General Nail Care

 General Nail Care

What is General Nail care?

 General Nail Care

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.

How to look after your nails

 General Nail Care
  • Trim toenails straight across to a length just below the end of the toe. Do not round off the corners – this can cause ingrown toenails
  • Use a strong pair of nail clippers
  • After clipping, smooth nails with a file or emery board, using downward strokes
  • Wear only properly fitted shoes, not short or narrow ones
  • Wash feet regularly, especially between the toes, and dry thoroughly
  • Wear socks or stockings that are not too restrictive

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.

 General Nail Care
 General Nail Care
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