Tag Archives: Appleton

Foot & Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is thickening of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue running underneath the sole of the foot. The thickening can be due to recent damage or injury, or can be because of an accumulation of smaller injuries over the years. Plantar fasciitis can be painful and is more common in woman. You are more likely to… Read More »

In-grown Toenails

An ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The big toe is often affected, either on one or both sides. The nail curls and pierces the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender. Pain, inflammation and a build up of fluid (oedema) in the area surrounding the… Read More »

Fungal Nail Infections

A fungal nail infection  can look unsightly but it is not serious and is rarely painful. The nail often becomes thickened and can turn white, black, yellow or green. The nail can sometimes become brittle, with pieces of nail breaking off or even coming away from the toe completely. The skin can sometimes become inflamed and… Read More »

Verruca (Plantar Warts)

Verrucas are warts that usually develop on the soles of the feet.  They are harmless, though annoying lumps which need the cells of the outer layer of skin (epidermis) to live in. They are non-cancerous and tend to affect children and teenagers more than adults. Warts are caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) which causes an… Read More »

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a skin infection caused by a fungus that likes the damp, warm and airless conditions that exist between the toes. Anyone can get athlete’s foot and it is easily spread from person to person. This may happen in environments such as swimming pools or changing rooms. Athlete’s foot tends to start between… Read More »

Corns & Calluses

Corns and calluses are areas of hard, thickened skin that develop when the skin is exposed to excessive pressure or friction. They commonly occur on the feet and can cause pain and discomfort when you walk. Corns Corns are areas of thick skin that usually develop on the tops and sides of toes or on the… Read More »

Diabetic Foot Care

Foot complaints are one of the leading causes of hospitalization of people with diabetes. People who suffer with diabetes are at more risk of developing ulcers of the foot and leg due to circulatory problems. Your doctor or diabetic nurse will also advise you to have regular checks with a Foot Professional or Podiatrist. Diabetes… Read More »