Hi! I am a State registered Podiatrist based in Northampton in the Midlands.
After reading through the various comments, these ailments you mention are very familiar to us and if you visited your local podiatrist just once a year we can give you some very helpful advice on preventative measures for your particular foot type.
.i.e. There may be an underlying biomechanical dysfunction causing a particular form of trauma/discomfort and often these trauma incidents can be greatly reduced if not eradicated.
As regards nail deformities ' Toenail Reconstruction' is now available.This allows a disfigured or missing nail to be reconstructed back to it's former shape. This not only results in an improved appearance but gives the nailbed protection whilst the new nail safely grows underneath.
Hope this is helpful to you all.
Posted: 03/04/2009 at 21:29