Podocare Podiatry Service offers a plethora of specialised foot care for a number of medical foot conditions. This ranges from painful corns & calluses, verruca, ingrowing nails, fungal nails & foot pain.
Overtime, nails can change, they may become thickened, fungal and ingrowing as we go through life. At Podocare Podiatry service we are able to treat all manner of conditions from simple nail cutting to using the latest equipment & methods to have your feet looking & feeling as new.
CALLUSES, CORNS & CRACKED HEELS
This is when the skin around the borders of the heels becomes dry, and cracked. Often breaking apart causing deep fissures which may be very sore and in some cases may bleed. Callus & corns could be caused by abnormal pressures, abnormal mechanics of the feet & ill fitting footwear..
- Wearing shoes with open backs that expose the heels allowing the skin to dry out.
- incorrect fitting of footwear
- Shoes that put pressure on and rub the edges of the heels
- Skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema
- Being overweight
- Diabetes which can cause dry skin
- Increasing age – skin naturally loses moisture as we get older
- Fungal skin infections, which causes drying of the skin and can affect the heels
How diabetes affects your feet.
- Reduced nerve sensitivity causing unnoticed injuries
- Poor circulation leading to delayed healing processes
- Increased risk of ulcers and other foot complications
- Pain and cramps in feet and lower legs
- Burning, aching, numbness or tingling sensation
- Increased risk of infections such as fungal, bacterial and cellulitis
This refers to special care with feet that have become misshapen as a result of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Gout.
- Joint deformities can make shoe fitting difficult and build-up of callosities that can result in ulceration.
- These secondary problems such as ulcers or corns that have been caused by foot deformities will be treated.
- We can provide protective shields for toes or padding to relieve pressure and reduce friction and hard skin formation
- Orthotics can be made following MSK (musculoskeletal assessment) assessment which will reduce pressure on affected joints when walking.
- Professional advice on fitting and styles of shoe available may help many of these problems to be minimised