What Is Nail And Skin Care?
In podiatry, nail and skin care aims to improve the way your feet feel and carry you day-to-day. Whether your pain stems from your toenails or the skin of your feet, there is a wide range of clinically-proven treatments available to target your concern and get you back on your feet.
The care and treatment will look different from patient to patient, depending on the specific issue or issues you may be experiencing. Nail and skin care treatments range from corns and calluses to warts and wounds, and all that’s in between.
What Is Nail And Skin Care For?
You deserve to have every step you take feel carefree and light as air. Nail and skin problems that affect your feet can make it difficult to move around freely and without pain. As a result, you may feel an impact on your overall quality of life.
Nail and skin care treatments are for anybody who feels that an issue with their feet or toenails impacts their daily life. When discomfort and pain are regular occurrences for you, there may be a nail or skin treatment to help. You may have a condition such as arthritis or diabetes, or you may be dealing with a plantar wart that you’d like removed. In any case, we conduct a thorough assessment to determine the best possible course of treatment.
Fungal Nail Infections
Fungal nail infections are caused by a fungus infiltrating the nail. Early signs of infection may include white spots or streaks on the nail. As the damage progresses, the nail may thicken, become brittle or crumbly, and become yellow or brown. By helping eliminate the infection, your nails can grow out healthy and clear.
Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that infects the skin. It can cause itchiness, redness and small ‘bubbles’ in the skin. As fungus prefers warm, moist environments like inside your closed-in shoes and socks, it can be difficult to treat successfully. We not only provide effective products to help you treat the infection but also advice to help you manage the symptoms and help prevent re-infection in the future.
Corns are small, hard areas of dead skin that are often caused by friction (rubbing) or pressure. They can quickly become painful and uncomfortable when they develop on the bottom of the feet. We can remove corns in one appointment, often providing great relief to patients from the moment they put their feet down.
Calluses are thick patches of hard, dead skin that develop in response to friction or pressure as a way to protect the underlying skin. This is why callus often develops on the bottom of the heels and around the toes. While callus is not traditionally painful, over time, it can build up to a significant thickness which may cause some pain or discomfort, or even crack. We can reduce callus in one appointment to help relieve pain and discomfort.
Many conditions can cause our toenails to thicken, including fungal nail infections, an injury to the nails, increasing age, and tight shoes that regularly squeeze our toes. We use podiatric tools to help reduce the thickness of your nails, as well as help identify and treat the cause of your nail thickening where possible.
Ingrown toenails develop when part of the nail edge pierces the surrounding skin. They can be extremely painful and affect people of all ages, including small children. We have many solutions to remove the offending nail edge, from minor surgical procedures to simple one-off treatments.
What To Expect During Your Nail And Skin Care Appointment
Your nail and skin care appointment will be tailored specifically to you. Your podiatrist will discuss your specific concern or concerns with you and work with you to create a treatment plan that you’re comfortable with.
Your treatment will depend upon your individual needs and concerns. For example, if you have an infection such as athlete’s foot, your treatment will likely differ from those with diabetes or arthritis. For ingrown toenails, we can offer a surgical option called partial nail avulsion with matrix phenolisation to permanently alleviate the problem.
Meet Our Podiatry Team
Our team of podiatrists are qualified and board-registered and always keep your best interests at heart. We employ strict hygiene and sterilisation protocols at every appointment so you can feel as confident and relaxed as you deserve. Regardless of your particular concern, our qualified podiatrists have a thorough understanding and wealth of experience in all areas of nail and skin care.
Frequently Asked Questions About Nail And Skin Care
What conditions can be treated with nail and skin care?
Nail and skin care aims to treat conditions such as:
- Athlete’s foot
- Fungal nails
- Cracked heels
- Verruca and plantar warts
- Ingrown toenails
- Wound care
- Ulcer care
- Thick, long toenails
- Crumbly, flaky toenails
What treatments are available for nail and skin care?
Many treatments are available for nail and skin problems. The treatment for you will largely depend on your particular concern. For example, if you are dealing with ingrown toenails we offer a surgical option called partial nail avulsion with matrix phenolisation to permanently alleviate the problem. For plantar warts, your treatment may include topical medicaments. For corns and calluses, we may use instruments to scrape calluses off and remove corns.
Why Choose Midland Podiatry For Nail And Skin Care?
Podiatry For Families
Our podiatrists offer treatment for various skin and nail conditions for adults and children. No matter which skin or nail condition you or your child is experiencing, we’re here to help.
Our team is proud to deliver genuine and compassionate care for our patients in the Midland area. With over 30 years of experience, our podiatry team is well-positioned to support you.
Whatever problem you have concerning your nails and the skin of your feet, we have just the treatment in mind. We customise all treatments to suit your individual needs, lifestyle, and concerns.
Book Your Nail And Skin Care Appointment Today
At Midland Podiatry, we’ve been providing comprehensive nail and skin care services for 30 years. We understand all too well how issues in these areas can impact lives and impair your ability to complete day-to-day tasks with ease. Whether you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in your toenails or the skin of your feet, we use clinically-proven treatments in our hygienic, clean, and welcoming environment to help your feet feel their best.
When you book your nail and skin care appointment with Midland Podiatry, you’re putting your feet first and helping to improve your life.