Services: General Foot Problems

foot careToe nail conditions: Matthew can diagnose and treat a range of different toe nail conditions including:

  • Thickened and discolored nails
  • Fungal nail infections

Ingrown toe nails

If they are seen quickly before infection sets in they can usually be treated conservatively without the need for local anaesthesia and a nail wedge resection. If conservative treatment fails or the ingrown toe nail is too severe then Matthew can perform a Nail wedge resection under anaesthetic which can cure problematic ingrown toe nails.

If you are concerned about the look or feel of your toe nails and or if they are causing you pain don’t put it off any longer make an appointment. Don’t be embarrassed Matthew has seen and treated all sorts of toe nail problems over the years and is very skilled at providing you with the right diagnosis and treatment to improve the feel and look of your nails. Nail disorders can sometimes be a sign of underlying systemic disease so don’t delay in seeking help.

Calluses and Corns

foot careThese are very common conditions that are regularly treated by podiatrists. They are often a symptom of an underlying condition. There are many different causes but the most common contributing factors are ill fitting footwear, toe deformities such as hammer toes or bony prominences from injuries or operations. These can cause areas of pressure when walking and/or gait abnormalities that can increase areas of pressure on the foot.
Correct diagnosis and assessment is vital and self -treatment with “cure paints” or “corn cures’ should be avoided until you have had an assessment from Matthew. Treatment is directed at painless removal of the corn and/or callus and then comprehensive advice on preventing or reducing the chances of reoccurrence. Corns are often misdiagnosed as Plantar Warts!! Warts are caused by a virus corns are not!! Make sure you get a proper diagnosis!

Plantar Warts

other wise known as “Verrucas”, are a relatively common condition usually caused by Human Papilloma Viruses (HPVs).Plantar warts can regress (heal) spontaneously without treatment, however they can remain unresolved for up to several years and often  treatment is required. Plantar warts may be single, multiple or mosaic and can present as painless or painful. Correct diagnosis is vital and Matthew can advise you on the best way to treat them in order to get the best outcome
Other general treatments can be provided for conditions such as:

  • Smelly Feet (Bromidrosis)
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Cracked and painful heels
  • And many other problems. If in doubt book an appointment.
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Burleigh Osteopathic

Clinic: 07 5568 7010


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3/31 Connor Street,
Burleigh Heads, Qld 4220