General Nail and Skin Care

Treat your feet well

Looking after your feet for even the simplest irritation is very important to prevent it from getting worse over time and becoming more difficult to treat. This applies to skin and nail care also.

Skin Care

  • Callus ~ Calluses are most effectively reduced (made smaller) with a surgical blade. We can use the blade to carefully shave away the thickened, dead skin. The procedure is painless because the skin is already dead.
  • Corns ~ The treatment of a hard corn is virtually identical to that of a callus. A hard corn is caused by an overlaying callus, compressed into a hard centre, due to pressure on the foot. Once the callus part has been removed, the centre or “root” needs to be cut out. This is called “enucleation” of the root.
  • Blisters ~ If you keep getting blisters on your feet and they are interfering with your normal activities, then it is time to see a podiatrist. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, and can form a treatment plan for you.
  • Verrucas
  • Athletes Foot
  • Anhydrosis (Dry skin)
  • Hyperhydrosis (Very sweaty skin)
  • Fatty pad dysplasia (reduction/displacement of the fat pad under the foot)

Nail Care

  • General nail cutting
  • Fungal Infections (Onychomycosis)
  • Abnormally Thick Nails (Onychauxis)
  • Ingrown Toe Nails (Onychocryptosis)
  • Infection in The Cuticle of The Nail (Paronychia)
  • Lifting of The Nail From The Nail Bed (Onycholysis)

Some of the above conditions can be caused by an underlying medical condition, so it’s always better to get your nails checked if you are concerned about any changes to your nails.