General foot care

Take care of your feet and detect problems early.

Ingrown toenail

  • An ingrown toe nail occurs when the side of the nail cuts into the skin. It can be caused by poor cutting technique, damage or trauma to the nail resulting in deformed regrowth, infection to the nail plate, or inherited nail shape where the nail is too wide or deep for the toe.
  • Symptoms
  • Red or swollen skin around the toe
  • Pain around or under the nail
  • Bleeding or oozing pus around the nail
  • Overgrown skin around the toe
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Corns and callus

  • A corn is a painful, circular, thickened plug of skin usually forming under the ball of the foot, on top, or in between the toes. A corn begins as a callus and forms on the apex or top of the pressure point. A corn is different from a callus in that it has a central core of hard skin.
  • Symptoms
  • A hard corn is a compact patch of hard skin with a dense core
  • A soft corn is a reddened, tender area of skin, has a thin, smooth centre and is found between toes
  • A seed corn is a plug-like circle of dead skin, often painful, on the heel or ball of the foot
  • A plantar callus is a callus on the bottom - or plantar - surface of the foot
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High risk and diabetic feet

  • Diabetes is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high. It occurs because the body’s method of converting glucose into energy is not working as it should. If your diabetes is poorly controlled for a long period of time, this can lead to poor blood flow to your feet and nerve damage (neuropathy) which can make your feet feel numb.
  • Symptoms
  • Pain in the feet when resting
  • Reduced circulation
  • Numbness
  • Ulcers and infections that are slow or will not heal
  • Coldness in the legs or feet
  • Loss of balance
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Nail care

  • No matter what your nails are like, if you have difficulty cutting them, or have high risk feet with poor circulation an Advanced Podiatrist can help.
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