A man screamed in severe pain as a brave doctor sanded down his bizarre feet developed with the fungus that has utterly ruined his life.
David has bravely opened his surgery to the public in an effort to spread awareness and educate the masses, and said he stopped looking after himself when his beloved mother died and that’s when his feet turned into a “train wreck.”
Ever since he developed “croissant-like” toenails, David has struggled to walk for a while and has never been able to lead a normal life. Not only are they a source of pain, but David is “embarrassed” by his bizarre feet and the fungus that has utterly ruined them.
His story is featured on an episode of My Feet Are Killing Me, which screens on UK digital television channel Quest Red, and was reported by the Daily Mail.
During his appearance on the show, the doctor was stunned when David showed him what had happened to his feet.
He seeks treatment from foot and ankle surgeon Brad Schaeffer but warns “I just hope you didn’t have a big breakfast today. Man, you’re in a for a shocker!”
When David’s socks are removed, flakes of skin fall away and reveal what Dr. Schaeffer describes as the “worst case of toenail fungus that I have seen”.
“David’s nails were so long that they were curling on top of each other, almost bridging together. His skin was flaking off, you could literally take little pieces of it off. It looked like a croissant.”
Complicating treatment is the fact that David has haemophilia, an inherited disorder that prevents blood from clotting properly.
Undeterred, Dr. Schaeffer clips his toenails and sands them down with an electric nail file — during a harrowing and clearly painful procedure — as David screams in agony.
In the end though, he is able to walk away, even wearing a brand-new pair of shoes.
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