Skin & Toenails

Skin & Toenails

Corns and Callous

When we walk or stand, our body weight is carried first on the heel and then on the ball of the foot, where the skin is thicker to withstand the pressure. When this pressure becomes excessive, some areas of skin thicken in the form of corns and/or callus, as a protective response to the body’s reaction to the friction of skin rubbing against a bone, shoe or the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plantar Warts

my podiatry clinic plantar warts

Plantar warts are small growths that commonly occur on the soles of the feet or around toes. It is caused by a virus. The virus is thought to thrive in damp environments such as swimming pools, changing room floors and communal shower areas. It is possible to contract simply by walking across the same floor area as someone with plantar warts, especially if you have any small cuts or abrasions that make it easier for the virus to penetrate.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingrowing Toenail

my podiatry clinic ingrowing toenails

An ingrowing toenail is one that pierces the flesh of the toe. It can feel as if you have a splinter and can be extremely painful, inflamed or infected. In more severe cases, there can be pus and bleeding. Ingrowing toenails most commonly affect the big toe, but can affect the other toes too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fungal Nail Infection

Amy podiatry clinic fungal nail infection fungal nail infection may cause the nail to be discolored (yellow/brown), brittle, thick or distorted. It may also lead to lifting of the nail plate.

We treat fungal nail infection with the Lacuna Method . This is where we make micro holes in the affected area of the nail plate. It allows medicine to penetrate in better and kill the fungus. 

It is safe and pain free. The duration of clearing the fungus depends on how severe the infection is and other individual circumstances.

 

 

 

Fungal Skin Infection

Commonly known as athlete’s foot, fungal skin infections cause the skin to become red, itchy and may cause peeling of the skin. It is commonly found anywhere on the foot or in between the toes.  

 

 

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