- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 9:17AM
Warning: Graphic content
Most people would simply visit their podiatrist.
But, in an age of endless over-sharing, one social media user has detailed footage of himself performing a DIY procedure on his very own foot, the Daily Mail reports.
The unidentified patient can be seen slicing away a hardened callus from his big toe, but - rather than rely on medical equipment - he uses a stanley knife instead.
The gruesome clip was uploaded to Facebook earlier this week as part of Clinical Media and has since gone viral, attracting hundreds of views from strong-stomached subscribers.
Opening with a close-up of the offending growth, the 2-minute footage shows the man hack away at the hardened skin.
Alarmingly, the process appears to have been undertaken without the use of anaesthetic.
Naturally, the grim footage attracted a slew of impassioned comments.
One viewer responded: "Nicely removed! Good job", while another added : "Warning - infection!".
A third chimed in: "That looks dangerous!' while a fourth offered a cautionary tale, saying: 'My dad lost his foot by doing something like this".
Naturally, the British Skin Foundation echoed these latter sentiments.
"The British Skin Foundation always recommends you seek assistance from your GP or dermatologist when dealing with skin issues, rather than attempting to rectify at home with DIY solutions which can lead to further problems or infections," BSF's Lisa Bickerstaffe told MailOnline.
Calluses tend to develop when the skin rubs against something, such as a bone, a shoe or the ground.
They often form over the ball of your foot because this area takes most of your weight when you walk.
Activities that put repeated pressure on the foot, such as running or walking barefoot, can cause calluses to form.
Athletes are particularly susceptible to them.
- This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.