Warts, callouses, corns & bunion treatments, Geeleong
Our Geelong podiatrists correctly diagnose many foot conditions, prescribing the appropriate treatment – so your feet are comfortable and you can lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
We treat many common foot complaints at podiatry@belmont, including callouses, corns, bunions and warts.
- Foot callous treatment
A callous is a toughened area of skin which has become hard and thick because of repeated friction. Treatment is painless and quick when provided by a qualified podiatrist and we ensure you receive advice on the best way to avoid a recurrence. People with diabetes may have a greater risk of complication so always discuss your concerns with us.
- Bunion treatment
A bunion is an abnormal, bony bump on the joint at the base of your big toe. This joint becomes enlarged, forcing the toe against your other toes, putting pressure on the joint and pushing it outwards painfully. Bunions are commonly caused by wearing shoes that are too tight, and can also be the result of an inherited defect, injury or other medical condition. Treatment can include changing your shoes, padding the bunion or wearing Foot Orthoses.
- Foot corn treatment
Corns are similar to callouses and are thick, hardened layers of skin on the feet. They will only need treatment if they cause you discomfort. Often eliminating the cause of friction or pressure can make corns disappear – however it is always best to have them professionally assessed by your podiatrist.
- Warts on feet
Warts are common and can occur at any age. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and can be picked up in public swimming centres and change rooms. HPV is a virus easily spread from one person to another and the warts can spontaneously disappear when the body builds up its immunity. Wart treatment is better applied earlier rather than later as they can spread and become difficult to treat.
These are a painful inflammations of the small blood vessels in your skin as they respond to sudden warming from cold temperatures. Chilblains cause itchy, red patches, swelling and blistering extremities such as on your toes, fingers, ears and nose. Chilblains respond well to appropriate treatment but can lead to severe damage if left untreated. Limiting your exposure to the cold, dressing warmly and covering exposed skin helps prevent them developing.
Often call athletes foot, tinea is a fungal infection of the skin occurring between the toes and on the soles. The fungus thrives in a dark, moist, warm environment. In severe cases tinea can lead to secondary bacterial infections.
Book your appointment with us if you need your corns, bunions, warts, chilblains, nails or other foot condition treated. Always consult a professional podiatrist so you receive qualified and caring treatment.