Medical Pedicures by a Chiropodist
Many people associate pedicures with a luxurious spa treatment, but they can also be an important part of maintaining foot health. Pedicures can help prevent the buildup of calluses and corns, which can be uncomfortable and even painful. But for those with foot conditions such as diabetes, circulation issues, or neuropathy, pedicures can be risky and potentially harmful if not done by a qualified professional.
This is where a medical pedicure, performed by a licensed Chiropodist, comes in. A Chiropodist is a healthcare professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They are trained to identify and treat foot problems, as well as provide preventative care. Additionally they are held to a higher standard of care and insure proper sterilization techniques are used.
During a medical pedicure, the Chiropodist will use specialized tools and techniques to gently remove dead skin, calluses, and corns, without causing damage to the surrounding tissue. They will also trim and shape the toenails. And during the procedure the Chiropodist will inspect your feet for any signs of infection or other problems, and provide advice on how to maintain foot health. They may also recommend additional treatments such as ingrown nail surgery or wart removal when necessary.