Routine Podiatry and Chiropody – Foot and Nail Care
This is a general treatment that addresses all the basic needs of your feet.
Following a brief assessment your nails are cut and tidied, any hard skin or corns are removed and the skin is moisturised with our advanced range of foot creams where appropriate. We open a fresh set of equipment from its sterile packaging in front of each patient.
Does the removal of a corn and hard skin hurt?
Corns and calluses (hard skin) can be quickly and painlessly removed. The top layer of the skin has no nerves and therefore when it’s being removed you won’t feel any pain. However, you should feel instantly relieved from the pain of the corn when the treatment is finished.
Why do you get corns or callus in the first place?
They often result from the foot trying to protect itself. Where there are areas of high pressure e.g. where a shoe rubs, the skin protects itself by getting thicker, but this in turn makes it rub more, so creating a corn or callus.
And as Socrates said, “When your feet hurt, you hurt all over”.