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 calluses prevent you from enjoying life’s simple pleasures.

Skin is 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.

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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 Callus?

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.

Is Removal of Corns and Calluses Painful?

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!

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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


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 or coffee. (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.


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