Foot Issues Are Nothing To Be Embarrassed AboutNov 28, 2022
Athlete’s foot, cracked heels, brittle and discoloured toenails, smelly feet, verrucae… There are numerous foot problems that have a tendency to make people feel embarrassed.
If you develop an issue with your feet that makes you self-conscious, you might be tempted to keep it a secret rather than seek expert help from a podiatrist/chiropodist.
The trouble is, of course, that ignoring the problem won’t make it go away.
Instead of keeping any foot problems hidden, come and see our fantastic podiatry team for advice and treatment. There’s really no need to feel embarrassed – here’s why…
Foot Problems are More Common than You Think
If you have troublesome toes or are struggling with your soles, for example, rest assured that you’re definitely not alone.
There are many common foot conditions. We regularly treat all of them and more at Achilles Foot Clinics.
Around 25% of the population is suffering from a fungal nail infection at any given time. This foot problem, which makes nails thick, yellowish and crumbly, is linked to another widespread issue: athlete’s foot. Despite the name, itchy, frustrating athlete’s foot infections don’t just affect sporty individuals (though the fungus thrives in sweaty socks and trainers). Athlete’s foot fungus often spreads from the skin to toenails, leading to fungal nail infections.
Verrucae (also known as verrucas) are another highly contagious, common foot complaint. HPV, the virus that causes these unpleasant warts, spreads so easily that people can catch it simply by walking barefoot over the same floor as someone who’s already infected. That’s why school changing rooms can be verruca hotspots. One in three youngsters will get a verruca.
Another common foot problem people don’t like to talk about is foot odour, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Feet have more sweat glands per inch than any other part of the body, so it’s no wonder they’re prone to being smelly. Foot odour occurs when bacteria break down sweat; for up to 15% of people, the smell is pungent. Feet sweat a great deal during childhood, adolescence and pregnancy, in particular, which can exacerbate the problem.
Many foot issues are widespread – but even if yours is uncommon, you can visit our foot experts feeling confident that you won’t be presenting them with a condition they don’t have a detailed understanding of or haven’t seen before. Our expertise encompasses all aspects of foot health.
Our Professional, Friendly Podiatrists Put Patients at Ease
Another reason to feel confident when you book an appointment with South Dublin Podiatry Clinic is that all our podiatrists meet stringent professional standards. Looking after your feet is our passion, as well as our profession.
We’re always eager to help and never judgemental.
Effective Chiropody Treatments Banish Embarrassing Symptoms
All our consultations, treatment sessions and aftercare appointments take place in a safe and pleasant environment. We’re diligent and discreet, so you’ll soon forget any feelings of embarrassment.
With so many effective chiropody services available at our foot clinics, from routine chiropody care to microwave therapy for verrucae, you can enjoy relief from foot problems sooner than you might expect.
Overcome Foot Problems at South Dublin Podiatry.
At our Clinic, you can receive the professional treatment, advice and reassurance needed to overcome ‘embarrassing’ foot problems.
Take your first step towards better foot health – contact South Dublin Podiatry today!
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