Nail fungus also known as onychomycosis is a fungal infection that affect either finger or toe nails. Usually this condition develops over time, so once you notice a change in the color or look of your nail it is important to get it looked at and treated as soon as possible. Nails with fungus can ... » read more
Heel fissures are cracks to your heels that become dry and flaky and sometimes causes deep cracks in your heels that can bleed and become very painful. Generally, this can happen from dry skin, decreased sweat gland activity from wearing backless shoes, or from some medical conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, eczema, hypothyroidism.
Ingrown nails can continue to occur from improper cutting of the nail, extensive curvature of your nail, and/or wearing overly tight shoes, these are just a few causes to think about. To avoid this from happening, try cutting your nails straight across and gently filing the corners. There are also other treatments to help reduce ... » read more
Peripheral neuropathy is part of your nervous system that connects nerve signals your brain or spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body. When your nerve signals from your feet are no longer felt when stimulated it can result in potential harm. For example, someone who is positive for peripheral neuropathy may ... » read more
Absolutely, as a diabetic it is extremely important to take extra care of your feet. To prevent complications, the nurse will gladly go over preventive and care technique to keep in mind. Here are a few for now: Check your feet daily for cuts or skin break down, and skin temperature Avoid wearing anything tight ... » read more
Really depends on the growth of your nails and what kind of concerns you have for your feet. Usually clients are seen every 6-8 weeks.
Yes. All of the foot care provider are either registered practical nurses or registered nurses who have completed an advanced foot care certificate and have experience working in the public.
Clients should seek help from their physician when there are signs of infection. Signs such as swelling, warmth, redness or pain in your legs or feet. At this point your feet require a more systemic approach and may need to be prescribed treatment (ex. antibiotics).