Nails and skin care
During a skin and nail care appointment, our trained podiatrists use medical-grade and sterile tools to:
Debride calluses and remove corns
Treat plantar warts
Reduce hard and cracked heels
Trim toenails and reduce the thickness of your toenails
Remove any superficial discolouration of the toenails
Manage ingrown and involuted toenails
Remove any superficial discolouration of the toenails
Clear the areas down the sides of the nails
File any rough nail and skin surfaces
Check for Athlete’s foot or other infection, signs of poor circulation, a non-healing wound, and much more
Ingrown toenails are a condition which commonly affected the big toe, however, can also affect other digits. This is when the corner or the side of the nail grows into the skin of the toe. It can cause by incorrect nail cutting, genetics, wrong footwear, toenail damage or position of the feet (flat feet).
If ingrown toenails are left untreated, the infection can spread to the bone (osteomyelitis) or lead to foot ulcers. Make sure you visit us and the GP straightaway if you have infected ingrown toenails.
Treatment for ingrown toenails can depend on how severe the infection is. For minor ingrown toenail, conservative treatment would be enough. Conservative management involves removal of the side of the nail that is embedded in the side of the toe. Sometimes, local anaesthetic is needed to numb the toe as it can be unbearable to remove that portion of nail. Generally, this type of treatment requires 6 to 8 weekly reviews to ensure the nail edge is growing back normal and not becoming ingrown again.
Ingrown toenail surgery (partial nail avulsion)
For more severe and genetic ingrown toenails, a partial nail avulsion may be necessary. This is where the offending part of the nail is removed, and the nail matrix/root is phenolised (killed) to ensure that part of the nail no longer grows out to stop it from causing more complications.
Onyfix nail bracing
What is Onyfix?
Is an innovative product to retrain involuted and ingrown toenail back to its natural shape during the natural growth process.
Who is Onyfix suitable for?
Onyfix is suitable for children and adults who have recurrent ingrown toenail
Onyfix nail bracing is also suitable for people who have diabetes, are immunocompromised and high risk of complications
Benefits of Onyfix
Rapid pain alleviation
Corrects the nail through physiological growth.
No restrictions on activities such as swimming; running
Can still wear nail polish
Keryflex nail restoration
Keryflex Nail Restoration is a painless, in-clinic application that restores the appearance of natural nails. Our podiatrist will remodel the damaged nail affected by trauma, defects, or fungus by using composite resin and UV light. The composite resin is lightweight, medical-grade gel which creates a flexible, durable and non-porous nail that allows the remaining natural nail to grow.
Benefits of Keryflex nail
Immediate cosmetic enhancement of nail
Unlike rigid acrylic nails, Keryflex nails are flexible and able to bend with the natural movement of toes and feet.
Is non-porous and will not allow moisture to penetrate between the natural nail and the prosthetic nail. This will prevent further fungal infection which is common in acrylic nail
Who is it NOT suitable for?
Individual with peripheral vascular disease
Suspicious pigmented lesions on nails
Pregnant or nursing
People who are allergic to its ingredients.
How does it work?
Once your podiatrist examines your nail and if you are the right candidate for Keryflex. We will trim and clean the nail as much as possible with a burr.
We then apply a bonding agent to the nail and leave it dry for 2 minutes.
After applying the bonding agent, the resin is applied and then hardened with ultraviolet light.
A sealant is applied and cured again with the light for 2 minutes.
The whole process for one nail will take about 20-30 minutes, depending on the condition of your nail
If you have Diabetes, you might be at risk of foot and legs complications. It can have a devastating impact on your ability to feel and the blood flow to your feet. We can help with:
Assess your circulation with a comprehensive doppler and visual assessment of your lower limb.
Check for peripheral neuropathy, a medical term for reducing the ability to feel your feet. Initially, you may start to feel pins and needles, numbness or burning sensation in your feet. As the damage worsens, you may lose sensation in your feet completely. This means you are susceptible to sustain an injury, like a cut or burn without being able to detect it.
Give you home care instructions to reduce the risk of ulcerations and other Diabetes related complications.
At Oran Park podiatry, we have the solutions for all your feet related musculoskeletal conditions. These include but not limited to:
Ankle pain and instability
A biomechanical assessment is conducted when you initially see us for your foot, leg or other pains
This will involve range of motion tests, muscle functional tests, weight bearing assessments and gait (walking) analysis. We also examining your footwear to determine if pain can be exacerbated by your shoes.
Once we have assessed you and determined that you require orthoses, we will provide you with a personalised foot management plan. This plan contains:
Further investigations for provisional diagnosis such as x-ray; ultrasound or scan for leg length difference.
Referral to other specialist or health professionals
Stretching and strengthening exercises
Off the shelf or custom-made orthotics
Other recommendations that will ease your pain quickly
If you have a problem with your foot posture or function, we may use orthotics as part of your treatment and prevention plan.
An orthotic is a medical device use in shoes to correct your foot posture, support, and align your lower limb. It can help to redistribute the pressure on your feet, make it more comfortable for you to walk, run or do other activities.
There are many types of orthotics, prefabricated orthotics, semi-custom or custom-made orthotics. Your podiatrist will conduct a biomechanical assessment on your feet and will make a recommendation on which type of orthotics fit you the most.
Orthotics are never a stand-alone treatment. Your podiatrist will give you a comprehensive management plan that include other treatments such as foot mobilisation techniques, dry needling, and myofascial release, stretching and strengthening exercises and many more.
At Oran Park Podiatry, we use the most advance 3D scanner to capture your feet in the neutral position. This is to ensure your orthotics devices are specifically made for your foot shape and optimise its function.
Children’s feet are different from those of adults, as they are not yet fully formed. There is a misconception when children complain of painful feet or legs, and we think it is “just growing pain” and it will go away with time. It is very important to check with your podiatrist when this happens because there might be an underlying problem that may get worse.
We work extensively with children to help treat a range of children's foot and legs problems, this including:
In-toeing and out-toeing feet
Growing pain (in the heels, knees, and feet)
Hypermobility testing for kids
Toe walking and other unusual walking patterns
Balance and coordination
Knock knees and bowl legs
Children’s sports injuries
Dry needling and deep tissue massage
Dry needling is a treatment where very fine filament sterile needles insert into tissues, to stimulate healing effect. The main goals of dry needling are:
Relax myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscles) to improve function
Assist with pain relief
Improve healing responses
Dry needling is usually done with deep tissue massage to further reduce pain, improve function and range of motion. It can help with ranges of foot pain conditions such as Morton’s Neuroma; Plantar fasciitis (heel pain); Achilles tendonitis; Bunion pain and many others.
Foot Mobilisation Therapy
Foot mobilisation therapy is a type of manual therapy used to improve the foot and ankle function. It does this by release the connective tissue restrictions that interfere with normal joint function.
FMT can be a stand-alone treatment or can be used in conjunction with other therapy such as dry needling; deep tissue massage; stretching and strengthening exercises. It can help with the following conditions:
Osteoarthritis of the feet and ankles
Acute or chronic ankle sprains
We accept GP referrals for DVA cardholders. Simply bring your referral and DVA card on your initial consultation.
We have EFTPOS facilities, we accept VISA and Mastercard. HICAPS is also now available! This means we can claim back all your private health fund on the spot.
All Medicare referrals will be bulk bill. This means that you are allowed up to five visits a year without being out of your pocket.
We also conduct home visits. Please call us for more information.