Solihull West Midlands
Atlas Solihull Chiropody and Podiatry
Foot Healthcare for everyone
Foot Skin Conditions
A verruca is a viral infection of the skin, they appear as a rough bulky area of skin. Tiny black spots are sometimes visible denoting broken capillaries. Pain may be produced on weight bearing and is often described as ‘throbbing’.
Solihull Chiropodist Peter Taylor treats skin conditions of the feet which can be both unsightly and uncomfortable.
Peter who works from the Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Solihull West Midlands provides footcare needs to local people in the Hall Green, Solihull, Shirley, Sheldon, Olton and Acocks Green area of Birmingham.
Children's foot conditions such as verruca's and adults foot complaints like corns, athletes foot and ingrowing toenails can be successfully treated at the Solihull chiropody clinic.
Below are some common skin conditions that patients present at our Solihull clinic with.
A corn is a localised inverted cone shape of hard skin pushing into the underlying dermis. They appear as a dark yellow core of hard, glassy, dense skin usually surrounded by callus. Corns appear on areas of the feet exposed to excess pressure. When subject to pressure a corn can be extremely painful.
Callus is a thickening of the outer layer of the skin. Callus ‘plaque’ forms due to excessive forces exerted on the foot.
Maceration is the softening and breakdown of skin by moisture. Maceration leaves the skin open to penetration by bacteria or fungi. This is often found between the toes. The skin becomes white and moist and is easily removable.
Dry and Cracked heels
Dried and callused skin around the heal results in a loss of elasticity in the skin. This can result in painful cracks appearing which may be deep enough to bleed and possibly become infected.
Tinea Pedis (Athletes Foot)
Tinea pedis is a fungal infection of the skin. Most commonly found between the toes, usually presenting as white, soggy, flaky skin which can be itchy and sore.
Moccasin type tinea pedis presents as red, dry and scaly skin affecting the soles and sides of the feet.