Pedal pathology potentiated by personal pedicure procedures in the presence of painless peripheral neuropathy

Michelle S. Zhubrak, Timothy K. Fisher, David G. Armstrong

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Abstract

Although the literature is replete with recommendations for people with diabetes- particularly those with neuropathy, ischemia, or both-to avoid caring for corns and calluses on their own feet, there are virtually no reports of damage associated with this care. The purpose of this article is to report on the potential perils of personal pedicures in the presence of peripheral neuropathy by using a case-based example. In this article, we report on the inappropriate use of a Ped Egg personal pedicure device that led to limb-threatening lesions in a gentleman with diabetic peripheral sensory neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-450
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Volume103
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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