Do you have concerns about your feet or nails?
Skin and nail issues are quite common and, in most cases, quite easily treated. We will discuss ongoing at-home treatment or may recommend a follow-up visits, depending on your needs.
We offer an at-home service to some patients, so please feel free to ask us about that.
Below are just some of the conditions we treat on a regular basis:
Corns & Callus
Corns and Calluses are an area of thickened skin that has developed as a result of pressure. Common sites to see corns are between the toes or on the outside of the little toe from narrow fitting footwear or under the ball of the foot from altered waking patters. Its important see a podiatrist for the safe removal of the lesions, as home remedies are not advised for everyone.
Warts, or Verrucae Pedis, are painful lesion that results from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) often seen on the hands and feet. The virus is transmitted from person to person commonly walking barefoot in public shared areas such as swimming pools and locker rooms.
Cracked heels result from dehydrated skin, when skin becomes dehydrated it loses elasticity than can cause splitting under pressure. Causes of cracked heels are long and many however the greatest population group seen in the podiatry clinic is in summer month’s particular in woman who wear open back sandals that allows air circulation that causes the skin to dry out over time.
Tinea Pedis is a fungal infection of the skin that can develop between the toes and the sole of the foot. Fungal organisms thrive in warm, moist environments such as public swimming pools, bathrooms and hotel room, particular if you are barefoot.
To discuss your foot health or to make an appointment please contact us.