Routine Foot Health

Corns, Calluses and Verrucae

When we walk or stand, our body weight is carried first on the heel and then on the ball of the foot. The skin is thicker here to withstand these pressures. The skin of the foot in response to high pressure, shearing and friction forces can become too thick and cause pain. Consequently, corns and calluses are formed as a protective response. Corns and calluses can appear anywhere on the foot where the skin rubs against a bone, a shoe, or the ground.

Cracked heels are a common problem can be associated with high pressures to the heel area and wearing high or open backed shoes such as flip flops. It can be a source of pain and infection and unsightly. Some medical conditions can predispose to this problem.

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Verrucae are simply warts that are usually found on the toes and soles of your feet. It is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). This virus is contagious, and can only be caught by direct contact where there is a break in the skin. The HPV flourishes in warm, moist environments such as swimming pools, changing room floors and bathrooms.

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Bexley Foot Clinic opening times Address

104 Albert Road
Old Bexley

Bexley Foot Clinic phone Phone

01322 555329

Bexley Foot Clinic opening times Opening Times

MONDAY 18.00 - 21.30
TUESDAY 10.00 - 20.00
THURSDAY 10.00 - 20.00
FRIDAY 10.00 - 16.00
SATURDAY 09.00 - 13.00