General foot care or general podiatry is the routine treatment and management of your toenails and other skin conditions. At Your Podiatry Canberra we are more than happy to provide you with these services which may include:
- Cutting and thinning down thickened, hard toenails
- Trimming toenails that are prone to ingrowing
- Management of fungal toenails
- Treating infected, ingrown toenails
- Removal of corns and calluses
- Treatment of cracked heels
- Issuing of toe devices to prevent corns between or around the toes
- Treatment and prevention of blisters
- Treatment for ongoing tinea or smelly feet
- Wart treatment
- Wound management
General footcare may sound simple but it can resolve footcare frustration for many. Difficult to cut toenails, poor eyesight and an ability to reach the feet with ease and without pain are major obstacles for people to safely attend to their toenails and skin conditions. Your Podiatry Canberra understands these difficulties and that podiatry management is important to avoid serious complications especially in the elderly and those with chronic health conditions such as diabetes.
During the consultation your podiatrist will recommend an ideal time frame for you to return for general treatment. This varies dramatically between clients and conditions, for example, a client that experiences cracked heels in summer may only need to be seen during the warmer months whereas an 80 year old that has difficultly attending to her toenails may need to be seen every 6 weeks. It is important to maintain the recommended review period to avoid unnecessary discomfort and complications.
Your Podiatry Canberra will treat any toenail or skin condition of the feet from a small corn that niggles every now and again to long, thickened toenails to get your feet to feel and look great. All instruments used during treatment have been sterilised in an autoclave.