Good foot health is essential for overall well-being. Poor foot health can lead to various problems, including pain and discomfort, limited mobility, poor balance and increased risk of falls. It can also result in other medical issues due to the strain on different body parts caused by improper support or alignment. Taking good care of the feet is essential for overall health and well-being.
An ingrown toenail is very common. It is reported that 20 out of 100 people consult doctors because of ingrown toenails. It will likely occur in people with wide and curved toenails, but anyone can get an ingrown one. Plantar warts are also a common affliction of the feet. A virus causes it and can be painful if grown in an area with pressure or friction. Plantar warts should be treated to avoid further irritation, pain, and infection.
Ingrown toenails happen when the corners of the nail grow into the surrounding nail’s soft flesh. It is due to various factors, including wearing ill-fitting shoes, inappropriate nail trimming and nail plate trauma. It can be painful and makes it difficult to wear shoes.
Treatment for ingrown toenails includes conservative and surgical methods. These treatments make precise cuts to remove the problem and prevent the recurrence of the nail portion. Partial nail avulsion (PNA) only removes the affected area. It leaves the healthy portion intact, while total nail avulsion (TNA) removes all the parts of the affected toenail allowing new and healthy growth without recurrence.
Foot warts or medically known as plantar warts are lesions that occur on feet due to infection from Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The virus enters the small cracks on the skin, resulting in plantar warts. HPV is contagious and spreads through contact with the wart. Its treatment includes cryotherapy, chemical treatment and sharps debridement.
The podiatrist, a foot specialist who addresses foot and nail conditions, treats these problems. The Rehab Centre in Singapore provides a wide range of services for optimal functioning, including podiatry. A one-stop centre for rehabilitation needs that fully pledged to achieve functional goals. Daniel provides their podiatry services, the only SGH Podiatrist certified in clinical education, awarded by the Academic Medicine Education Institute. Achieving the SGH CEO Service Award, he earned the highest possible recognition for consistently high-quality patient service.
For achieving optimal foot health, visit The Rehab Centre at Bukit Timah Plaza, Singapore. They can also be reached through email at [email protected] or contact +65 6980 7720.
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