Common Foot Problems

Psoriasis typically causes a scaly, red rash that can appear almost anywhere on a person’s body, including the feet. Psoriasis on the feet can be painful and challenging to treat. Psoriasis can't be passed from person to person. 

If you experience contact dermatitis on your feet, symptoms may include redness, itchiness, a patchy or scaly rash, dry and cracked skin, bumps and blisters, swelling, burning, and/or tenderness. In some cases, Contact dermatitis may be a reaction to chemicals and materials commonly used in footwear. 

Nail care is essential throughout our lives, and with time, it may be more difficult to cut your own nails. Arthritis, diabetes, and pregnancy are just some of the reasons to see a chiropodist for nail care.

Why see an Advanced Foot Care Nurse or Chiropodist for Nail Care? We work with very high standards of infection control, similar to those of hospitals. All treatments will be performed with steam-sterilized instruments to ensure that there are no contaminants. Our practitioners are equipped with the skills and sterile tools, to help provide the care that’s right for you.

Corns and calluses are thick layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure forces. They most often develop on the bottom of the feet and toes. Corns and calluses can be unsightly, and may be very painful. They may create pressure sores on the bottom of your feet that can turn into ulcers. In some instances, soft corns may develop between the toes, and can cause extreme discomfort. Our Foot Specialists may pare down the lesion and remove the corn using a scalpel. Do not attempt this yourself as it can lead to infection.