I know I'm just jumping in here randomly, but I thought I should share my recent experience with bumble foot. I first went to a vet. She was an exotic bird vet, who claimed to do bumble foot. I picked up Ms Waddlesworth and was told to leave the wraps on 48 hours. Soak in Epsom salt and use the honey she provided. I unwrapped her feet to find, all that she did was, lance, drain, and wrap. No kernal removal and both feet were worse. She did give antibiotics. So... I soaked the feet and removed the kernals buy soaking and using my finger nail. And than honey and wraps daily. Still not better. So I read and read. I decided to soak with strong Epsom salt and peroxide. Than dry, use a thin layer of triple antibiotic ointment massaging with a q-tip until absorbed. Than I followed with heavy ichthammol 10% and wraped. I did this last night at 6:30pm. Today at the same time I unwrapped her feet and much to my surprise both of her feet had visually improved dramatically. Keep in mind she has been on oral antibiotics 11 days. However I do think less evasive is working better. Here are the steps i will take in the future.
Most important, get the kernal out by soaking and picking. Resoak in Epsom with peroxide and water. Triple antibiotic rubbed in, with a HEAVY layer of ichthammol, and wrap. As a child of the 70's i was already familiar with ichthammol and forgot how great this stuff was! learned a hard lesson. It cost 300 at the vet. I should have done my research and not panicked. Please try this before doing your own surgery or paying a lot of money.