Corns & Callouses

Hard thickened areas of skin, called callouses, form in areas of the foot which are under increased pressure or friction.When the pressure is concentrated in a small area it may form a corn, which is very hard and may become inflamed , swollen and very painful.  Both of these conditions are symptoms of underlying problems…

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Cracked Heels & Heel Fissures

Dry, cracked or fissures heels are the result of the skin becoming too dry and often thickened with callous, which reduces its elasticity causing it to split under pressure. It can become quite unsightly as well as painful and occasionally even bleed.  The most common causes of cracked heels are walking barefoot or in open…

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Fungal Infections

Fungal infections of the foot (tinea pedis) or Athlete’s foot causes itching, flaking and scaling of the skin, which may occasionally become swollen and painful. It is commonly transmitted in moist communal areas such as public showers or swimming pools.  Fungal infections may also infect the nails, and the incidence of this increases as you…

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Peripheral Vascular Disease

Poor circulation to the feet is known as peripheral vascular disease, which may be the result of blocked or thickened arteries or a more systemic problem such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. The skin and fat pad of the foot become thin and less elastic and more prone to injury and infection. At Wanneroo Podiatry…

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Skin Conditions/Infections

Skin conditions which may affect the foot include fungal infections, dermatitis/eczema, psoriasis, maceration between the toes, bacterial infections, ulcerations, corns, callouses, hyperkeratosis, warts, blisters, abrasions and cracking of the skin.  At Wanneroo Podiatry Surgery we specialize in treating the lesion and  the cause of the problem.  We treat all conditions holistically to arrive at a…

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Toe Troubles & Toe Pain

During the course of our lives we may experience various toe problems, particularly as we get older or during sporting activities. Problems may include ingrown nails, claw or hammer toes, arthritis in toes, or Diabetes related toe troubles. If you would like one of your team to help with your toe troubles please call direct…

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Toenails – ingrowing, thickened, deformed

During the course of our lives we may experience various problems, particularly as we get older or during sporting activities. Problems may include ingrown nails, which are extremely painful and often infected lesions, often the result of incorrect cutting, ill-fitting shoes or inherited nail shape irregularities. Thickening of the nails may be caused by trauma…

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Verrucae (Warts)

Plantar warts or verruca pedis, are caused by the human papilloma virus and occur on the soles of the feet or on the toes., but treatment is generally recommended to lessen symptoms (which may include pain), decrease duration, and reduce transmission.They are small, hard, irregular lesions, often with tiny black dots in the centre which…

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