General podiatry covers a vast scope of assessments and treatment/management of various conditions of the feet. Regular check-ups and maintenance of the feet goes a long way to keeping them healthy to prevent issues from developing and improve their appearance. This is often why general care is often considered the core of podiatry as it is the long-term solution to many recurrent conditions.
At FootWise, we provide management options for:
> Corns (hard and soft) and callus reduction
> Ingrown toenails
> Fungal infection of the skin (Tinea) and nails
> Clawed and hammer toes
> Dry and cracked heels
We also offer assessments for:
> Lower limb circulation assessment
> Neurological testing for nerve sensations
> Diabetic screening
> Balance assessment
> Surgical advice
We also offer general care services to retirement
Ingrown toenail describes the deeply curved nail at
the sides of the toe, which creates a groove and often penetrates the skin on the side of the toe. If the ingrowing becomes long enough or traumatised from activity, an inflammation may occur which could lead to possible infection. Ingrown toenails are reoccurring and often cause chronic pain to the patient. Sometimes frequent nail care by trimming back of the side edge can prevent inflammation from happening. When routine nail care cannot sufficiently prevent the cause of the inflammation, whether it is from sports activities or work factors, the patient would be better managed by a removal of the offending section of the nail. Ingrown toenail surgery is one of the most common procedures that podiatrists do to correct an ingrown nail problem. The surgical procedure will prevent the side from growing back permanently by eradicating the growth cells residing at the side edge to ensure
the nail grows straight on, not sideways.
Nails grow faster during hotter weather, pregnancy and teenage years.