Many of us have difficulty managing our toenail care. This can be for many reasons including damaged or irregular nails, an ingrown toenail or difficulty seeing and/or reaching your feet. Even for those of us who can access our feet, toenail clipping may be very difficult without the right tools.
We provide routine “medical pedicures”. We can thin down thick toenails using a pain-free dremel tool to facilitate easier day-to-day management. We also have experience treating ingrown-prone toenails. Often these troublesome nails can be managed through conservative routine care. This would involve routine trimming of the ingrown toenail and providing preventative care to keep the toenails healthy.
We can also help those who are unable to see and/or reach their feet for any reason. Chiropodists have the right tools to facilitate safe effective care that would be otherwise difficult to accomplish at home. We use sterile instruments to perform all care to ensure your safety is the utmost priority.
Corns and calluses are abnormal growths of skin. While some people may believe that calluses are formed to protect the foot, this is not always true. Calluses on the foot should not be excessive or painful.
A corn is an area of skin with a focal point. It is often on the surfaces of the feet that receive the most pressure. These areas are most often painful. They can present as a hard or soft mass under a weight bearing surface or between the toes. Corns are not a normal pattern of skin growth and can be treated.
Calluses on the other hand are larger areas than corns. They are an excess area of skin that has built up over high pressure areas such as on the sole of the heel. Excess callus buildup is not always “protective” and if left untreated can lead to skin breakdown and infection.
Qualified Chiropodists are trained and highly skilled in the careful reduction of corns and calluses. There is often immediate relief following removal. This is commonly a painless procedure. No local anesthetic of any kind is required and it can be performed as early as the 1st appointment.