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Ped Egg-Friend or Foe

The Ped Egg is a foot care product that has recently made the transition from infomercial to stores such as Target, Wal-mart and the like. As this handheld foot product becomes more well-known, it frequently becomes a topic of conversation with my patients in the treatment rooms. My stance on patient’s use of the Egg varies on a case by case basis.

The name comes from a combination of its unique oval shape, intended to fit in the palm of your hand, and its intended use on your feet. The top of the product is smooth and the bottom looks like a small cheese grater. When not in use there is a cover that can be placed on it. The price runs about $10.00, and you must replace the blades as they become dull.

The Ped Egg is gently rubbed against dry skin on your feet to shave the top layer of dead skin away. The Ped Egg is a foot file that gently shaves down calluses, corns and dry peeling skin. It is intended to be used on completely dry feet or feet that have been softened from the ba…