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What is chiropody?

It is known as the set of “manuals Techniques treating ailments and diseases affecting the feet”.

What is verrucae plantar?

Plantar warts (verrucae plantar) are benign skin lesions usually occur in areas of pressure areas. They are whitish in colour and usually have a rough appearance.

What do we understand as ingrown toenail?

It is a very painful process in which the nail grows into the flesh of the edge of the nail, causing pain, inflammation and sometimes infection of the nail folds. It occurs most often at the big toe and can affect one or both toes.

What is onychomycosis?

Onychomycosis is referred to a nail infection caused by a fungus. Onychomycosis is not only a cosmetic problem, but is affecting as well the health and the quality of life of patients.

What is a common fungal infection?

Under the term of common fungal infection (Dermatomycosis) are all fungal infection of the skin summarized.

How do I know if I have athlete’s foot?

There are a number of signs and symptoms, easy observable, that make us suspect of the presence of fungal infection in the foot:

  • Bad smell
  • Burning or intense itching
  • Small blisters, cracks or peeling skin between the toes, most often in the space between 4th and 5th toe
  • Sole desquamation, entire or in the medial arch area

When should I take my child to a podiatrist?

  • It often complains about pain in the heels, knees or legs
  • It often falls
  • It diverts one or both feet when walking
  • It walks with the feet inward
  • It walks on the toes or ball of the foot
  • It complains of itching or burning sensation in the feet, toes and nails
  • It presents some alteration in the toes placement