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Posture Podiatry Foot And Nail Care

About Foot And Nail Care

“When your feet hurt, you hurt all over” – Socrates

How true it is that a small stone in your shoe can stop you in your tracks. So too can a small corn or painful callous prevent you from enjoying life’s simple pleasures.

Skin can be quite clever. It has the remarkable ability to protect itself where there are high areas of pressure by gradually increasing in thickness.

Let’s take for example one of your toes getting squashed inside your fancy shoes. The skin realises that it needs to protect itself, so it gets thicker.

The only problem is, as the skin gets thicker, so too does the pressure between the skin and your shoes! This sets off a perpetual cause and effect reaction where the skin gets so thick it begins to form a ‘plug’ which can be very painful.

Corns and Calluses on the toes and beneath the forefoot.

This is what happens when a foot corn develops. A corn in the foot is a dense area of dead skin formation. There are various different types of corns and calluses but, the important thing to know is, corns and calluses can be treated safely and effectively without surgery.

What Does a Corn Feel Like?

You may be familiar with the feeling of a stone embedded in your shoe rubbing on the very bony prominence that makes your foot very painful… and it just won’t go away! This is often the description given by clients suffering with corns.


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How Do I Know If I Have a Corn or Callous?

Both corns and calluses are the result of excessive dead skin build up. The main difference is a callus is a build-up of dead skin over a larger area whereas corn is a very localised, dense build up of dead skin.

Does it hurt to remove Corns or Calluses?

Not if removed by an experienced podiatrist.

If you think you may have a corn or callus, it’s important to have an experienced podiatrist diagnose the lesion correctly. Corns are frequently mistaken for warts and vice versa. While warts may look similar, both the cause and treatment of warts are very different.

The good news is that corns and calluses can be quickly and painlessly removed – much like having a haircut, the skin is dead and you won’t feel a thing!

Diabetic foot examination at Posture Podiatry Adelaide

Other problems such as thick toe nails, warts, dry skin, heel fissures and ingrown toenails are some other common issues which can be easily managed with the right treatment and advice.

Our podiatrists use ONLY sterilised instruments to safely and painlessly perform any foot and nail care so all precautions possible are implemented to ensure client safety.

The result? Immediately your feet feel wonderful, and you feel you can float all the way home.

Where Can I Get Medical Foot And Nail Care?..


BOOK ONLINE for treatment by experienced Adelaide Podiatrists

or

Call (08) 8362 5900 to schedule a time to suit you.


What to expect in your consult?

On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a smile and invited to enjoy a complimentary foot massage or a fresh cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. (Say yes when offered… we love spoiling our clients!)

You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.

Your time is valuable, so you can complete your client forms either in person or online before your appointment to make things run smoothly. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. We’re here to help!

We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.

FAQ’s

• Heel pain, arch pain and forefoot pain
• Plantar Fasciitis and Severs Pain
• Neuromas and nerve entrapment conditions
• Shin Splints and Shin pain
• Skin and Nail care (Yes, we can cut your toenails for you!)
• Removal of Corns and Calluses
• Ingrown Toenail removal
• Gait and posture problems
• Child and Adolescent injuries
• Overuse injuries
• Ankle Sprains

We do our best work finding the true cause of your foot pain, and treating problems that have been around for a while.

No, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist. You can call and book in right away!

Our podiatrists are popular, however in most cases we can help you see a podiatrist today. You can check availability by selecting a service below, and if nothing suits give us a call and we’ll make something work.

We allocate 45 minutes for all initial podiatry appointments to allow us the time to adequately assess, diagnose, develop a management plan and treat your condition or injury. Once we get to know each other, the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration. Once we get to know each other the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration.

Yes, podiatrists can refer you for X-Rays, Ultrasounds, and MRI imaging, (and we also know who the good radiologists are, so you won’t miss a thing!)

Yes, we provide on the spot claims with your health fund with our Hicaps machine, or directly to your phone with Hicaps Go at the time of your appointment.

Yes, we accept Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) gold card holders, and WorkCover clients. Just bring details from your GP about your claim.

Yes, we accept American Express cards.

No, however we are registered with Medicare who will contribute $52.95 towards your appointment fee if you have a GP referral under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. You just pay the difference, that’s all. Your doctor (GP) can refer you for up to 5 sessions in a year for chronic conditions such as Diabetes.

What can we help you with? Give us a call or chat with us here online and we’ll be happy to talk about the fees with you.

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