Nail & Skin Problems

Common Nail And Skin Problems

Southwest Foot & Ankle Centre provide services for nail and skin problems in our Bunbury, Busselton and Australind clinics.

Being subjected to countless years of walking and ill-fitting footwear, our feet can encounter a large variety of different nail and skin problems. Unfortunately, we often tend to hide our dermatological problems within ill-fitting footwear which can often make the condition worse!

For more information regarding services for skin and nail problems, contact Southwest Foot and Ankle Centre today on (08) 9791 1319 or book an appointment online!

Types of Nail & Skin Problems

Examples of common nail and skin problems include:

  • Ingrown toenails (Onychocryptosis) or infected toenails
  • Thickened or unsightly toenails
  • Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis) or skin infections (athlete’s foot)
  • Warts (Verrucae)
  • Underlying bone problems beneath the toenail (e.g. subungual exostosis or bone spurs)
  • Painful corns or calluses
  • A variety of dermatological conditions (e.g. Eczema, Psoriasis etc.)
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cracked heels
healthy feet on a sandy beach

What Age Do People Get Nail & Skin Problems?

Dermatological conditions of the foot and ankle do not discriminate by age or gender. At Southwest Foot and Ankle, our clinicians are well versed in providing skin and nail solutions for all ages, whether it be an ingrown toenail in an adolescent, or a painful corn in an elderly patient.

Treatment Options For Nail & Skin Problems

Depending on the diagnosis and underlying cause of the condition, our clinicians will provide a tailored treatment plan which may involve prescribed topical or oral medications (e.g. antifungals or steroids), non-surgical and surgical solutions, routine podiatric care and offloading (e.g. footwear, padding, orthotics etc).

Our team currently have two clinicians with endorsements for prescribed medications, being able to prescribe drugs as required for various dermatological complaints.

We can assist you with:

  • Prevention and treatment of fungal toenails
  • Permanent solutions for ingrown toenails (non-surgical or surgical)
  • Infected toenails
  • Plantar wart treatment (non-surgical or surgical)
  • Podiatric management of corns, calluses, nails and cracked heels
  • Pharmacological management of dermatological conditions (e.g. Psoriasis or Eczema)
  • Much more!

Southwest Foot & Ankle Centre is a podiatry clinic based in BunburyBusselton and Australind that services all of the southwest region and WA.

Have a question? Contact Southwest Foot and Ankle Centre today on (08) 9791 1319 or book an appointment online!

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