General podiatry – skin and nail care

 

General Podiatry involves the assessment and treatment of skin and nail conditions that affect the feet. 
 

Skin Care
Corns and calluses (hyperkeratosis) are among the most common foot conditions we treat.
Treatment involves debriding (removing) some of the hard skin (callus) and removing the centre of corn. Your podiatrist will provide you with a tailored plan to treat your specific condition. 

Some common skin conditions include:

  • Callus

  • Corns

  • Plantar warts

  • Tinea (athletes foot)

  • Cracked heels
     

 

Nail Care
Toenail problems can affect people of all ages but tend to be more common with advancing ages. Genetics, trauma and ill-fitting shoes are the common causes of nail problems.
Treatment usually involves treating the diseased or painful nail and educating the patient for prevention of further problems.  

Your podiatrist will provide you with a tailored plan to treat your specific condition. 
 

Some common nail conditions include:

  • Ingrown toe nails

  • Fungal nails

  • Thickened nails

  • Curved (involuted) nails

  • Broken nails