Treatment & Management

Callus Management:

Callus occurs when there is repeated friction to an area and it is there to protect the area. The best way to remove callus is by filing the area with a foot file.  If the callus is particularly thick, there are callus softening creams available from the local pharmacy but it may need to be pared by your foot practitioner.

Corn Management:

Corns usually occur, like callus when there is repeated friction. This can be caused by wearing shoes that are too tight. Corn pads can be purchased at the pharmacy or the foot practitioner can remove the corns using a specialist blade. Changing footwear and purchasing protective pads will help.

Verruca Treatment:

Verruca will usually disappear over time without treatment. They are caused by the human papillomavirus. Treatment includes covering with duct tape, salicylic acid or freezing treatment. The foot practitioner can pare the verruca in preparation for treatment. Wear flip-flops at swimming pools and do not share shoes or towels is good advice for avoiding the spread of verrucae.

Fungal Nail Treatment:

Fungal nails can be caused by numerous reasons. Treatments include a nail preparation which can be bought at the pharmacy.  Again, your foot practitioner can prepare the infected nail for treatment. The treatments may take months depending on how much the nail is infected.
It is also a good idea to treat shoes and wash socks at 50% or more to kills remaining spores.

Long/Ingrown toenails:

Nails should be kept at a manageable length and cut properly, with no sharp edges and not rounded too much. Ingrown toenails can be removed by your foot practitioner and various treatments should be discussed to manage these.

Other services include:

  • Athletes Foot Treatment
  • Cracked Heel treatment
  • Bunion Management
  • Diabetic Foot Assessment

If you discover any problems with your feet, contact McLaughlin Footcare, podiatry department or GP for advice.

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