Nail cutting and callus removal

Callus: treatment

Podiatric treatment usually includes cutting and cleaning of nails and removal of calluses.

The nail is a horny plate that grows on the back of each finger and toe at its outer end and is usually of a convex surface. The main component is keratin, a sulfur-rich protein. The main component is keratin, a sulfur-rich protein.

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

Proper cutting of the nail helps it perform its functions and protects the sub-nail part from possible external factors that could damage it.

A callus (hyperkeratosis) is referred to as a thickening of the stratum corneum of the epidermis that can be:

Physiological, due to repeated or alternating microtrauma. It is a circular, thickened area of greater hardness than normal skin and causes no pain to the patient.
Pathological, when there is an abnormal thickening of the skin’s stratum corneum with painful symptoms. It is due to direct or indirect microtrauma

It usually forms near bony protrusions or areas of excessive pressure: 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 may be accompanied by a callus that descends deeper into the dermis, which is basically a ‘corn’.
The perceived sensation is described by patients as nails that sting whenever the foot is placed on the ground.

The use of state-of-the-art rotational systems, such as a micromotor and turbine, allows us to perform high-precision work.
The high speed allows us to work without applying any pressure whatsoever, thus ensuring that the patient is absolutely pain-free.
The jet of cold air, mixed with water, cools the skin causing anesthetic action on the affected part and allowing us to break down the dust created by milling, which can be harmful to both the patient and the operator.

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If necessary and upon discussion with the patient, we can arrange home visits.