Common Nail & Foot Problems

Ingrown Toe Nails

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An Ingrown toe nail appears when the sides of the nail grow into the surrounding skin. 


Symptoms include: pain when pressure is placed on the toe, inflamation of the skin around the toe, a build up of fluid in the area of the toe, bleeding, white or yellow pus with an odour.

Fungal Nail Infection

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Fungal Nail Infection also known as Onychomycosis, develops slowly and causes the nail to become discoloured.


Symptoms include: discolouration of the nail, brittle or crumbling of the nail, thickening and distortion of the nail and pain and discomfort when pressure is placed on the nail.

Thickened Nails

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Thickened nails are often caused by a nail infection, they become thick, mis-shapen and difficult to cut.


Symptoms include: discolouration of the nail and crumbling of the nail.

Corn

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Corns are small cirlces of thick skin that appear on the tops sides or sole of the foot.


Symptoms include: excessive pressure on the foot, rubbing of the shoes causing friction and a sharp pain like a piece of glass.

Callus

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Calluses are hard rough skin often yellowish in colour, they can develop on the feet hands and knuckles.


Symptoms include: discolouration of the area caused from rubbing of the shoes, dry skin.

Athletes Foot

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Athletes foot is a rash caused by fungus which usually appears between the toes, it can also appear on the soles of the feet.


Symptoms include: Itchy, scaly red dry skin, sore and flaky skin, white soggy and cracked skin.