Mobile Podiatrist in Falkirk, Cumbernauld, Bearsden and Milngavie.
Skin problems on your feet, such as hard skin on your heels or corns and calluses on your toes or the sides of your feet can be very painful. If this is untreated these can increase pressure on the skin and create a localised infection and potentially ulceration. Dry skin on your heels can also crack and become very uncomfortable and painful, and in some case fissure and become infected.
Skin problems can be caused by a variety of issues, commonly with sports and exercise poor foot hygiene can cause athletes’ foot. Some skin problems can also be triggered by certain medications or skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, which can also affect your nails, making them thickened.
The benefits of podiatry for dry skin includes:
- Reduced risk of infection (bacterial and fungal)
- Improvement in appearance of the skin
- No discomfort or impact to your mobility
- Cracks and risk of fissures are reduced