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Below are a few common issues with feet that we’ve come across,

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Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail (also known as onychocryptosis) occurs when the nail grows sideways into the toe, and not outward. The result is pain in the side of the toe. The big toe is most commonly affected. It can be caused by any situation that interferes with the proper outward growth of the nail, such as improper trimming of the nail or incorrect footwear. Very often it is also the result of severe toenail fungal infection that weakens the nail structure and due to tight footwear, an ingrown toenail appears.

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Nail Fungal Infection

Nail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a condition in which one or more of the nails of the fingers or toes become infected with fungal organisms. This causes a yellowing or other discoloration of the nail as the fungus moves deeper into the tissue. Nail fungus can be painful and may eventually lead to the separating of the nail and nail bed, a condition known as onycholysis. Toenails are particularly susceptible to infection because they are often kept in warm, moist environments in which these microscopic organisms thrive. At Chiropody Center we are using the latest laser technology treatment developed in Germany. Light from the laser filters through the nail and the adjacent tissue. Pigment in the fungi absorbs the light, heating it and harming the organism. The elimination of fungus will allow your nail to grow normally.

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Warts / Verrucae

Warts that occur on the bottom of your feet are called plantar warts. Often they occur on the areas of the foot that experience the most pressure, such as the ball of your foot or the heel. Because of the increased pressure to those areas from walking and physical activity, plantar warts in these areas often penetrate deep into the tissue and can be very painful. Warts are caused by a virus known as human papilloma virus, or HPV. They can be spread in moist environments such as public showers, locker rooms and swimming areas, but not everyone who comes in contact with a plantar wart will develop one. Genetic predisposition and stress can increase your risk of developing warts on your feet. 

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Callus, Cornea and Corns

A callus, or tyloma, on the foot is caused from repeated pressure and friction, leading to the build up of thickened skin. The callus, which maybe hard, dry or cracked, acts to protect the area underneath it. A corn is a built up of callous at a very particular area, mostly at the outside of the little toe or under the metatarsal area (middle part of the foot). The part of the corn that is visible is much bigger than the inside part. Pressure that get at the corn will accumulate to the bottom of the corn and presses on the bone’s skin (periost) .This nerve packed bone skin gets inflamed and that’s what we feel as the pain of a corn.

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Bunions

A bunion occurs when the joint at the base of your big toe becomes enlarged, sore and swollen. Your big toe may start to angle toward your second toe, or move underneath it. Women are most affected by bunions, which are often caused by wearing narrow, tight shoes, or high heels. A bunionette occurs on the other side of the foot, near your small toe, and is much smaller than a bunion.

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Inhouse Custom Made Orthotics

Our Doctors are experts in Bio-mechanics, the podiatrists at Chiropody Center take a scan of your feet and create custom inserts to treat your feet and joints. Each orthotic exactly matches the contour of each foot. We make orthotics for adults, kids, diabetics, athletes and for everyday use. Orthotics may protect the tender areas of your foot from the wear and tear of constant use. Even if your foot problem is best treated by surgery, orthotics may delay the need for surgery and help maintain your surgical correction afterwards. In our own workshop we only use materials made in Germany and guarantee highest quality standards. 

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Hammer Toe

A hammer toe is a toe that is deformed, with the end of the toe bending downwards. It usually affects the second, third or fourth toe, and appears to look like a claw. A corn may form on the top of the toe, and a callus may form underneath it. It may be caused by a muscle imbalance or by poorly fitting shoes, when toes are unable to be fully extended. A flexible hammer toe can be manually straightened out while a rigid hammer toe cannot be pulled straight.

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Neuromas

A hammer toe is a toe that is deformed, with the end of the toe bending downwards. It usually affects the second, third or fourth toe, and appears to look like a claw. A corn may form on the top of the toe, and a callus may form underneath it. It may be caused by a muscle imbalance or by poorly fitting shoes, when toes are unable to be fully extended. A flexible hammer toe can be manually straightened out while a rigid hammer toe cannot be pulled straight.

