The major parts of the toenail are: the nail itself (nail plate); the matrix, from where the nail grows; the lunula, the white, moon-shaped area at the base of the nail; the nail bed, the tissue on which the nail lies, and the sulcus, the groove at the side in which the nail sits.
Toenail problems may be caused by warts, tumours under the nail, trauma, infection, fungus or poor circulation. Major toenail problems can be caused by incorrectly fitting shoes, which press too tightly on the toenails. Injury, such as bruising under the nail and infection can cause permanent nail deformity.
General nail care aims at restoring your toenails to full health and keeping your feet clean and bacteria free.
Our Podiatrists are happy to help you with your everyday needs for your feet. If you are elderly and cannot reach your toes it is important a Podiatrist aids you in maintaining your foot health.
If you would like to learn more about our services, or have some questions regarding our treatment options in our Mount Lawley clinic, feel free to give us a call.
You can reach us at (08) 9271 8805 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to answer your questions.