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.
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.
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
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.
Pain in the feet when resting
Ulcers and infections that are slow or will not heal
One difference you will notice with Advanced Podiatry treatment is our commitment to providing you with a solution which includes education. This helps to empower all involved in the successful resolution of your foot or leg problem.