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What We Offer

Nail Trimming and Filing

Toe nails are essential for protecting the toes from friction and pressure. Untrimmed nails can grow thicker and begin to resemble claws, making them difficult to trim. This can also be painful when wearing shoes as the long nails may act like a lever, potentially lifting the nail off the nail plate.

Recommended Trimming Guide:

Children & Teens: every 3 weeks
Adults: every 6 weeks
Seniors: every 8 weeks
We also offer fingernail trimming services at Divine Soles.

Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)

Athlete’s foot is a contagious fungal infection that often starts between the toes, causing inflammation, flakiness, and itching. Without early treatment, it can spread to the nails, leading to a fungal infection. Treatment creams, available through your GP or pharmacist, must be applied regularly to be effective.

Fungal Nail Infections

Fungal nail infections are common, contagious, and unlikely to resolve without treatment. Infected nails become yellow or brown, thick, brittle, and flaky. Early treatment can clear the infection relatively quickly, but delays can prolong recovery from 6 months to 2 years. Consistent treatment is necessary to eradicate the fungus. If untreated, the nail may eventually fall off, and the fungus can attack the nail bed, potentially leading to permanent damage or even systemic infection.

Thick Nail Reduction

Thick nails can result from fungal infections or continuous pressure on the nail plate, making it uncomfortable to wear shoes. Reducing the thickness of the nails can alleviate pressure and enhance comfort while walking.

Ingrown Toenails (Onychocryptosis)

Ingrowing toenails occur when the nail is forced into the surrounding soft tissue, either by pressure from tight shoes or improper trimming. This can split the skin and lead to painful infections that require early intervention to prevent complications.

Callus Management

Calluses, thickened skin caused by friction and pressure, typically develop on the balls of the feet and around the toes and heels. These can become painful or crack when dry. Regular reduction and moisturizing treatments can provide relief and prevent further dryness.


Corns are small, painful circles of thickened skin caused by constant pressure, often from ill-fitting shoes. They need to be removed to alleviate pain and prevent the risk of developing ulcers.


Verrucas are warts on the sole of the foot caused by the human papilloma virus. While many resolve with time through the body’s immune response, painful verrucas may require consistent treatment. Verrucas are also highly contagious, especially in wet conditions.

Cracked Heels

Heel fissures occur when the skin around the heel becomes dry and flaky, which can lead to pain and, if untreated, bleeding and infection. Regularly reducing hardened skin and applying moisturizer can help manage this condition.

Diabetic Foot Care

It is crucial for diabetics to maintain a thorough daily foot health routine. This includes inspecting the feet for any signs of sores, redness, cuts, blisters, or bruises, and seeking medical advice if any are found. Daily washing with mild soap and warm water, thorough drying, especially between the toes, and moisturizing with suitable creams are essential preventive measures. Maintaining healthy skin and nails is vital due to the increased risk of infection and slower healing associated with diabetes.