At Your Foot Doctor we provide many services including the basics such as nail care, callus, corns, warts, blister prevention, ingrown toenails and diabetes foot health.
Podiatrists are highly skilled in many forms of treatment for a range of foot, ankle and lower limb conditions including many general foot conditions. Here is some information on the general foot care our Podiatrists can offer you and your family.
General nail care is offered for those who struggle to cut their own nails due to inability or are unable to comfortable reach their toes. We also treat people with fungal and thickened and involuted nails.
Corns and callus are formed by thickened dead skin on the foot which builds up in response to pressure. In contrast, a corn is smaller but has a hard centre surrounded by callus. These form over bony areas or on between toes and are painful when pressure is applied. A podiatrist can help by removing the callus and/or corn and by doing so removes the pain associated. They can also make offloading devices which reduce the callus and corns from returning.
Ingrown toenails is a condition where the side of the toenail grows into the skin/flesh of the toe and a common issue we treat. A podiatrist is able to remove the offending nail edge and give advice on how to cut the toenail.
If it is a recurring problem a podiatrist may also do a small procedure to surgically remove the edge of the nail, so that the particular part of the nail does not grow back and cause an issue again.
Warts are a small bump on the foot caused by a common virus. It can present as either hard, grainy or fleshy. It is contracted by picking up the virus from contaminated surfaces, which is typically present in shared areas such as pools or public bathrooms. A podiatrist can help by using different treatments to get the body to fight the virus and kill off the wart. They can also help to offload the wart if painful.
Blisters and blister prevention can be treated in our clinic but we also investigate the causes for repeated blister occurrences. Blisters are caused by friction or irritation of the skin often causes can be associated with footwear.
Diabetic foot health is extremely important as having diabetes increases the risk of damaged nerves and infection whilst also decreasing circulation. When poorly controlled this can lead to risk of ulceration and in the worse cases, amputation. We work closely with local GP's in the area to make sure patients Diabetes is being appropriately managed whilst also seeing us for routine care and education regarding daily foot checks, importance of footwear and more.
If you think we can help you with any of the above conditions, give us a call or book online today to make an appointment.