Onychocryptosis, also known as an ingrown toenail, or unguis incarnatus is a common form of nail disease.
It is an often painful condition in which the nail grows so that it cuts into one or both sides of the paronychium or nail bed.
This condition has been found only in shoe-wearing cultures and does not occur in habitually barefoot people since it requires downward pressure on the nail by a shoe.
Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a condition that occurs when a microscopic fungus enters either a fingernail or toenail. Fungal infections occur in toenails more often than in fingernails.
Anyone can get nail fungus, but infections are more common in people over the age of 60.
For people who have diabetes or a weakened immune system, nail fungus can present serious risks.
The importance of keeping your toes nails trimmed and more importantly have it done by a professional.
Athlete’s foot is a common condition caused by a fungal infection. An itchy red rash develops in the spaces between your toes. As well as being itchy, the skin in the affected area may be scaly, flaky and dry.
Corns and Calluses
Gosforth Podiatry Corns are small circles of thick skin that usually develop on the tops and sides of toes or on the sole of the foot. However, they can occur anywhere.
Women often get them if they've been wearing badly fitting shoes or spent a lot of time standing during the day.
Gosforth Podiatry Orthotics - also known as foot orthoses, are custom, made to measure insoles which assist in balancing the bio mechanical inadequacies of the foot.
They are very helpful in conditions such as flat foot, shin splints, plantar fasciitis etc., etc.