Warts, or Verrucae Pedis, are painful lesions that result from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), often seen on the hands and feet. The virus is transmitted from person to person by commonly walking barefoot in public shared areas such as swimming pools and locker rooms. Often a plantar wart can be confused with a corn. Your podiatrist will arrive at the correct diagnosis, and then appropriate treatment can be administered.
Tinea Pedis, commonly known as “Athlete’s Foot”, is a fungal infection of the skin that can develop between the toes and the sole of the foot. Fungal organisms thrive in warm, dark, moist environments and as such, they love our feet. Public swimming pools and communal bathrooms are a breeding ground for these organisms. At TDP, we assess and provide advice on how to treat Tinea Pedis, and minimise the risk of cross-infection.
Ingrown Toe Nails
As podiatrists, we regularly see ingrown toenails. An ingrown toenail occurs when part of the nail pierces the skin on the toe, or the skin grows over the edge of the toenail. These are very painful on direct pressure, and even the weight of the bed sheets can elicit pain. You may also see redness, bleeding, swelling or pus around the nail as the body responds to this the nail being where it shouldn’t. It is very important to seek treatment of an ingrown toenail as soon as it develops. The team at TDP can talk you through both short-term, or a permanent long-term option to suit your needs, should your ingrown toenail prove very stubborn.