Medical pedicure

 
 

In a warm and light-filled atmosphere, we treat all types of skin problems with sterile equipment (autoclave, disposable blades, mask, gloves, aprons).

Hygiene inside the clinic is critical for treatment of pathologies which may quickly become infected.

Reasons for seeking medical treatment:
1) Treatment of pain (warts, pressure warts, ingrown toenails, fungal warts), nail pathologies (anarchic growth,
     thick toenail), changes in nail pigmentation.
2) Hyperhidrosis, itching.


Pressure injuries
Causes of pressure warts: reaction to excessive stimulation that causes thickening of the skin as a defensive reaction.
Causes of this stimulation:

  • Excessive pressure (too strong pressure in this area) – for instance, under the foot.
  • Repeated excessive rubbing of the same area – for instance, the toes.


On the one hand, it is necessary to relieve the pain caused by pressure warts; on the other hand, without treating the underlying causes, these warts will continue to appear.
In 90% of all cases, orthoplasty (silicon equipment) or orthopedic footwear should be considered as an option for minimizing the regular areas of support, in order to achieve permanent relief and prevent future pressure warts.

 

Ingrown toenails

Complications

  • Without treatment, leads to infection.
  • Purulent wound.
  • Dangerous to diabetic patients, since the healing process is extremely hard. For this reason, it is necessary to regularly visit a medical pedicure specialist, to achieve speedy healing.


Treatments

  • Adequate cutting of the nail, in a straight (rather than rounded) line.
  • Antiseptic treatment in case of wounds.
  • A visit to the pedicure specialist with frequent follow-up to avoid deterioration.
  • Wearing open socks or closed shoes that exert no pressure on the front of the foot.


Diabetic foot
Even though it is one of the most notable complications of the disease, the "diabetic foot" problems are not well-known to patients and to the majority of medical personnel.

The diabetic foot is a first-degree medical problem, since 1/5 of patients will undergo amputation, and half of them could have avoided the amputation through adequate advance care.
Most such amputations will occur to patients that suffer from trauma-related ulcer (inadequate footwear, foreign bodies, skin fungus or nail fungus…).
 

The treatments

  • Frequent visits to the podiatrist/pedicure specialist in order to prevent the risk of wounds, ulcers and fungus.
  • Loss of sensitivity in the foot ("wading through cotton") forces you to carefully treat even the smallest problem that appears in the foot.
  • It is necessary to check the shoes every time (for instance, whether there are little rocks in them).
  • You must not walk barefoot.


Types of fungus

1. Foot fungus or intertrigo

The fungus is located between the toes, and causes:

  • Itching
  • White peeling
  • Irritation
  • Softening

Highly infectious between toes, it is necessary to seek medical treatment immediately.

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Treatment
 
2. Nail fungus or onychomycosis
Appears in the form of:
  • Unattached nail corner.
  • Change of nail color to whitish-yellowish.
  • Brittle and fragile nail.
  • Thickening of the nail.


3. Treatments

  • You need to visit your podiatrist in order to get rid of the affected nail by sharpening the nail with a special device (a painless procedure), or by spreading a special cream under a layer of insulating plaster.
  • Apply the cream for 2-6 months.
  • Oral treatment may be necessary in case of damaged matrix.
  • From now on, laser treatment is available: more expensive, but ideal in cases when medicines are contra-indicated.


Warts on the lower side of the foot
An infection caused by the Papilloma virus.
Caution!!!

  • Occasionally confused with severe warts.


Black spots appear on the curve.

  • You should not attempt to treat it on your own with medicine which is sold at pharmacies – this is especially true for pregnant women and diabetic patients.
  • Treatment depends on:
    •  the age of the patient.
    • type of wart (mosaic, nail, myrmecia).
    •  Location of the wart, area of contact with the floor/between the toes, or on the front of the foot. 
 
In any case, treatment by a podiatrist will be painless and effective.
 
 

 

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