Skin and foot care

CORNS AND CALLUSES

Hyperkeratosis is frequently the result of rubbing and heavy pressure on the skin of the feet. The visible layer of the skin thickens after too many irregular stimulations. Wearing shoes that are not adapted to the reality of your feet, excessive biomechanical stress or bony prominences such as hammertoes or bunions, generate these problems in particular. Our podiatry clinic offers personalized treatments for hyperkeratosis in Aylmer.

A callus is a diffuse concentration of horns under the foot. The calluses are often found on the forefoot and under the heel. If left unattended, they can lead to cracking, which can become infected and very painful. Don’t wait for the pain to take over and contact us now!
The plantar horn then forms a nucleus that enters the skin, giving the sensation of walking on a stone and can therefore be painful. If the horn is located between the toes, it is called “soft corn.”

 

Podiatric services for the treatment of corns and calluses (hyperkeratosis):

Bathing to clean the skin and soften the thickened skin of your feet

Debridement and thinning of problematic skin

Advice and possible prescription of emollient cream

CRACKS IN THE FEET/CREVASSES IN THE HEEL

Cracks in the skin are closely related to callus. Dryness and thickening of the skin on the feet leads to a loss of elasticity, which results in cracks, especially on the heels. For this reason, it is best to regularly remove excess calluses and use an emollient cream every day. To better remove stubborn cracks, your podiatrist can recommend different maintenance techniques and several podiatric care treatments.

Podiatric services for the care of cracked feet and heel cracks:

● Bathing to clean the skin and soften the thickened skin of your feet;
● Debridement and thinning of problematic skin;
● Advice and possible prescription of emollient cream.

PODIATRIC CARE TREATMENT OF PLANTAR WARTS

A wart is an infection of the skin by a virus: the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus that causes plantar warts can enter the skin of your feet through small wounds or trauma, sometimes imperceptible to the naked eye. It is frequently contracted in public places like locker rooms and swimming pools.

The plantar wart is often very stubborn, which requires an adapted podiatric treatment according to its location and size. It is often hidden under the horn and has small black dots in its center. There can be one lesion or dozens. If left untreated, they can spread and infect other members of your family. Don’t wait until the last minute and make an appointment now for plantar wart treatment in our podiatry clinic in Aylmer.

 

Podiatric services for the treatment of plantar warts:

Debridement of problematic skin

Possibility of receiving chemical treatments

Possibility of receiving laser treatments

Possibility of surgical treatment

Advice and follow-ups with our podiatric clinic in Aylmer

ATHLETE’S FOOT TREATMENT IN GATINEAU

Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis or mycosis, is an infection caused by fungi that mainly affects the skin between the toes and under the foot. Athlete’s foot often appear as small red pimples that are cracked and can be itchy. It can be easily spread from person to person, for example, in public places such as gyms, showers and public pools or any warm or humid environment. Make an appointment now for athlete’s foot treatment in Aylmer.

 

Athlete’s Foot Treatment Services:
● Bathing to clean the skin and soften the thickened skin on your feet
● Debridement and thinning of problematic skin
● Foot hygiene advice
● Possibility of prescribing topical medication

 

 

TREATMENT OF DERMATOLOGICAL LESIONS ON THE FEET

 

It is always possible to detect other dermatitis such as eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus and may be related to certain systemic diseases. Most of the side effects of these diseases can be countered with medication. If the skin discolouration appears suddenly, it is necessary to notify your podiatrist immediately to avoid any future complications.

 

 

Podiatric services for the treatment of dermatological lesions:

  • Counselling ;
  • Possibility of prescribing topical medication;
  • Follow-up with our podiatric clinic in Aylmer.

 

 

SWEAT

Wet feet or hyperhidrosis are more common in young and physically active people. If it causes a bad smell (bromhydrosis), it can be the source of bacteria in your shoes. Excessive foot moisture increases the risk of fungal infections of the skin and nails.

 

 

Moisture removal and infection prevention:

  • Bathing to clean the skin and soften the thickened skin of your feet;
  • Debridement and thinning of problematic skin;
  • Hygiene advice;
  • Possible prescription of topical medications.

 

 

For foot care, make an appointment at our podiatric clinic in Gatineau.