Urea Foot Creams

The urea based foot creams are very helpful to manage a range of skin conditions that affect the foot. The higher concentrations of urea allow the ‘sloughing’ off of the drier flakes of skin and the lower concentrations of urea allow to more moisture to be retained in the skin.

Useful Resources:

Walker’s 15% and 25% Urea Foot Cream
The Effectiveness of the urea based creams
Should you use the 15% or 25% Walker’s Urea Foot Cream
Walkers Urea Foot Cream
What is the best concentration of urea for a good foot cream?
What foot cream do you recommend?

Onychophosis

Onychophosis is the most common cause of pain in the nail sulcus. It is commonly mistaken for an ingrown toe nail. The pressure from the nail results in a build of of skin and it is that thicker skin in the nail groove that causes the pain.

The treatment of onychophosis usually will need the skills of a podiatrist to expertly debride the callused nail groove and remove the painful skin.

Resources:
Not an ingrown toenail? (Podiatry Experts)
Onychophosis (PodiaPaedia)
Ingrown nail or Onychophosis? (Croydon Total Footcare)
The side of the toenail hurts, but its not ingrown (Podiatry FAQ)

Laser Therapy for Onychomycosis

Laser therapy uses the high intensity light to try and destroy the fungal elements in toenail onychomycosis.

Most Useful Resources:
Laser treatment for nail fungus (Podiatry Arena)
Laser Therapy for Onychomycosis (PodiaPaedia)
Laser Therapy (Podiatry TV)
Laser treatment for toenail fungus (Podiatry Update)
New Laser for fungal nails (Foot Health Friday)
My Advice for Nail Laser Treatment (Running Injury Advice)
What is everyone opinion of laser treatment for nail fungus? (Podiatry Experts)
Laser Onychomycosis (Foot Health Forum)

Duct Tape for Warts

Duct tape has many practical uses and it has been advocated for the use of treating warts or verrucae by occluding the area. Teh clinical trials show that it does not work too well.

Most Useful Resources:
Duct Tape (PodiaPaedia)
Duct Tape for Warts? (Foot Health Friday)
Duct tape does not work for Warts or VP’s (Podiatry Arena)
Duct Tape (Foot Health Forum)

Corns on Toes

Corns develop on the toes when the medium to long term pressure on an area. The skin thickens in response to that pressure, but becomes so thick that it becomes painful. The only way to permanently get rid of corns is to remove that cause.

Most Useful Resources:
Corns on Toes (Foot Health Forum)
Painful corn on toe (Foot Health Forum)
Corn on toe(Foot Health Forum)
Foot Corns & Callus (hyperkeratosis) (ePodiatry)
Corns on the Toes (Dr the Foot)
What causes corns on the toes? (Foot Health Friday)

Ectopic Toe Nails

Ectopic Toe Nails are nails that develop in areas of the toe or foot that they are not supposed to grow in.

Most Useful Resources:
Ectopic Foot Nails (PodiaPaedia)
Ectopic Foot Nails (Podiatry Arena)