Skin and nail conditions are very common causes of foot problems that your podiatrist will be able to treat. Skin conditions can range from simple thickening of the skin such as callus or corn formation, or present as infections of the foot such as fungal infections (tinea) or bacterial and viral infections. Skin conditions may often occur due to poor mechanics of the feet causing increased stress in the skin, or due to increased humidity when footwear is worn for long periods of time, or if the protective barrier of the skin is broken which can then allow common bacteria or other microorganisms to enter the skin and form an infection. Your podiatrist at peninsula foot clinic will be able to assess your skin condition , formulate a diagnosis and provide a treatment plan for you.
Contact Peninsula Foot Clinic if you need more advice on these common conditions we treat.
- Foot ulcers or sores which may become infected
- Tinea or Athletes Foot
- Warts or verrucae
Nails provide a protective function for the ends of the toes, but can often be a cause of pain or site of infection if not cut correctly. Podiatrists treat many common nail problems which may occur due to trauma, poor nail cutting technique or infections. Contact Peninsula Foot Clinic if you need more advice on these common conditions we treat.
- Fungal toenails
- Thick toenails
- Split nails
- Excessively curved nails
- Ingrown toenails