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06 Jul 2005

Ugly size 8 feet very fat toes corns etc.
I am a 35 yr old woman, have had trouble with very big fat feet and toes especially the big toe, the toes size do not change/reduce even when I have the correct weight for my height, a bit overweight right now. The small toes have a divided nail (its not very pronounced) and the outer bit of the nail grows painful in shoes and i have to completely remove it with a razor. I am not wearing closed shoes much now, but used to have terrible corns when i did. When i was still wearing school shoes i would survive each day as it came, it was painful. 2 of my brothers(the other my twin) have a very pronounced double nail on one of their small toes. So i think it is hereditary. Isn't there an operation that can be performed to correct this problem which goes down to the bone. I am a woman who needs to wear beautiful shoes but can't, because my feet are too square and can never be comfortable in most full shoes. I have the kind of ugly feet that should be hidden as much as possible, but have to wear sandals all the time even in the coldest winter.
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01 Jan 0001

There are really two issues here
1) the double nail; this is actually a corn closely attached to the nail it has two names either Lister`s corns (named after Queen Victoria`s chiropodist) or onychoclavus (which means nail with a corn) this can be associated with an underlying spur of bone and for this I advise a consult and treatment (probably ongoing) with a Podiatrist who will remove the corns and may elect to x-ray your toe. If there is a bone spur present they will refer you for a surgical opinion
2) Size 8 square shaped feet, all I can offer you is sympathy and the ressurance that as long as your feet get you around , without causing pain look after them care for them cause they are the only ones you got
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