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General Nail Care (GNC)

Do you have thicken/dystrophic/ long toenails that you are struggling with or simply can’t reach your feet / after a "medical pedicure"?

 

Not to worry! No matter what the cause whether it be diabetes, a decrease in flexibility, eye sight problems, or a loss in strength, if you’re finding it difficult to attend to your own nail and foot care, our podiatrist can help and you never have to hide your toes /feet again. We can provide a complete level of care for your whole foot by getting your feet looking neat and tidy, all at the comfort of your own home!

Why do we develop thickened nails?

  • Repeated trauma

    • Ill fitted footwear

    • Injury

  • Systematic conditions

    • Psoriasis (with ridges in nails)​

    • Circulatory conditions

      • Reduced blood circulation​

    • Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

      • Poor circulation

      • Trauma – which often goes unnoticed due to neuropathy

      • General susceptibility to fungal infections – resulting from high levels of glucose in the blood

  • Fungal Nails (with discolouration)

  • Weakened immune system

  • Smoking

  • Ageing 

 

It's more than just cutting nails.

Once the assessment is complete, we will undertake treatment of your feet that will be suitable to your needs. We will then provide you with information on regular maintenance and how to keep your feet healthy between visits.  We can schedule regular appointments to take care of this important service so you know you are doing the best on your feet.

What do we assess for?

Nail discoloration, nail infections, injury to the nail bed, lifted nail plate, psoriasis, fungal infection, thickened nails, nail neglect, injury to the nails, poor circulation, arthritis in the toes, ill-fitting shoes, ridged nails, trauma to the nail matrix, splitting nails, continuous mild trauma such as habitual finger-tapping or using the nails as tools (to pick between the teeth, for example), deformed or brittle nails.

Traumatic toe-stubbing (dropping/bumping) a heavy object onto toes, bacterial/fungal infection of the nail, overzealous attention to the cuticles, severe nail-biting (yes people to bite their toenails), eczema, inflammation of skinfold (skin alongside the nail), diabetic nail management.

General nail care in an important part of our home visit Podiatrist’s job. If you need a friendly podiatrist to visit you at your home/ aged care facility, contact us today!

The mobile foot dr general foot care

General nail and skin care can be effective and safely performed by our podiatrist. This includes cutting nails, especially those that have become thickened or infected and removing any painful callous or corns.

 

Podiatrists are professionally trained to help keep your feet in optimal health by preventing painful lesions.

We can diagnose, treat and manage many conditions, including:

  • Nail disorders

  • Fungal infections

  • Corns

  • Callous

  • Cracked heels

  • Tinea

  • Foot odour

  • Blisters

  • Wart

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