

    I have a ped-egg- and yes I am a podiatrist.
    I can see no problems with its use, I have used it myself and the patients that are most likely to buy it will find it beneficial. If used as instructed it is a very good means of self treatment. Lets face it, our more elderly patients with serious problems are unlikely to know what it is let alone use one!

    I also have a pair of Ugg boots- something else that many were quick to disparage on this site without actual experience of them. If they are the real thing they are very supportive and very insulating- some of my patients with severe vascular impairment have benefitted from their use too.

  16. lcp

    lcp Active Member

    Ive got a patient that uses it on their 1st MPJ callus. Works quite well as they can only get to see me every couple of months or so, makes it more comfortable in between.

    As for ugg boots, who cares what they do, damn they're comfortable!!
  17. beekez

    beekez Active Member

    I am very dubious about the ped egg, in Australia roughly how much is for this compared to a cheese grater?
    Definitely not something for those at risk feet but probably have a place in health no risk clients who self care and only come to podiatrist annually.
    Might actually save some elbow grease!

    Ugg boots! I agree I just bought a new pair after living in QLD for 2 years and moving to vic I am gettin prepared for the winter with a pair of pure 100% Merino wool australian made ugg boots and Love them (to hell with what they do and what they look like- straight from the thongs to the uggies! :sinking:).


  18. thealithom

    thealithom Welcome New Poster

    i have only seen the ads on tele. can't say that i have been convinced by the ads, though. i have to agree, it would be easy enough to get the cheese grater and foot scraper confused.

    as far as i can see, there certainly would be a couple of issues with the pedegg product. firstly, anyone with fissures probably would end up removing some perfectly good skin to get rid of the cracks. secondly, anyone with vascular or neurological issues may have problems if they take off too much skin. naturally, the ones who probably use the pedegg are unlikely to already have a podiatrist, i'd assume.

    as for ugg boots... they're damn comfortable and work wonders when defrosting the digits during winter. but i have to say that they seem to be seriously overpriced these days! i can hardly justify paying $100 for a pair of shoes i'm only going to use around the house. anyone know where to get a good pair on a budget?
  19. carolethecatlover

    carolethecatlover Active Member

    I have one too. Hard to clean. Works well.
    Permasen cheese grater...what a good idea! Yes, I would get another.

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