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Foot Health

There are many conditions that affect our feet, including; corns and calluses, verrucas, blisters, cracked heels, and nail fungus.

Corns, Calluses and Verrucae

When we walk or stand, our body weight is carried first on the heel and then on the ball of the foot, where the skin is thicker. The skin is thicker to withstand the pressure. The skin can grow thicker as a response to this pressure and friction. Consequently, corns and calluses can form as a protective response. Corns and calluses can appear anywhere on the foot where the skin rubs against a bone, a shoe, or the ground.

Verrucae are simply a wart that is usually found on the toes and soles of your feet. It is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). This virus is contagious, and can only be caught by direct contact. The HPV flourishes in warm, moist environments such as swimming pools, changing room floors and bathrooms.

To find out about our treatments, including verruca needling, click here.

Callous
Verruca

"We took our son Oliver to the clinic as he has flat feet and was constantly tripping over his feet. Margaret asked all the right questions, she has a patient and caring nature Oliver did not even realise he was being assessed. I’m relieved by the reassurance given, exercises and change of footwear has fixed everything. We are grateful thank you Margaret. "

Kylie O’Connor

 

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