Ingrown Toenails, How Do You Prevent Them?

Ingrown toenails are very frustrating, can be very sore and in some cases can get infected and need medical attention. They may even require a dose of antibiotics. Here are a few tips to prevent ingrown toenails. 1. Cut your nails straight across, do not cut them with a curve. 2. Do not pick at […]

Psoriasis of the Nails

Psoriasis of the nails can affect the fingernails and also the toe nails, in most cases it is mild and doesn’t cause much of a problem for the person affected, but in some cases can be a bigger issue for people. Psoriasis of nails can affect each individual to a different degree but can cause: […]

How Does PACT Work Against Fungal Nails?

PACT is a treatment we do at Podiatry HQ to help treat fungal nails, it is a photodynamic therapy that is safe and painless. How does PACT work? PACT is a photodynamic therapy, the interaction between the light and the photosensitive agents (PACT gel) work to produce an energy transfer and local chemical effect. This […]

Are Your Toenails Yellow, Thick and Crumbly?

Have you noticed that your toenails have started to turn yellow, brittle, crumbly or thick recently? These are the most common and visible signs of a toenail fungal infection. Who is most at risk? You are most likely to develop a fungal nail infection if you: Wear artificial nails Have spa pedicures or shellac nails […]

Worried about bunions? You need to read this now!

What exactly are bunions? A bunion, also known as Hallux Valgus Deformity (HAV), is a progressive disease that commonly affects females more than males. Bunions will occur at the base of the big toe joint. Typically, it has been found that the big toe moves slowly towards the second toe. As a result of the […]

How To Get Rid Of Fungal Nails With Household Objects?

Fungal nails are more common than you would imagine. If you have been a victim of this condition, you would know exactly how difficult it is to get rid of! Fungal Infections can affect people of all ages and it’s usually contracted in communal areas that are warm, dark and moist. The infection presents as […]

Proper Nail Care

The most common problem that we see at Medical Pedicure is the “hacked” nail or the nail that was trimmed incorrectly.  Quite often, this manifests in an ingrowing toe nail due to a piece of pointy nail left on the edge of the nail which digs into the skin surrounding the toe nail.  So painful […]

Why a Medical Pedicure

As a Podiatrist I often see, many preventable foot related conditions. Now that summer is over, many toe nail polishes are coming off, the curse of the toe nail fungal infection is ever present. Whilst I do believe that foot care is extremely important (just like brushing your teeth), the places where you go to […]

Killer High Heels Causing Pain?

Killer High Heels Causing Pain? Developed by podiatrists, our high heel orthotics represent the ultimate in walking comfort! Our orthotic insoles are flexible and fit in most types of women’s fashion shoes, including pumps, court shoes, sandals or boots with low to medium high heel.  DID YOU KNOW? Walking in heels means most of your […]