All Care Podiatry
Caring For Your Feet
All Care podiatry is passionate about feet and your health. Your wellbeing and comfort are our key priorities. We offer a broad range of clinical podiatry services and biomechanical assessments to help keep your feet healthy and mobile. Our podiatrists have had over 20 years in the field and are experienced and professional foot doctors.
As we get older our toenails can thicken, harden and elongate meaning that trimming and caring for your nails can be quite a challenge. At All Care Podiatry, we love feet, and we help hundreds of Adelaide seniors to maintain their foot health for comfort and mobility. From toenail trimming to treating fungal infections and general advice to help you choose the right footwear, you can rely on All Care Podiatry to help keep your feet in great condition.
Toenail Cutting & Management
Managing and cutting your toenails correctly is critical in helping to prevent ingrown toenails especially in the elderly or those with diabetes or circulation issues. At All Care Podiatry, we’ve got all the tools and equipment to easily cut and manage even the most difficult toenails. From managing and cutting toenails to partial or full ingrown toenail removal we provide expert advice and on the spot treatments for problem toenails.
Fungal Nail & Foot Infections
Fungal nail infections are a common occurrence that affects around 15% of the Australian population. If your toenails are looking discoloured with yellow or white streaks, or have gone thick, flaky and/or started lifting away from the nail bed you may have a fungal nail infection.
Treatment For Fungal Nail Infections
Your experienced ACP podiatrist can quickly and easily diagnose fungal nail infections (onychomysis) and fungal skin infections (tinea pedis also known as athletes’ foot), which are then treated with a topical antifungal solution. Before treatment, your podiatrist will prepare your feet by thinning out the nail to help the treatment solution penetrate deep into the nail bed to assist in healing.
Warts, also known as plantar warts or verruca pedis are often found on the soles of the feet and are common in children and teens. Warts look very similar to corns, however, warts often have small black dots at the surface which are actually tiny blood vessels. Warts are common on the underside of the heels and toes along with the ball of the foot. As these are the main weight-bearing areas of the feet, if left untreated, warts may grow and become very painful.
Treatment For Plantar Warts
To treat plantar warts, your ACP podiatrist will debride the wart (cut back the dead and hardened skin) before applying a specialised acid-based paste. Depending on the size of the wart you may require weekly treatment until the wart starts to heal.
Corns, Calluses & Cracked Heels
Corns and calluses are caused by repeated friction, rubbing and pressure on the feet. They are often a result of poorly fitting shoes. The constant pressure and rubbing on feet causes the skin to thicken and harden which may be accompanied by inflammation.
What Are Corns?
Corns usually form on the top (hard corns), sides or in-between the toes (soft corns) or occasionally seed corns can be found on the soles of the feet. Corns tend to be fairly small with a rounded appearance and can become quite painful whilst standing, walking or running.
What Are Calluses?
Compared to corns, calluses are usually much larger and have a more irregular shape. They are characterised by large thick, hard patches of skin and are usually found on the heel, big toe, ball of the foot or sides of feet. Our professional podiatrists regularly treat calluses, corns and heel fissures and will talk you through what you can do to help prevent them from recurring.
What Are Cracked Heels / Heel Fissures?
Cracked heels also called heel fissures are caused when calluses build up on the heel and the skin becomes dry and brittle. The dry skin then starts to crack and flake. Cracks often start out small, but then grow and extend to form large fissures which can bleed and be incredibly painful. Cracks are often prone to infection so we always recommend seeing a professional podiatrist for treatment.
Treatment For Corns, Calluses & Cracked Heels
Our podiatrists regularly treat all types of corns, calluses and cracked heels. Treatment usually involves clearing and thinning out the hardened, dead skin through a process called debridement. If you are constantly on your feet at work or through leisure activities, your ACP podiatrist will help you manage your condition and give you expert help and advice on suitable footwear and socks to help prevent the condition from reoccurring.
Bunions affect 25% of the Aussie population and can be one of the most painful conditions that our podiatrists treat. Bunions are a bony deformity found protruding from the side of the foot at the big toe joint. They often worsen over time and can be incredibly painful because the big toe joint carries a huge amount of weight when walking standing or running.
Bunions can be quite complex and are caused by multiple factors. Relief of symptoms is a critical part of treatment along with reducing the progression of the deformity. As with all foot pain, our podiatrists will undertake a thorough assessment of the foot to determine the best treatment for your condition. Padding, taping, footwear education, silicone spacers and orthotics often play a key role in the treatment of bunions.
All Care Podiatry are experts in diabetic footcare and will assess and help you maintain your foot health. Diabetes increases your risk of having foot problems. Good foot hygiene and regular visits to the podiatrist are an essential part of maintaining healthy diabetic feet. Our podiatrists know all the warning signs to look out for and will conduct a full assessment of your feet to help manage and prevent any complications.
Diabetics & Foot Complications
Diabetes can affect the circulation resulting in nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) which can dramatically affect feeling and sensation in the feet and hands. A lack of sensation and circulation in the feet provides a higher risk of injury accompanied by longer healing times or sores that do not heal. Diabetic feet benefit from regular visits to the podiatrist who will examine, treat and create a preventative care plan for your feet.
Diabetic Foot Assessment
When you visit All Care Podiatry, we provide a thorough diabetic foot assessment which includes tests for nerve damage, pulses, circulation and sensitivity in the feet. Our specialist equipment will map out blood flow in the arteries so we can get a clear understanding of any potential issues.
Conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, corns and calluses also need to be closely monitored if you have diabetes. If you are suffering from reduced sensation in the feet you may not even feel rubbing, pressure, irritations or other injuries that may lead to sores, infection or ulcers on the feet.
Diabetic Podiatry – Preventative Treatment & Care Plan
Following your diabetic foot assessment, your ACP podiatrist will be able to determine if your feet are classified low or high risk and create a preventative diabetes treatment and care plan.
We know having an initial diabetic foot assessment can be daunting but your friendly ACP podiatrist will put your mind at ease. We’ll talk you through your treatment plan and take the time to answer your questions. Plus you’ll get plenty of help and advice on how to care for your feet, when and how to examine your feet in-between visits along with advice and recommendations for footwear or orthotics.