Routine Chiropody

Routine Chiropody

Corns and callous treatment

Corns and callous on the feet can become painful if they are left untreated. A callous is an area of thickened hard skin which is caused by excessive pressure or friction.   A corn is a focal point of high pressure. Corns are often cone shaped and hard, but those in between the toes can be kept soft by moisture.

At Sandy & Bielby LTD we will be able to advise you of the cause and advise an individual treatment plan to prevent re-occurrence.

Athlete’s foot

Tinea Pedis, or Athlete’s foot as it is commonly known is a fungal infection of the foot which can lead to a combination of itchy, blistered, cracked and peeling areas of skin, which can result in redness and scaling. It is commonly found between the 4th and 5th toes but can present on any aspect of the foot.

Once you have the fungus infection, the warm, dark and sweaty environment of the foot in enclosed shoes can provide the ideal breading ground fungus. If left untreated, the fungus can spread to the toe nails, causing thickening and yellowing of the nail plate. This may require topical and of oral treatment .

At Sandy & Bielby LTD we can advise you on treatment options available. An initial consultation will help us decide whether over the counter preparations will help, or whether you will require oral medication from your GP.   We can request this from your GP on your behalf.