Toenail Cutting                                                                                           

Many people just can't get down to their feet themselves, for example if they have back problems or arthritis, so it is helpful to get someone to cut their toenails for them.

It is imperative that anyone diagnosed with diabetes always seek regular professional foot care.

Ingrowing Toenails

This is a painful condition often caused by wrongly cutting a toenail and leaving a sharp piece of nail that punctures the side of toe. It can also be caused by damage to the nail. Sometimes these become infected and can cause great distress.


A corn is a collection of hard skin that is often cone shaped and goes beneath the surface of the healthy skin, and presses on the underlying nerve endings and often hurts. They can be caused by pressure and friction. Thankfully they are often easily removed.


This is a larger patch of hard skin that goes over the surface of the healthy skin. These are also caused by pressure and friction. People who spend a lot of time on their feet are most susceptible to them.


Verrucae are warts. They are caused by a virus, are contagious and can be very painful. Children and younger adults are most at risk from them. They can resolve spontaneously but many require treatment as they are apt to spread throughout the foot. These are frequently caught at swimming pools and communal showers.

Athlete's Foot.

This is a fungal infection. It can be very itchy and sore. It can spread easily and should be treated by an anti fungal cream / powder.