Fungal infection causes thickened and unsightly nails which sometimes become painful. We can identify fungal infections in the nail and provide a treatment plan to deal with even the most stubborn infections.
Athlete's foot is a skin infection caused by a fungus. In warm and moist conditions they tend to multiply. We can diagnose this condition and provide a treatment plan to eliminate it and prevent reoccurrences.
Verrucae / Warts
Verruca or plantar warts are caused by a virus in the outer layer of the skin which causes a localised thickening of the affected skin. Plantar warts are caught by contact with infected skin scales – for example from the floors of public locker rooms, shower cubicles and the areas around swimming pools. We offer various treatments including cryotherapy (freezing) and salicylic acid preparations. These options would be discussed during assessment.
Corns and calluses
Calluses and hard rough area of skin that develop on the feet, often around the heels, under the balls of the feet or around the toe joints.
Corns generally develop over or around joints, though may develop anywhere. Often surrounded by callus, corns are usually hard and give the feeling of walking on a small stone. In most cases, discomfort from calluses and corns can be given with painless debridement.
Painlessly treated, we can reduce any excess hard skin and cracks, eliminating painful symptoms and vastly improving the skin’s appearance.
In cases of recurring or serious ingrowing toenails, the whole or a part of the nail is permanently removed under local anaesthetic. This is normally a last resort and in most cases we can usually remove the ingrowing toenail without resorting to surgery.