Conditions Associated with Poor Foot Health:
- In-growing Nail
Patients are often experiencing pain in the feet due to not being able to reach to cut nails, pain from poorly cut nails causing other complaints such as; an ingrowing nail is very common.
- Nail Health Conditions
Nails can thicken from age and/or trauma to the nail causing discomfort and pain to the feet. Thickened nails may be due to an underlying problem such as nail psoriasis.
- Fungal Infections
Fungal infections can affect both the nails and feet. Nails can thicken with a cream to light brown discolouration and can start to crumble. The skin on the feet can become very red and itchy.
- Diabetic Neuropathy
Diabetes causes nerve damage which results in pain, sensations or loss of sensation in the foot. Addressing the condition involves foot care and monitoring of patients with high-risk feet.
- Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are hard or thick areas of skin that can be painful and cause discomfort, they are caused by pressure or friction, often from footwear or pressure from other foot conditions. It is treated by cutting away the corn or calluses. Padding is provided to take the pressure off the painful area of your foot.
Mobility is perhaps the most significant element of life that changes as the years’ progress. Restrictions in mobility can be due to any one of many reasons, but problems with the feet are very often the cause.