Feet First's dedicated and experienced team of foot health practitioners are able to provide treatments and advice for a wide variety of foot problems including corns and calluses, verrucas, fungal nail infections, and more.
Ingrown toenails develop when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding tissue. This can occur on any toe, either on one or both sides.
The nail curls and penetrates the skin causing pain, swelling, and infection.
Corns and callus
Corns and calluses are annoying and potentially painful thickening of the skin in areas of excessive pressure. The medical term for this thickening is hyperkeratosis. A callus is a more diffuse, flattened area of thick skin, while a corn is a thick localised area with a conical or circular shape.
Corns can become very painful but relief is almost instant after treatment.
Verrucas (also known as plantar warts) are warts that develop on the soles (or bottom) of the feet. Pressure from walking can impact the wart into the skin, and this can make them very painful. Sometimes they can grow in clusters known as mosaic warts.
These are normally harmless and may go away without treatment but in many cases they are too painful to ignore.
Fungal nail infections
Fungal nail infections can cause a thickening and curvature of the nail. These can be shaped and thinned down. Treatment may not be necessary in mild cases, however if left untreated it may spread to other nails.
Our foot health practitioners can provide advice and treatments if necessary.
People with diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, or circulatory disorders should be alert to even minor foot problems. Unfortunately these disorders make you more susceptible to infection and may lead to gangrene and amputation in severe cases.
Daily foot care and regular check-ups every 4-12 weeks are essential. Our practitioners receive specialist diabetes training to ensure you always get the best possible care.
Learn more about diabetic foot care.