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Psoriasis is a common skin condition characterised by thickened areas of the skin. The condition causes plaques of skin to build up and can often affect areas of the feet. Psoriasis can also cause flakey, brittle, or thickened nails which can be hard to manage or unsightly.

Woman with psoriasis in Totnes, South Devon

What can Podiatrists like us do to help with psoriasis?

Here at Footworks Podiatry, Totnes, we provide routine nail care to help prevent the thickening of nails or ingrown toenails.

 

We can restore thickened and damaged toenails with Wilde-Pedique – an elastic UV gel that moulds to your natural nail impression to reconstruct missing parts of your nail. This looks like a normal, healthy toenail while your existing nail grows naturally underneath. It not only helps improve the appearance of your nails throughout the summer months but is also
great for any special occasions where you feel your nails will be on show. You can find out more about Wilde-Pedique Nail Reconstruction here.

Our podiatrists in Totnes can also assist with any secondary symptoms that may occur as a result of psoriasis. It is possible to develop psoriatic arthritis which causes the affected joints to become swollen, stiff, and painful. In this instance, it is important to perform a biomechanical assessment where our expert Podiatrists can assess and work to offload or improve the function of the affected joints.

If you are concerned about Psoriasis affecting your feet get in touch to see how we can help you.