Therapeutic Foot Treatments in Kolkata
Our foot deserves a lot more attention and care. They support our entire body weight and help us move, run, walk, and stand. Yet, how much attention do we really pay to foot ulcers, cracked heels, corns, callus, foot pain or ingrown toenails?
Foot care by a trained podiatrist is critical to avoid infections, circulatory disorders, injuries, and long-term complications – especially if you are prone to diabetic foot ulcers or chronic foot and ankle pain. To know more about the therapeutic foot treatments offered by CuraFoot clinic, call us at 03371646463 or book your appointment now & consult with a foot care advisor today.
Corns & Calluses Treatment
Corns and calluses are hard, rough, or thick areas of the skin. Corns are small lumps of hard skin. Calluses are larger and when tender, can be very painful. Not only do corns and calluses cause intense pain or intermittent discomfort, but they are also unsightly.
Podiatrists can remove corns, calluses, or dry skin as part of their immediate treatment. They can also provide practical foot care advice, helping prevent frequent recurrence of corns and calluses.
Managing Corns & Callus
- Wear wide comfortable shoes with soft soles
- Use soft insoles in your shoes
- Soak corn and callus in warm water to soften them
- Use foot cream regularly to soften corn and callus
What not to do with Corns & Callus
- Walk barefoot
- Try and cut corns and callus yourself
- Wear high heels or tight shoes
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
An ingrown toenail is a common problem when the nail edge grows into the skin next to it. While the condition mostly affects our big toe, it could affect any of the toes. This can be painful and result in inflamed skin, bleeding, swelling and, sometimes, even infection. A sign of infection could be pus coming out of the infected area or feeling hot or feverish.
A trained podiatrist can help ease the pain of ingrown toenails and provide further medical treatment for some complications. The risk of complication is higher if you are diabetic or have poor circulation.
Managing Ingrown Toenails
- Soak your foot in warm, salty water to soften the skin. Then keep it dry.
- Wear wide, comfortable shoes to avoid rubbing the infected area
- Consult a podiatrist for further advice if discomfort increases or infection sets in
What not to do with Ingrown Toenails
- Do not cut or disturb your toenail in any way till the infection or swelling abates
- Do not wear high heels or tight shoes during the condition
Cracked Heel Treatment
When the skin on the sole of our feet or heels becomes very dry and thick, they tend to crack – especially as additional pressure is applied while walking or running. Heel cracks or heel fissures are unsightly, itchy, flaky, and painful in the long run if not treated properly.
The skin on the underside of our feet is naturally dry as it does not have many oil glands. So cracked heels are a common problem and can happen to anyone – though women seem to suffer a bit more than men.
Cracked heels are easy to manage if early action is taken. Otherwise cracked heels can quickly become painful, uncomfortable, and possibly even high-risk. Diabetic patients, or those suffering from obesity, eczema, hypothyroidism, athlete’s foot and circulation problems need to be particularly diligent in managing cracked heel episodes.
Managing Cracked Heels
- Wear comfortable shoes that provide proper pressure distribution on our feet
- Exfoliate feet and heel regularly to remove dead dry skin
- Soak your feet regularly in warm water and moisturize with cream to keep skin soft
- Consult a podiatrist for a pedicure and further advice if discomfort increases
What not to do with Cracked Heels
- Do not wear ill-fitting shoes without enough support around your ankle or heel
How can CuraFoot help?
As India’s #1 Foot Health brand we offer a range of podiatrists to run therapeutic treatments at our clinics for the most common foot conditions. We also manufacture custom-designed orthotic products – 3D insoles, comfort sandals and diabetic inserts – specifically for each patient. Using the right footwear and following the correct foot care protocols are best done under a trained podiatrist.