Warts, callouses, corns & bunion treatments, Geelong
Our experienced Geelong podiatrists diagnose many foot conditions, providing 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 foot type, 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 thickened skin with a hard centre surrounded by inflamed tissue. Corns tend to develop on toes, in between toes and in weight bearing areas under the feet. Corns are painful when pressure is applied and require treatment if they cause you discomfort. It is always best to have them professionally assessed and treated by our Geelong podiatrists.
- 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. Our Geelong podiatrists can advice you on the best wart treatment for your condition.
These are 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 of extremities such as on your toes, fingers, ears and nose. If you are experiencing itching,red toes in the winter months, it is recommended to make an appointment with our Geelong podiatrists for the correct diagnosis and treatment. Limiting your exposure to the cold, dressing warmly and covering exposed skin helps prevent them developing.
Often call athletes foot, tinea pedis is a fungal infection of the skin occurring between the toes and on the soles. The fungus thrives in a dark, moist, warm environment. Our Geelong podiatrists can diagnose, treat and provide adequate advice for tinea infections. It is important to have a tinea infection assessed as 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.