“My nails are so disgusting, ugly and thick. I can't cut them and I am so embarrassed by them that I hide them away from all my friends and family. Even in the summer and when I go on holiday I cannot wear my sandals."
Does the above sound familiar? This is a common problem, but rest assured that with the correct treatment your nails can be improved. Some people are born with thick discoloured nails, where as others inherit them through poor footwear or as a result of having an accident.
Here at Podiatry Station we start this treatment by asking your full medical history, which includes finding out about any health conditions you have, all medication you are taking, and any other ongoing mental or physical problems you are experiencing. This will allow us to assess if any current conditions or medications could causing the toenail problem. For example, if you are undergoing Chemotherapy, then we expect your nails to be black and thickened.
Your nails are a representation of your general health. Changes in the nail, such as discoloration, thickening or the sudden appearance of a black line can signal health problems. This can include liver and kidney disease, heart and lung conditions, anaemia, and Diabetes. These sudden changes in health status can often result in nail problems, including but not restricted to, changes in colour, shape and/or thickness, swelling of the skin around the nails, bleeding or discharge, and pain.
The nail care we provide includes all the nails being cut, physically thinned down and filed. All the toenail’s sulci (sides) are also checked and cleared. The soles of your feet are inspected for any other problems that may need our attention. The treatment is completed by hydrating the skin with our foot balm.
As nail care is an ongoing requirement and often needs to be done approximately every 6-8 weeks, we offer a reduced price for regular clinic visits. Please view our prices page for more details or call us to find out more.