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SKIN AND NAIL CARE

Skin and nail care

Skin and nail care

Corns & Callus
Corns and Callus are an area of thickened skin that develops as a result of pressure. Callus commonly occurs on the bottom of the feet, whereas corns typically form between toes; the outside of the little toe and under the ball of the foot from altered walking patterns. It is important see one of our podiatrist in the studio for the safe removal of such lesions, as home remedies are not advised for everyone.

Cracked Heels
Cracked heels result from dehydrated skin; when skin becomes dehydrated it loses elasticity and can cause splitting under pressure. Causes of cracked heels are long and many, however the greatest amount of cases are seen in the summer months, particularly with women who wear open back sandals that allow air circulation – in turn causing the skin to dry out over time.

Plantar Warts
Warts, or Verrucae Pedis, are painful lesion that result from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), often seen on the hands and feet. The virus is transmitted from person to person by commonly walking barefoot in public shared areas such as swimming pools and locker rooms. Often a plantar wart can be confused with a corn, however a plantar wart will present differently to a corn and will require a completely different treatment. For this reason it is important to visit one of the podiatrists at the studio who will be able to correctly diagnose your condition.

Tinea Pedis
Tinea Pedis, commonly known as the “Athlete's Foot”, 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 rooms, making these common areas of cross infection, particularly if you are barefoot.

Ingrown Toe Nails
Ingrown toenails are a common occurrence that can be quite painful and can become infected if left untreated. It happens when the nail or a nail spike pierces the skin on the edge of the nail, or the skin grows over the edge of the nail. Symptoms can include pain on the edge of the nail when pressure is placed on the toe. There may also be redness, bleeding, swelling or pus around the nail. It is very important to treat an ingrown toenail as soon as it develops as this increases the chance of clearing the problem in a timely manner.

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