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Foot Odor & Sweating

When sweat gets trapped inside shoes, the result can be foot odor, an embarrassing and uncomfortable condition. The foot has more sweat glands than any other part of the body, and that sweat isn’t easily absorbed due to the wearing of socks and shoes. Bacteria can grow which causes an odor. The medical term for sweaty feet is hyperhidrosis, while the term for smelly feet is bromhidrosis.

A topical ointment, cream, powder or spray can be applied daily to reduce to the growth of the odor-causing bacteria. Other procedures using an electric current or botulinum injection may be indicated to decrease the amount of sweating.

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Athlete’s Foot

More than half the population will at one time or another develop athlete’s foot, a fungal infection on the skin of the feet. It causes itching, burning or scaling of the skin, especially between the toes or on the soles. Also known as tinea pedis, it affects men more than women, and it becomes more common with older age. Excessive moisture and lack of airflow around the feet predispose people to infection with the fungus. To decrease your chances of contracting athlete’s foot, avoid walking barefoot in public locker rooms and showers, keep feet clean, dry and in shoes that allow ventilation. Many business professionals wearing leather shoes for most of the day are suffering the most from athletes foot, as well as school children asked to wear closed, leather shoes as part of their daily school Uniform. 

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Laser Hair Removal

We offer full body laser hair removal treatments for men and women. Hair removal has always been considered a beauty ritual in the same way with make-up and keeping fit, and not just the convenience of permanent hair prompts women to this treatment but also the desire to feel always beautiful.  This treatment is safe, efficient and painless.

It is very effective for the treatment of unwanted hair, since it is able to slow its growth until the gradual disappearance. It’s a safe technique, quick and painless and can be done on all parts of the face and body.

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Other Treatments

Other common treatments include:

Sesamoiditis: The sesamoid is a small bone under the ball of the foot. It can become strained in repetitive activities that place pressure on the ball of the foot or involve repeated upward flexion of the big toe.

Foot Ulcers: Patients with diabetes are prone to the development of foot ulcers. After years of elevated blood sugar, both nerves and small blood vessels in the feet are damaged.

Charcot Foot: Charcot foot is a chronic foot condition that is found in conditions that cause loss of sensation in the foot, most commonly diabetes. As a result of the loss of sensation, the foot is unable to maintain its normal structure, and the bones of the foot and ankle collapse.

Gout: Gout is painful inflammation of a joint as a result of built up of crystals within the joint.

Plantar Fasciitis: The thick tissue on the bottom of the foot (the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed and irritated, making it difficult to walk.

Heel Spur: A heel spur is an extension of the heel bone that extends into the tissue directly in front of the heel. It is most often a result of chronic plantar fasciitis.

Sprains and Fractures: Tendons are the connective tissue that connects bones to each other and holds them together. When these become strained or torn, often as a result of being hit or twisted, the result is a sprain.

Shin Splints: Shin splints refers to pain along the shins, or the front of the leg between the knee and ankle.

Our Team

Jörg (George) Stöbel

Podiatrist

Founder of the first independent Chiropody Center in the entire Gulf region in 1995 in Jumeirah, Dubai.

Dr. Sami Tabib

Podiatrist

Dr. Sami joined Chiropody Center in 2005 and ever since he became the leading Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) in the UAE.

Kaoutar El Abed

Podiatrist

Kaoutar joined our team in 2007 and graduated as a podiatrist from Belgium in 2002.

Susan Voigt

Podiatrist

Susan is a German Board qualified medical Chiropodist and joined Chiropody Center in 2012.

Isabelle Agbon

Laser Hair Technician & Massage Therapist

Isabelle ia a German board qualified beautician, Physio and Laser specialist.

Julietta Carlos

Laser Hair Technician

Julietta joined us in 2008. She is a graduated Philipino nurse as well and holds a DHA registered Laser Hair removal technician License.

Shaolin Conception

Laser Hair Technician

Shaolin joint Chiropody Center in 2008. She is a graduated Phillipino nurse and a DHA registered Laser Hair removal technician

Kimberly Buenacosa

Receptionist

Kim represents our company as the first person to get in touch with Chiropody Center.

Rene Arquisola

Receptionist

Rene is our man for all situations. He joined Chiropody Center in 2016 and we are so happy to have him with us.

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