CALLOUS :- The skin on the soles of our feet has special properties and is thicker to withstand the great forces that are transmitted throught it. Some people have a natural tendency to form callous because of their skin type. Elderly people have less fatty tissue between their skin and bone and this can lead to callous forming, especially on the ball of the foot.
If your prime reason to make an appointment at Toe Zone is because you have hard skin on your feet, you will be pleased to know that the callous will be removed by Katherine using a scalpel technique. This will give immediate relief and you will instantly feel as though you have new feet.
The elderly can benefit from padding to the ball of the foot to compensate for any loss of natural padding.
CORNS :- Corns can be very painful, especially if there is inflammation and swelling around the corn. They can occur over any bony prominence, on the ball of the foot or on the heel.
Katherine will be able to remove the corn and provide a dressing, if necessary. The aim is to find the cause of the corn and give you advice on how to prevent it reoccuring.
CRACKED HEELS :- If you suffer from cracked heels you will know how uncomfortable and unsightly they can be. You should avoid going barefoot or wearing open-backed shoes or sandals, or shoes with a thin sole.
Heel fissures occur when the skin on the bottom, outer edge of the heel becomes hard, dry and flaky, sometimes causing deep fissures that can be painful and even bleed.
To treat heel fissures Katherine will remove the edges of the crack to reduce the depth of the fissure. The new skin revealed will be thoroughly moisturised. You will be given advice on how to treat the areas yourself with a specific moisturiser and advice on footwear.
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