Pedicure Safety

Podiatrist in Nassau County

Pedicure Safety

Bellmore Podiatrist

People can take a lot of things for granted and the safety during a routine pedicure is one of them. Compared to some of  other alternative procedures people undertake for beauty and health, pedicures appear to be relatively harmless. After all pedicures are simply a foot spa; however consider the fact that the bath you are dipping your foot into was where many other people have dipped their feet. To be fair any decent pedicure service will clean their baths between clients to prevent bacterial infection, but this just begs the point that you must stay vigilant when selecting a pedicure salon..

Having a pedicure is a safe activity when you have careful and qualified people attending you; however, there is a veritable laundry list of things that can go wrong during a pedicure and you owe it to yourself to know the risks before having one. Now among the most common cautionary advisories before having a pedicure is allowing them to clip your toenails, if they attempt to cut the edges of your toenails stop them because this can cause your nail to grow into your skin, so ask them to cut your toenails straight across. When you go to have a pedicure make sure that they’re cleaning their tools before they use them on you otherwise you risk foot infection.

Foot infections are becoming too common a theme in this article, so we may as well break down some of the fungal and bacterial infections associated with pedicures. Cellulitis is probably the most common infection contracted from having a pedicure and what it does is basically make your feet: soft, swollen, and with a feeling of burning and discomfort. Ingrown nails are another issue that we have already touched upon and there’s also the potential of contracting athlete’s foot and ringworm along with many other fungal infections.

If you honestly care about the health of your feet look into seeing a podiatrist, if you live in New York Cherrywood Foot Care in Bellmore can assist you with whatever you require. Cherrywood Foot Care offers everything from surgery to therapy, so have yourself examined and see if you need any foot treatment.