Welcome to the Doubleview Podiatry patient newsletter for this month.
Fun Fact: Did you know that the world record for the largest feet belongs to a man who is a size 28.5 US?
Do you get ingrown toenails?
Ingrown toenails are nails that dig into the skin, causing pain. They can in-grow if they are cut too short, in a jagged manner or as a result of the natural curvature of the nail.
Bacteria can get trapped underneath the nail and cause an infection, resulting in pain, pus, redness and swelling of the skin surrounding the ingrown nail. If this is the case, antibiotics are usually required.
Treatment depends on how deeply the nail is imbedded in the skin. In most cases it can be cleared without local anaesthetic, but in some cases, a local anaesthetic is required to provide enough pain relief to remove the ingrown nail. If the nail is too deep, surgery will be required to remove the affected side of the nail.
To make an appointment to have your ingrown nails assessed, you can call our receptionist Sue on 9341 5166.
We look forward to seeing you at our practice soon.
Stephen, Sara and Sue
Did you know there is an alternative way of tying your laces that gives you extra ankle support and helps prevent your feet from slipping inside the shoe? Ask Steve or Sara to show you next time you’re at the practice.
Yankz! Sure Lace System is the most comfortable and innovative athletic lacing system around. Its unique design is perfect for activities such as walking, running, aerobics, gym class, biking and other sports. Expandable cords provide an unsurpassed level of “personalised” fit and comfort. You can pick up a set for $15.