General Podiatry

General podiatry

Problems

  • Corns and Calluses
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fungal infections
  • Disfigured nails

About

  • A corn is a type of painful callus (area of hardened skin) on your foot. When your skin is exposed to lots of pressure or friction, it thickens to protect itself and can develop into a callus. Although calluses can cover a wide area, they aren’t usually painful. There are usually two types of corns: hard corns and soft corns (in between ingrown toes).
  • A true ingrowing toenail, or onychocryptosis, is caused by the actual penetration of the flesh by a sliver of nail.This should not be confused with other painful nail conditions such as involuted nails, or the presence of small corns, callus or debris down the nail sulci (grooves either side of the nail plate) or under the nail plate itself.
  • Acupuncture is used for how to treat ingrown toenail – an ingrown toenail occurs when the toenail of one of the toes, usually the large ones, starts to grow into the skin at its side resulting in swelling, inflammation and in some cases, severe infection. Many specialists recommend acupuncture to those asking about how to treat ingrown toenails – acupuncture needles can numb the affected area making it easier for the doctor to remove the offending toenail.
  • Fungal infections can occur in the feet and nails. Fungal nail infection is the most common disease of the nails and constitutes about a half of all nail abnormalities. Other nail problems, include disfigured nails

 

Treatments

  • Your podiatrist will treat these foot problems conservatively
  • Your podiatrist may formulate a plan to prevent or manage reoccurrence
  • Your podiatrist will inform you when further treatment is necessary; including surgery and nail surgery
  • Do not hesitate to ask your podiatrist further related questions