- Do you have a sore toe, corns, hard skin or a verrucas?
- Do you want your feet looking great for summer?
The Foot and Leg Clinic have an introductory deal for their new Podiatry clinics located in the Western Tennis Rooms on Hyndland Road and in The Medical Rooms on St Vincent Street.
All of our routine podiatry treatments are £10 for a limited time only!
Feet are one of the hardest working parts of the body and in a lifetime you will walk in excess of 150,000 miles which is about five times around the world!
Common complaints that our patients have are:
Cracked heels: Cracked heels occur when the skin around the heel has become dry. They can be extremely painful especially when they crack. To prevent them moisturise regularly and filing with an emery board. If you are embarrassed about your cracked heels book an appointment today and your podiatrist will leave them soft and smooth.
Verrucae: A verruca is a type of wart that is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. Usually they are found on the sole of the foot however can present around the nails too. They are passed from person to person through direct contact. Environments that are warm, moist and damp like swimming pools and gym changing areas provide the perfect breeding ground where the virus can thrive. If an infected foot leaves any skin cells on the floor then it is very possible to walk across the floor and pick up the virus especially if your skin is cut or scratched.
Corns and calluses: Corns and calluses occur as a result of pressure on the foot. Corns appear over bony prominences such as a joints on the ball of the foot. Don’t use corn plasters or paints which can burn the healthy tissue around the corns.
Fungal infections: Fungal infections such as athletes foot can lead to intense itching, cracked, blistered or peeling areas of the skin. If left untreated it can spread to the toenails causing thickening and discolouration of the nail. Fungal infections are highly contagious so avoid handling and do not use the same towel for your feet as the rest of your body. Make sure to dry in-between your toes as the perfect breeding ground for fungal infections is warm, moist areas.
Ingrown toenails: Ingrown toenails are pieces of nail that pierce the flesh of the toe and can be extremely painful and lead to further infection. They most commonly affect the big toenail but can affect other toes too. If you have an ingrowing toenail, see a podiatrist who can remove the painful spike of nail and cover with an antiseptic dressing.
Visit the new City Centre Podiatry branch of our clinic; The Medical Rooms, 211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5QY
Or if you live in the West End of Glasgow our Clinic is; Western Tennis Club, 30 Hyndland Rd, Glasgow G12 9UP
If you have a problem with your feet call 0141 433 7402 today to book an appointment today.Book Online