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I offer treatments for all common foot complaints including: painful corns and calluses, toe nail problems, thickened and fungal nails and in-growing toe nails.  I also have experience in dealing with the diabetic foot.

All new patients are allocated an hour’s appointment so that a thorough examination of the feet can take place. 

I will also be compiling a medical record of the new patient, so a list of your current medications will be helpful.  My primary concern is the health of your feet, and to remedy any problems that is causing pain and discomfort.

 


Common foot conditions

BUNIONS 
Bunions can develop when the big toe is pushed from its normal alignment and forced by pressure into an abnormal position. Bunions tend to be hereditary, and are more common in women than men, possibly by wearing tight shoes.  Treatments include padding and orthotics.  In the last resort if conservative treatments fail, surgery may be necessary.

ATHLETES FOOT
Athletes foot is a highly contagious fungal infection which thrives in warm moist conditions, i.e. between the toes. It presents as an itchy red rash ,between the toes.  The skin in this area can also become cracked and blistered.  There are a number of over the counter preparations which can be used for this condition.

FUNGAL NAILS
Fungal nails can be yellow, brown or even dark green in colour, and can be thicker than a normal nail.  Professional intervention to reduce the nail thickness may be necessary. An anti fungal solution can then be applied.

INGROWN TOENAIL
An ingrown toenail is often caused by tight footwear, cutting nails incorrectly or picking the nail.  Some people are more prone to ingrown toenails due to the natural shape of their nails. It is best to seek professional help for this condition.

CRACKED HEELS
Cracked heels can be very painful.  Cracked heels are caused when thick callous on the heel becomes very dry and then splits. Treatment includes: debridement, filing and the application of heel balm.  Antiseptic cream is used if an infection sets in.

CORNS
Corns are caused by mechanical stress or pressure.  Hard corns are usually found on the soles of the feet or on the tips and front of the toes.  Soft corns are found between the toes, and seed corns are very small and are found on the soles.  Corn plasters are not advised as they contain an acid and damage the skin. Contact me for a consultation for the treatment of your corns.