What is General Footcare?

General Footcare is the treatment of primary foot care concerns, including nails, corns, callouses and dry skin.

General Footcare is provided to all ages. Predominantly our general footcare patients are those who can’t reach or see their feet, those with a high-risk condition (eg. diabetes) and those with persistent pressure injuries including corns and callouses.

What is involved in a General Footcare appointment?

At Highett Podiatry a general footcare appointment is effectively a medical grade pedicure, that we call “Podicure”. Our aim is to have your feet healthy and feeling good at the end of your appointment.

Your general footcare appointment will cover:

  • a pre -operative swab ( wipe down ) of your feet with an alcohol based product to clean the area we are about to work on.
  • a thorough visual inspection of your feet, including between the toes to locate any areas of trauma or pressure.
  • palpation of your pedal pulses to ensure your blood flow to your feet is adequate.
  • nail cutting, burring (if required) and filing. Burring is a fast drill that files, thins and shapes the nails.
  • debride (remove) dry skin, calloused areas and corns using a scalpel blade and gentle sanding disc attached to our drill. Please note that this is a completely painless procedure.
  • finish the treatment with an emollient rub / short massage of the feet, to hydrate and smooth the skin.

You should feel like you are “walking on air!!!!”

What is treated during a General Footcare appointment / MEDI PEDI?

There are many conditions that may be addressed and treated during a general foot care appointment, the most common usually being nail trimming, corn removal and callous removal.

Podiatrists do vast levels of training to master the art of cutting nails precisely and have a great understanding of the best way to do this.

Podiatrists also are the best equipped health professionals when comes to the removal of corns and callouses they have extensive experience with scalpels to safely and accurately remove them to reduce pain and discomfort without causing any unnecessary trauma.

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