The Doctors: Finger Cyst Removal
The Doctors had previously talked to a woman with a rather large cyst on her finger. She shared that she had tried to drain it herself, which Dr. Drew Ordon had explained was a bad idea. The good news was that there was in involvement with the bone, so Dr. Ordon offered to remove the cyst the right away. After he removed the lump, Dr. Ordon described it as looking like a grape. He then had to take care of the excess skin and closed her up. She said she didn’t feel anything and she was glad it’s gone.
Dr. Ordon removed Lori’s stitches while she was on the show and shared that she is healing beautifully. She now has a completely normal looking finger with the exception of the stitch marks, which will heal. Dr. Ordon then explained that after the surgery, they sent the specimen for pathological analysis, and he’s still talking to the pathologist about the final diagnosis, which he will get to Lori soon.
The Drs TV: Lou Ferrigno Plantar Fasciitis
The Doctors then shared that Lou Ferrigno, the actor known as The Hulk, is suffering from foot pain so bad he could barely walk. Lou explained that he was on a treadmill when the pain first came and since then it has sometimes gotten so bad that he claims he wanted to cut his foot off.
Dr. Timothy Davis explained that Lou has what’s called plantar fasciitis, which is inflammatory tissue where the plantar fascia meets the heel bone. He knew that he could help Lou with a minimally invasive procedure. He explained that the more chronic the condition is, the more thickened the tissue becomes. He said they had to do a lot more cleaning of the scar tissue than normal because of how big Lou is.
Lou said knowing the procedure can cure the problem gives hope to a lot of people.
The Doctors: Procedure For Plantar Fasciitis
Lou shared that he has a big body building event coming up so it was incredibly important that he take care of his foot pain. Lou said he’s experiencing no more pain in his feet.
Dr. Davis explained that the procedure is used when all other treatments fail. He said about 700,000 people every year end up converting to chronic foot pain, so if they have it for more than three months, they can undergo the treatment. The needle is an 18-gauge needle that moves back and forth at an ultrasonic speed, cutting away the bad tissue and leaving the good tissue. As it’s cutting, it’s pulling out all the bad tissue with an irrigation component.