FOOT CARE IMPORTANCE
Pedicures may not interest you as you probably think painted toenails and pretty feet.
What if I told you I am referring to something so much more….. I will share with you the importance of Foot Care!
As we age, or from an injury our nails change. There are three conditions I want to address.
- Fungus – Is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection goes deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge and become irritated. It does not affect all nails. Left untreated the nail grows thick and grotesque. The yeast can affect different parts of the toe nail, finger nail or skin.
Treatment with a Helius pedicure machine will grind down thick nails and your therapist will cut away all the dead toenail. Note the machine used for this procedure.
Foot Logix Fungus Tincture is a highly recommended at home treatment to use between appointments with a qualified nail and foot care pedicure specialist.
- Ingrown Toe Nails – The great toe takes the blunt of this problem. It can happen on either side of the nail. Cutting down the side of the nail relieves a lot of pressure and with special tools can be filed down favorably. You must have this done regularly by a qualified nail and foot care pedicurist so you will not have to have it cut out.
- Hammer Toes – There is a type of massage and stretching that will prevent hammer toes from becoming a severe source of pain that will one day need to be surgically corrected with putting pins in the affected toe or toes.
Do not allow them to get to that stage. On the onset of this condition see an RMT who has taken the active isolated stretching course so your toes can be stretched effectively and you will learn how to do it as well to maintain the condition of your toes. There are separators to wear to prevent the toes from rubbing each other and over lapping.
This is called Foot care. Geraldine has taken the advanced pedicure course.