by Dr. Steven Waldman
My favorite patient of the week was a 97 year old lady who was terrified to see me! She had many painful foot problems, including her nails and many calluses. She could not even wear shoes, and walking was extremely painful for her. A little bix of skin softener, disinfectant, the right tools, and experience can go a long way. It may seem like a small thing, but I am happy that I could make a nearly 100 year old woman more comfortable than she had been in a long time, and it only took 10 minutes! It doesn’t cost anything to be nice, and reassure her that I can help. Both the woman and her daughter were overjoyed that she was so much more comfortable and could walk better. My treatment didn’t hurt at all – her fears were unfounded and she can’t wait for her next appointment. Hugs are tax free!