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Hard and cracked heels

Lacking moisture this is the most common cause of cracked heels . Lack of vitamins and minerals such as zinc can affect your heel health . Pressure -spending a long time standing at work or home . Aging skin -thick , dry , scaly skin loses its elasticity with age , and skin as such cracks could have higher incidence as you become older.Heavy weight has the potential to increase the pressure on the fat pad under the heel . This can cause it to expend sideways and , if the skin lacks flexibility , put pressure on the feet. This leads to cracked heels.

Cracked heels are a common foot problem .It may cause discomfort when going barefoot . In some cases , cracks in the heel can become very deep and cause pain. Exposing footwear -open -back sandals or shoes can allow fat under the heel to expend sideways and increases the possibility of cracks on your heels. Taking care of your feet regularly is important when wearing exposing footwear. Hygiene -unhygienic conditions can be a further cause.Genetic -naturally dry skin or calloused skin around the heel could be a genetic cause of cracked heels.

Fungal infections

A fungal toe nail infection is very common and occurs when fungus attacks the toenail or the nail bed . As the infection progresses the toenail may become thickened , crumble and become painful . The fungus affecting your nails can also affect the areas between your toes and other areas of your feet .The fungi are passed from person to person through direct contact and are carried by socks , shoes, carpet and hosiery. If you have any symptoms then it is important to act quickly . If you don't treat the infection , there is a chance it will spread to other nails.

Ingrown toenail

An ingrown toenail happens when the side of a toenail grows into the skin surrounding it , leaving it red and swollen . Ingrown toenail can happen for a number of reasons , from wearing tight shoes to sweaty feet as well as poor nail cutting techniques. Using your feet extensively during athletic activities can make you especially prone to getting ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenails can be painful , and they usually worsen in stages.Treat your ingrown toenail as soon as possible to avoid worsening symptoms.


Corns and calluses are areas of hard thickened skin and are often caused when an area is exposed to excessive pressure or friction . They can make walking very painful and put pressure on joints as you try to take pain away from the affected area . Corns are smaller than calluses and have a hard centre surrounded by inflamed skin. Corns tend to develop on parts of your feet that don't bear weight , such as the tops and sides of your toes and even between your toes.They can also be found in weight -bearing areas. Corns can be painful when pressed.


Infection occurs through contact , especially in popular locations such as swimming pools, communal shower , changing rooms and gyms or other warm and moist environments.Verruca an infection on the top layer of the skin , caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV)family .The viruses are more likely to cause a verucca when they come into direct contact with skin that is damage or cut .Verrucas are small ,bumpy growths on the soles of the feet . They are white , often with a black dots (blood vessel) on its surface.

Foot care advice

Wash your feet often . Keep feet clean by washing them every day in warm soap water , but don;t soak them , as this mioght destroy your skin;s natural oils. Dry your feet well , moisturise, cut toenails carefully, limit time wearing high heels , wear the right shoes.

Toe Nail Correction

Wilde- Pedique plus is means to restore the toe nail partially or completely thus providing an attractive cosmetic result. Thus the artificial nails feels completely natural since it fits perfectly to the natural nail.


The word orthonyxia is a combination of the greek or latin words Orthos - meaning "correct" and ONYX - meaning "nail". Ingrown toenails are caused by an increasingly curved toenail and the resulting pressure from each side of the nail against the skin. Orthonyxia corrects toenail curvature through the attachment of a spring - like device to the nail.

The advantage of nail bracing:
  • Convenience
  • No pain
  • No recovery

Our philosophy

We want you to feel special, from the moment you step through our clinic. Vital is to get health treatment and advice as soon as possible.