Skin and Nail Problem

Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction and pressure from skin rubbing against bony areas or ill-fitting shoes. Corns and calluses can be found on the toes and soles of the feet. They are generally symptoms of underlying foot disorders. The friction and pressure can be relieved by padding or orthotics on the affected areas. Our podiatrist can remove the corns and calluses with sterialised instrument and assess the cause of the pressure lesions and advise you on proper footwear and inserts.

Athlete’s foot/ Tinea Pedis is a skin infection usually starting between the toes or on the bottom of the feet. It is caused by fungal infection that commonly attacks the feet, because the wearing of shoes and hosiery or poor foot hygiene can fosters fungus growth. The signs of athlete’s foot are dry scaly skin, itching, inflammation, and sometimes blisters can be found. We can help prevent infection by washing your feet daily with soap and warm water; drying carefully, especially between the toes; and changing shoes and hose regularly to decrease moisture. Our podiatrist can advise you on some topical antifungal agent or advise you on proper hosiery or footwear / insole for prevention of the fungal growth.

Blisters are caused by skin friction. Apply moleskin or an adhesive bandage over a blister, and leave it on until it falls off naturally in the bath or shower. Keep your feet dry and always wear socks as a cushion between your feet and shoes. If a blister breaks on its own, wash the area, apply an antiseptic, and cover with a sterile bandage. Sometimes blisters can be due to repetitive pressure from faulty footwear or underlying biomechanical problems.