Posts for: August, 2013
Are you diabetic and you have never had a pedicure for fear of infection? That is a very real fear and one you are smart to be concerned about. At Foot & Ankle Centers, Dr. William Cohen sees many diabetic patients who have very serious complications from diabetes so he knows how important it is to be very careful with diabetic feet. At the Nail Spa at FAC we offer a diabetic pedicure that doesn't use hot towels as we understand that neuropathy is a very real complication of diabetes and we would never want to risk any kind of burn, etc. We take all of the necessary precautions with cleanliness by surgically sterilizing all instruments, using a disposable nail tub, and only using files and buffers on each individual client. The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota (mayoclinic.com), a world renowned medical center, wrote this article about diabetes and pedicures that also references being extremely careful about your pedicures, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes-and-pedicures/MY00537 .
Call our nail spa today at 615.425.0668 to schedule your appointment for a diabetic pedicure or a manicure. You'll be glad you did!
- Take the time to care for your nails
- Stop biting or picking at your nails
- Use a nail hardener to protect nails from splitting and peeling
- Vitamin E supplements keep nails growing long and strong
- Pastels and neutrals go the distance on longer and round nails
- Dark shades of nail polish look best on short, squared nails
- Apply a moisturizer to your nails every night to reduce evaporation of water
- A weekly manicure can do wonders for your nails and cuticles
- Pushing the cuticles back can stimulate new growth
- A monthly pedicure can save your feet from a world of complications
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Often the phone will ring at our office and a patient will be complaining of a bump near their big toe joint. More often than not this is something called a bunion. A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe that forms when your big toe pushes up against your other toes, forcing your big toe joint in the opposite direction. It can often become painful over time and become red and swollen. High heeled and/or pointy toed shoes can often aggravate the condition. Some people can get a bunion on the outside of the foot near the 5th digit ("pinky toe") called a bunionette or tailor's bunion. Some conservative measures can be done like wearing lower heeled shoes, a wider toe-box, and/or orthotics. If these treatments don't work surgical correction may be an option. Call our office anytime for a consultation at (615)662-6676 if your foot is hurting. Learn more in our latest newsletter by clicking here: