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Things you never want to hear from podiatry patients

Discussion in 'Podiatry Trivia' started by Robertisaacs, Aug 29, 2007.

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  1. Ina

    Ina Active Member

    A mother walks in our store with her teen daughter who does acrobatic gymnastics.

    - The doctor said my girl should try on different knee braces for her knee pain and choose the most comfortable one.
    - Sure, what is her diagnosis?
    - There's no diagnosis. The doctor said my girl should try on different knee braces for her knee pain and choose the most comfortable one.
     
  2. hill

    hill Active Member

    one that I often get from patients presenting with deep, infected, ingrown nails, as I am about to start.
    "I am scared that it will hurt. Here, let me do it myself."
     
  3. hill

    hill Active Member

    and another one that I get often, usually from a pt who calls right after a missed appointment, or from someone who wants to come without an appointment. when I tell the pt that I am booked solid the whole day:
    "oh, so what time do you finish today. I will come then".
    As if all I want to do at the end of a long day is hang around longer instead of going home.
     
  4. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    I am NOT racist! This happened the other day.

    Patient referred by GP with 'pains in the feet'. O/E he was suffering from polyneuropathy. When interrogated about smoking and alcohol intake he replied "I'm Irish". He eventually admitted to imbibing 21 units of alcohol per day.

    Bill
     
  5. studpod94

    studpod94 Welcome New Poster

    I couldn't wait so I took a blade to it myself...

    Best I have heard yet was from a healthcare assistant who said insulin doesn't work and refused to take her insulin. Haven't heard from her again
     
  6. quirkyfoot

    quirkyfoot Active Member

    Why would you want to look at feet all day? Get that A LOT. I usually reply with an off-the-cuff
    " I lost a bet".
    Usually gives them pause.
    Got that exact question from a nurse who was attending to a bed ridden patient's personal hygiene whilst I was working in a nursing home...
    made me chuckle :)
     
  7. hill

    hill Active Member

    After expertly, relatively painlessly and quickly removing a deep ingrown nail spike:
    "If I had one of those things (nail nipper) I would do it myslef"
     
  8. hill

    hill Active Member

    After expertly, relatively painlessly and quickly removing a deep ingrown nail spike:
    "If I had one of those things (nail nipper) I would do it myslef"
     
  9. Ina

    Ina Active Member

    "I have flat feet. But mine aren't ordinary ones... The doctor said not only has my longitudinal arch fallen, but the transverse as well."
     
  10. Ina

    Ina Active Member

    "My [orthopaedic] doctor says my scoliosis is caused by my flat feet, do you have the right orthotic insoles to fix it?"

    "I saw a Professor (Doctor, Academician, etc) of orthopaedic surgery on TV, basically he said everyone would be bedridden sooner rather than later if s/he didn't wear orthotic insoles."
     
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