We carry out routine foot care treatments in the comfort of your own home. We treat patients with general foot care problems, as well as high risk patients. Full consultation and treatment of nails, hard skin, corns, fungal nails, athlete’s foot etc takes normally 30 – 45 mins but can take longer depending on the condition of the feet. Regular check-ups are needed to keep the feet healthy.
We cover the following General Foot Care Treatments:
- Corn and callus treatment
- Verruca treatment
- Nail cutting
- Hard, cracked skin filled down
- Fungal nail Treatment
- Ingrown toenail treatment
- Diabetic foot care
Corns and Callus
There are a variety of corns with the most common ones being hard and soft corn. The hard corn appear as small, concentrated areas of hard skin up to the size of a small pea usually within a wider area of thickened skin or callous and soft corns which are whitish and rubbery in texture and appear between toes, where the skin is moist from sweat, or from inadequate drying.
A callus is an extended area of thickened skin often found on the soles of the feet and occurs on areas of pressure. It is the body’s reaction to pressure or friction and can appear anywhere that the skin rubs against a bone, a shoe, or the ground. A callus on the sole of the foot is often likened to ‘walking on a stone’ and can be very painful.
Verruca can be described as warts on the feet caused by a viral infection, They often cause no problem at all to the feet and are a very common infection, although in some cases they can cause discomfort and need to be treated. There are many different treatments available ranging from topical paints and acid preparations to cryo- surgery. Cryo-surgery is a course of treatment which involves freezing the verruca. The number of treatments is determined by the type and number of verrucae present.
Some patients have this condition for years as the nail bed will never right itself, here treatment on a regular basis is required by cutting the nail back along the side, however this is not a permanent solution.
Diabetic Foot Care
As a person with diabetes, you are more vulnerable to foot problems, because diabetes can damage your nerves and reduce blood flow to your feet. When you have diabetes, proper foot care is very important!