The podiatrists at The Podiatry Room want your feet to be as healthy as possible. Rather than waiting for a serious problem to develop, we offer a range of options aimed at prevention and early intervention as well as treatment.
Patients of all ages will benefit from our general treatment also known as a professional pedicure!
Our general treatments only use sterilised instruments and focus on:
- General foot hygiene
- Assessment of your vascular and neurological status
- Treatment of fungal nails.
- Treatment of skins conditions such as corns, calluses and cracked heels
Fungal nails and corns, calluses and cracked heels are common conditions that podiatrists treat.
Fungal nails are generally yellowish brown in colour and the nail is rough, even crumbly in texture. This is caused by an infection that has entered the nail bed due to an injury to the toe. Your podiatrist can treat your fungal nails by filing off as much of the infected nail as possible and then applying a medicated lotion to your nails.
Corns and calluses are a common condition which most people experience at some point in their life. They are thickened skin caused by ongoing pressure or friction on a particular spot on the foot. Corns are found in the area around or between the toes whereas calluses are usually on the base of the foot. Blisters are caused in the same way, but these develop over a short period of time when your shoes rub very forcefully on a certain spot. Blisters usually heal up by themselves but corns and calluses are likely to require treatment.
Corns tend to cause more pain but calluses can also be painful, especially if they become infected. The likelihood of corns and calluses developing can be significantly reduced by wearing supportive footwear. People with poor circulation in their feet are at particular risk of developing these skin conditions.
Cracked heels are caused by thickened (or callused) skin which cracks due to dryness and pressure. Your podiatrist can successfully treat your corns, calluses and/or cracked heels. The sooner you make an appointment the better.