General Podiatry care
Contrary to what some might think, GENERAL TREATMENT (GT’s) aren’t just to cut the toenails of those who have difficulty reaching their feet. A general treatment appointment involves the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions.
- CALLOUS, CRACKS AND CORNS.
We live in Australia, we’re all going to wear thongs, but there are things you can do to look after your feet and stop the painful cracked heels, ASK US HOW!
Hard skin and corns usually occur on areas of the foot that take high pressures and shear stress.
In addition to reducing the skin we can assess ways to reduce the forces and spread them more evenly across the whole foot to reduce build up of skin and associated pain and discomfort.
This can be achieved with felt offloading/padding, footwear advice and custom foot orthotics.
- THICKENED OR DISCOLOURED NAILS
Thickened, discoloured or ‘ugly’ looking toenails can be the cause of embarrassment to people of all ages and can be caused by fungal infection, nail trauma, prolonged use of nail polish just to name a few. It is important to get the correct diagnosis in order to get the best treatment outcome.
Treatments include laser therapy and topical antifungals alongside regular thinning out and trimming of the nail.
In addition here at HPS we offer Kerry Flex nail restoration. Read our BLOG HERE.
- PLANTAR WARTS (VERRUCAE)
A common condition found in children and adults, warts can be painful and embarrassing. Warts can appear at any time and are easily spread between family members. With a range of treatments and advice, we can help!
- ITCHY OR SWEATY SKIN
Itchy skin? There are a whole range of things that can cause red itchy skin, from fungal infection, psoriasis, dermatitis and allergic reactions. We can help diagnose and manage your itchy skin and improve your skin health and quality.
If your skin is particularly sweaty we can help with products and recommendations to help manage this condition.
Fully equipped to provide the optimum solution
Every consultation room is equipped with the latest in instrumentation and our centres adhere to the strictest protocols in sterilization and infection control.
Every instrument is prepared and sterilized onsite and recorded and tracked in accordance with the National Infection Control guidelines.