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Hard Skin/Callus

Calluses are hard, rough areas of skin that are often yellowish in colour. Calluses are larger than corns and don't have such a well-defined edge. As callused skin is thick, it's often less sensitive to touch than the surrounding skin. Calluses develop when the skin rubs against something, such as a bone, a shoe or the ground. They often form over the ball of your foot because this area takes most of your weight when you walk.

Treatments

Corn

Corns are small circles of thick skin that usually develop on the tops and sides of toes or on the sole of the foot. However, they can occur anywhere. Corns are often caused by:     wearing shoes that fit poorly – shoes that are too loose can allow your foot to slide and rub     certain shoe designs that place excessive pressure on an area of the foot – for example,           high-heeled shoes can squeeze the toes Corns often occur on bony feet as there's a lack of natural cushioning. They can also develop as a symptom of another foot problem, such as:     a bunion – where the joint of the big toe sticks outwards as the big toe begins to point     towards the other toes on the same foot     hammer toe – where the toe is bent at the middle joint

Verrucas

Verrucas are small lumps on the skin that most people have at some point in their life. They usually go away on their own but may take months or even years.

Fungal nail and foot infection

A fungal nail infection occurs from the overgrowth of fungi in, under, or on the nail. Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, so this type of environment can cause them to naturally overpopulate. Fungi that are already present in or on your body can cause nail infections. If you have come in contact with someone else who has a fungal infection, it may have spread to you.

Sore Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are caused by cracking or splitting of the skin. This splitting may be due to dryness or thickening of the skin (callus) that cracks and breaks under pressure. When the skin around the heels becomes thickened or dry, it loses it's suppleness and elasticity, and can split under simple pressures such as that from walking. This can lead to unsightly, painful and even bleeding, cracked heels. This can further be made worse in people who have a large fatty pad on the sole of their feet, which under pressure requires more elasticity in the skin to expand without cracking. Other causes of increased pressure includes prolonged standing, pregnancy or excess weight.

Ingrowing Nails

An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The nail curls and pierces the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender. The big toe is often affected, either on one or both sides. Other possible symptoms include:     pain if pressure is placed on the toe     inflammation of the skin at the end of the toe     a build-up of fluid in the area surrounding the toe     an overgrowth of skin around the affected toe     bleeding     white or yellow pus coming from the affected area
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Hard Skin/Callus

Calluses are hard, rough areas of skin that are often yellowish in colour. Calluses are larger than corns and don't have such a well-defined edge. As callused skin is thick, it's often less sensitive to touch than the surrounding skin. Calluses develop when the skin rubs against something, such as a bone, a shoe or the ground. They often form over the ball of your foot because this area takes most of your weight when you walk.

Corn

Corns are small circles of thick skin that usually develop on the tops and sides of toes or on the sole of the foot. However, they can occur anywhere. Corns are often caused by:     wearing shoes that fit poorly – shoes that are too loose can allow your foot to slide and rub     certain shoe designs that place excessive pressure on an area of the foot – for example, high-heeled shoes can squeeze the toes Corns often occur on bony feet as there's a lack of natural cushioning. They can also develop as a symptom of another foot problem, such as:     a bunion – where the joint of the big toe sticks outwards as the big toe begins to point towards the other toes on the same foot     hammer toe – where the toe is bent at the middle joint

Verrucas

Verrucas are small lumps on the skin that most people have at some point in their life. They usually go away on their own but may take months or even years.

Fungal nail and foot infection

A fungal nail infection occurs from the overgrowth of fungi in, under, or on the nail. Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, so this type of environment can cause them to naturally overpopulate. Fungi that are already present in or on your body can cause nail infections. If you have come in contact with someone else who has a fungal infection, it may have spread to you.

Sore Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are caused by cracking or splitting of the skin. This splitting may be due to dryness or thickening of the skin (callus) that cracks and breaks under pressure. When the skin around the heels becomes thickened or dry, it loses it's suppleness and elasticity, and can split under simple pressures such as that from walking. This can lead to unsightly, painful and even bleeding, cracked heels. This can further be made worse in people who have a large fatty pad on the sole of their feet, which under pressure requires more elasticity in the skin to expand without cracking. Other causes of increased pressure includes prolonged standing, pregnancy or excess weight.

Ingrowing Nails

An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The nail curls and pierces the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender. The big toe is often affected, either on one or both sides. Other possible symptoms include:     pain if pressure is placed on the toe     inflammation of the skin at the end of the toe     a build-up of fluid in the area surrounding the toe     an overgrowth of skin around the affected toe     bleeding     white or yellow pus coming from the affected area
wOODLEY fOOTCARE
Foot & Nail Treatment