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Common Foot Problems

Corns and Callus (Hard Skin)

This is where the skin has become thickened due to excessive pressure or friction. It is most often due to poorly fitting footwear/hosiery. If these problems are present they can be eased by gently rubbing with a pumice stone or file, and moisturising the feet regularly. Never use corn plasters or liquids. Check the fit of your shoe and hosiery. If callus or corns become painful, or inflamed contact Nurse Mobile Foot Clinic for treatment.

Fungal Infections of Skin and Nails

Fungal infections of the skin usually present as itchy, red and flaky areas commonly between the toes. Presentation in the nails can be variable but commonly causes thickening and discolouration of the nail plate. The treatment of fungal infections of the skin, the feet must be kept clean by washing at least once a day and drying well. Anti fungal creams and sprays can be purchased from Pharmacy’s. Use as per manufacturers instructions. Treatment of fungal infections of the nail – creams will not penetrate the nail plate so tablets have to be taken for at least a three month period or lacquers can by used but this is a long process that does not have any guarantees.

Verrucae (Warts)

These are very uncommon in the older foot. Verrucae occur by a virus entering the skin. For this to occur the skin needs to be in a susceptible state. It is best not to self-treat either let nature take its course and allow the bodies own defences to fight the virus or contact Nurse Mobile Foot Clinic for treatment.

Bunions and Clawed Toes

Bunions are a hereditary condition that can be exacerbated by footwear. Toes claw due to weakening of the foot muscles. Ill fitting footwear can increase problems related to bunions and clawed toes.

Cuts and Grazes

These must be washed with warm, salty water, dried with a clean tissue and covered with a plaster. Plasters must be removed after a maximum of three days.

Fissures (Skin Cracks)

These can appear especially around the heels when the skin is very dry. To ease the discomfort; gently use a file or pumice to remove any roughness, moisturise the skin twice a day and try to prevent pressure on heels when sitting down, or lying in bed.

Chilblains

These are best avoided by keeping the legs and feet warm by wearing extra layers of clothing. It is better to wear two layers of thinner socks/stockings, than one thick pair. Avoid tight shoes/stockings and warming feet too quickly e g. by toasting in front of the fire, by using hot water bottles directly on the feet or by very hot baths. 

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