Corns and Callous
Painful, thickened areas of skin can develop in your feet, especially over areas of pressure and friction. These areas are called callous, and often develop over bony prominences or areas of abnormal pressure. Corns can also develop, often on the outside of the little toes or between toes themselves. Corns are more common in women, due to the wearing of ill-fitting footwear, but can also be caused by structural abnormalities of the feet. At Macintosh Lower Limb Clinic, we hygienically remove the skin, recommend ways to avoid recurrence, and provide ongoing care and management.
Toenail problems can affect people of all ages, but tend to be more common with advancing age. Causes of nail problems include trauma, ill-fitting shoes, poor circulation and infection. Problems with toenails can be successfully treated by a podiatrist, with sterilised equipment under the Australian Podiatry Council’s Infection Control standards. So if your nails are troubling you, make a booking at Macintosh Lower Limb Clinic today!