Common Footcare Problems

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Corns are the most common of all foot problems and come in various forms. The most common are hard corns and soft corns. more...

 

A callous is a build-up of dead skin. It has no nucleus or root, but can cause pain.
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Verrucas are caused by a highly contagious virus. They are often mistaken for corns and can be very painful. more...

 

This condition affects damp and sweaty areas of the foot, especially between the toes and often under the inner arch of the foot. This condition is very contagious. more...

 

A blister causes pain and tenderness. Blisters should be left unbroken wherever possible. more...

 

A bunion is an inflamed fluid-filled bursa formed on the side of the foot. The joint protrudes because the toe is bent away at an angle, pushing into the other toes and causing them to bend unnaturally.

Sometimes the second toe is forced over leading to the toes being crammed together and subsequently, as a result of the pressure, to the formation of corns and callouses. more...

 

Cracked heels, also known as fissures, are a common cosmetic problem. If the fissures are deep, they can also be very painful and the skin may bleed easily. Walking may often increase the pain. more...

 

One of the most common foot disorders encountered is heel pain. Deep pain in the heel is known as plantar fasciitis, which is the inflammation of the band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes. more...

 

Aching on the bottom of the foot, ankle, leg and knee etc. can all be associated with the way in which we walk (gait) and the shoes that we wear. There are two main areas of complaint: ball of foot and heel. more...

 


The information contained within this website is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a healthcare professional. If you are worried about your feet, if you suffer from diabetes or need advice for other specific reasons, talk to your pharmacist, general practitioner or a qualified chiropodist.