At Parkview Chiropody Centre, our aim is to provide every patient with the best possible service and treatment. To meet the needs of our clients and to exceed expectations we provide a wide variety of quality services including the following:
A corn is a small concentrated area of hard skin, roughly round in shape, which press into the skin. They do not have roots but may have a kind of ‘epicentre’. They are often found over high-pressure areas of the foot. They can even be found at the edges of or under the toenails!
Fungal nail infection is the most common disease of the nails. Infections can range from mild to severe and can affect one or several nails on both feet and hands. Fungal nail infections are commonly found in people aged over 55, and regular users of communal showers, such as athletes or swimmers.
A 'bunion' or hallux valgus refers to the condition in which the big toe is angled excessively towards the second toe, rather than pointing forwards in a straight line. Over time, this excessive angle gives the appearance of a 'bump' on the inside of the big toe joint. This bump is called a bunion.
As the name suggests, cracked heels are heels that have developed cracks or 'splits'; these are also referred to as fissures. Heel cracks are linear and appear on the border of the heel, as time goes on these cracks become deep, painful and can bleed.
Dry skin is very common, particularly on the bottom of the foot. A skin that is dry lacks enough moisture and is no longer as supple. The skin is prone to cracks and may peel, making it more open to infection, fungal, viral and bacterial.
Incorrect Foot Postures
The foot is the foundation of the body. Therefore, the way that our feet function can affect the whole body. If you have low back pain, knee, ankle or foot pain it is possible that it is caused by poor function of your feet.
An ingrown toenail (or onychocryptosis) is where the side of the toenail cuts into the skin next to the nail. This can become painful as the skin may become inflamed and infected. It is often the big toe that is affected, though it can occur in the other toes.
Thick toenails are nails that have thickened. Thickened toenails can cause problems with footwear fitting correctly, are difficult to cut and are often viewed as unsightly. If a toenail is very thick and is left untreated, the pressure placed on the nail bed can lead to an ulcer forming under the nail plate.