Nail cutting and callus excision

Callosity: treatment

Podiatry treatment usually includes the cutting and cleaning of the nails and the excision of calluses.

The nail constitutes a skin annexe in the form of a horny plate, generally with a convex surface, located in the dorsal region of the last phalanx. The main component is keratin, a protein rich in sulfur.

Its main function is to protect the nail bed from trauma and infection.

A correct cut of the nail helps it to perform its function in the best possible way, thus protecting the sub-nail part from possible external factors that could damage it.

Callosity (hyperkeratosis) means a thickening of the stratum corneum of the epidermis which can be:

Physiological, due to repeated or alternating microtraumas. It appears as a circular, thickened area of ​​greater hardness than normal skin and is pain-free.
Pathological, when there is an abnormal thickening of the horny layer of the skin with painful manifestations. It is due to direct or alternating microtrauma.

It usually forms in correspondence with bony protrusions or areas of excessive load or rubbing: at the dorsal level of the fingers, interdigital (partridge eye), at the sub and/or periungual level (under the nail or in the nail edge) and at the plantar level, under the metatarsal bones, where they can be accompanied by calluses that go deeper, up to the dermis, which are nothing more than taproots.
The perceived sensation is described by patients as nails that prick every time the foot is placed on the ground.

The use of the latest generation rotary systems, such as micromotor and turbine, allows us to perform a work of maximum precision.
The high speed allows us to work without exerting the slightest pressure, thus guaranteeing the patient absolute painlessness.
The jet of cold air, mixed with water, cools the skin causing an anaesthetic action on the affected part and allowing to break down the dust created by the milling, which can be harmful to both the patient and the operator.

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We also carry out home visits if necessary and after consultation with the patient.