Foot Conditions & Treatment Information

Would you like to learn more about the cause, the symptoms and treatment procedures for your foot condition? Select one of the following options for more information…

 

Good foot health is important at every age, but even more important as we get older. The longer our feet stay healthy, the longer we can maintain an active lifestyle. Complaints about sore feet are more common in people as they grow older; these are sometimes due to physical changes in the body that aging can cause…

 

 

Cracked heels are a common foot problem that are often referred to as heel fissures. Cracked heels are commonly caused by dry skin (xerosis), and are made more complicated if the skin around the rim of the heel is thick (callus)… Click image to read more.

 


Difficulty Cutting Toenails?

Some people are unable to bend or see as clearly as well as they used to, making it difficult to safely care for their feet. Regular visits to their foot care nurse (every 6-8 weeks) helps many seniors keep their feet in shape and to stay ahead of any conditions that may cause them to lose their mobility and their independence. We are the toenail trimming barrie experts, contact us today if you’d like assistance.

 

Thickened toenails can cause extra pressure on the toes while wearing shoes, causing pain and increased risk of infection. Thick toenails are difficult to care for with regular nail trimmers and nail scissors… Click image to read more.

 

 


Corns & Calluses

A corn or callus is an area of hard, thickened skin on the foot that is caused by pressure or friction. They are actually a normal and natural way for the body to protect itself. For example, callus develops on the hand when chopping a lot of wood… Click image to read more.

 


Ingrown Toenails

When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This ‘digging in’ of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe… Click image to read more.

 

 


Foot & Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a fairly common condition that disfigures and can destroy the toenail. The big toe and the little toe are the nails that are most likely to be affected… Click image to read more.