In short

Foot Care

What is it?

The podiatrist offers a complete foot care of the skin and nails of the feet in order to remove the build-up of callus (dead skin), corns, soft corns, heel cracks, ingrown toenails and thick nails.

Just as we go to the dentist to remove the build-up of tartar on the teeth, we can go to the podiatrist for the following:

  • Professional “cleaning” of excess dead skin
  • In depth excision of plantar corns
  • Cutting and thinning of nails
  • Relief of ingrown nails
For who?
  • Calluses, corns, thick dead skin
  • Corns, soft corns
  • Thickened nails, difficult to cut
  • Ingrown nails
  • Nail fungus (Onychomycosis)
  • Cracks under the feet, and on the heels
  • General maintenance of the skin and nails
  • Prevention of complications and foot sores in diabetics
Earnings
  • Professional medical care to maintain the health of your feet
  • Use of sterilized instruments
  • Use of a blade by a professional for a more precise debridement which allows to completely remove the core of the corns
  • Get advice on hygiene and foot health
How does the treatment work?
  1. Hydrotherapy session:

    Foot bath with air jets in a medical grade stainless steel tank.

  2. A Brief examination of the feet:

    Inspection of the skin, nails and general health of the patient's feet. As appropriate, additional medications or evaluations may be recommended.

  3. Treatment of the skin and nails:

    Cutting and thinning of nails, removal of corners of sensitive nails, excision and sanding of calluses and dead skin, resection of corns, etc.

  4. Finishing:

    Uniform sanding of the skin, application of dressings for comfort and of moisturizing cream.

Myth!
Removing calluses under the feet stimulates the skin to create more!

Receiving a foot care every 1 to 3 months does not stimulate the production of calluses. This popular belief rather refers to people who use a foot scraper on the calluses and a pumice stone regularly, or even every day. This excessive friction of the stone can actually stimulate the skin to thicken.

In addition, a thick accumulation of calluses stimulates the production of calluses. In fact, it increases the pressure locally on the skin by 20 to 30%. This is why it is better to remove the calluses when they get too thick!

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