Medical Hand and Footcare
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Medical hand and footcare involves the hygienic clipping and shaping of the nails, cleaning and brightening of their surfaces and the removal of hard skin.
estethica offers several medical hand and footcare treatments. These include:
- Ingrowing toenails
- Foot care for diabetics
- Footcare for pregnant women
- Footcare for sportspeople / those who exercise
- Deformed nailcare
- Nail Fungus care
- Orthosis treatments
- Jell system treatments
- Corn and Callus care and treatment
- Deformed, hard and thick skincare
- Cracked heelcare
- Support materials: sole plates, silicone etc.
Ingrowing Toenail Treatment
Ingrowing toenails are one of the most common foot complaints. Ingrowing toenails can result from a variety of causes, including trauma (blows, bumps, pressure etc.), excessive sweating, long use of narrow, pointed or extremely high heels, wearing very narrow and tight socks/tights, extreme weight gain such as pregnancy, and incorrect nail cutting methods. Following these, other reasons include poor pedicure methods for those who run a lot or do sports in general or genetic disposition.
The most reliable places to get treatment for ingrowing toenails are at medical centres as ingrowing nail treatments have the quickest, soundest and most painless solutions which work by supporting the nails’ own natural course of growth. Many centres across the world use 3TO under the supervision of foot care experts.
Nail Fungus Treatment
People are 20 times more likely to contract nail fungus than athlete’s foot which affects only the skin. Nail fungus is mostly found on the large toe.
Caused of Nail Fungus:
- Extremely sweaty feet
- Blows to the nail as well as tight shoes and non-hygienic pedicures.
- Poor blood circulation
- Poor diet (lack of minerals, vitamins etc.)
- Supressed immune system (chemotherapy, use of immunosuppressants, AIDS etc.)
Both surgical and non-surgical treatments (taken orally or as creams) exist for toenail fungus. The most effective are orally taken medications, though it is worth bearing in mind that no treatment can completely cure toenail fungus. Even orally taken medication needs to be taken regularly for a fairly lengthy period of time and this medication, unfortunately, may negatively affect the liver. Therefore, the liver needs to be regularly checked with blood tests during the course of treatment and should the negative effects present a great risk, the course of treatment may have to be stopped.
Creams, bands and nail varnishes can obtain a measure of success. Another method is removing the nail. Although doing so for a single nail is easy, it is not so practical a solution when more than one nail is affected.
Laser toenail fungus treatment is a side effect-free option that doesn’t cause abnormal changes or resistance associated with medicines.
Footcare has long been an important consideration for diabetics as the illness causes the veins in the legs and feet to narrow and suffer other circulatory problems.
In cases where diabetes is not managed with treatment, normal functioning of the nerves is disrupted (neuropathy), and desensitisation may occur. This may prevent cuts and other injuries from being felt and when infection occurs, treatment becomes even more difficult. It is vital to remember that the feet, upon which the entire weight of the body is placed, are one of the most at risk parts of the body to cuts and injury.
Possible Causes of Toenail Fungus:
- Dry feet
- Athlete’s foot
- Puffiness, swelling in the feet
- Corns and callouses
- Cold and/or lack of sensitivity
- Thickening, deformed or involuted toenails
Corns are white or yellow coloured areas of thick skin on the hands or feet and are formed due to constantly applied pressure or friction. Corns are often found on the palm of the hands of those who do a lot of manual labour, exercise (especially lifting) as well as musicians. Poor-fitting shoes, tight-fitting socks/tights, high heel shoes, fallen arches and sweaty feet are also known to cause corns. Genetic factors too have also been scientifically proven to be a cause.
Where Do Corns Develop?
The soles of the feet, finger tips and the palms of the hand. The bottom, spaces in between, tips of the fingers/toes as well as the soles and helps of the feet are the areas most at risk.
What Treatment Methods are There?
- Removing pressure and friction that cause corns.
- Removing them at a foot care clinic by a specialist. This minimises the risk the corns will redevelop.
- Using a moisturising foot cream or nourishing body oil after showering.
- Physical removal using special tools on dry feet.
It is important to note that pedicures are not a treatment for corns. Moreover, the tools used are not sterile and the pedicurist may not have the training to remove them. In fact, pedicures increase the risk of the corns spreading and it is for these reasons they are not recommended by experts.
Who’s at Risk?
Diabetics and other people with blood circulatory problems have to be extra vigilant. Should you already have a corn or one is developing, seek the advice of dermatologist who should refer you to a foot care specialist who will determine the most suitable course of action.
Foot care During Pregnancy
It is necessary to protect the health of the feet during pregnancy to prevent problems from developing. Fallen arches, in growing toenails and corns are the most commonly seen problems during pregnancy. Weight gain creates extra pressure on the soles of the feet and this can cause fallen arches and corns on the pressure points. These can be prevented with special treatments that protect the feet while preventing deformations.
Footcare for Sportspeople and Those Who Exercise
Footcare is especially necessary for sportspeople and those who regularly exercise to treat and prevent corns, deformed skin, flakiness, sweating and pressure problems caused by footwear and intensive movement. We recommend that patients stop their activity and sop wearing sports shoes (such as football boots) during treatment. Furthermore, preventative care should be taken by those who use common areas such as showers and changing rooms.
Jel System Treatment
This treatment is used when it is necessary to correct thick deformities and the nail bed for ingrowing nails. It quickens the treatment process by preventing the moisture from being absorbed by fungus-infected nails. Furthermore, it also helps to improve the appearance of the nails.
Deformed Nail Care
This is the reshaping of nails that have become deformed due to impacts or other reasons.
Care for Problems Caused by Hardened Skin
Hardened skin, caused primarily by pressure and friction between the feet and the ground, is first cleaned with a device that doesn’t cause any pain.
Pressure-removing materials are then used to prevent the skin from hardening again and these vary according to skin type. Regular care will remove the hard skin.
Cracked Heel Care
Cracked skin is the result of swollen, dry or oil-deficient skin which then crack. Cracked skin increases the risk of micro-organisms entering the body via the veins found in the heel. Furthermore, exposed nerve endings become more sensitive to pain. Healing cracked heels involves removing excess hardened skin, reducing pressure then applying an oily cream. Regular care is necessary for cracks that have reached the lower levels of the skin.
Sweaty Feet Care
Care and treatment for skin and toenail problems caused by excessively sweaty feet are provided by our expert podologist.
WARNING: Everyone is unique. This means that the treatment length, planning and results may be different for yourself. The information you see here are is the resulting average from a large range of samples. You can contact us for more detailed information via 0549 791 99 01
|Number of Sessions/Operations||5|
|Operation Length||1-2 hours|
|Return to work||Immediate|
|Full Recovery||After the second session|
|Permanence of Results||1 year|
|Length of Hospital Stay|