Pedicure safety is very important for the health of your feet. Giving yourself a pedicure at home can risk an infection if not done correctly. A few basic pedicure tips can help you prevent significant complications from your pampering.
Clip your toenails straight across, so you leave the edges intact. This helps prevent ingrown toenails. Don’t clip your cuticles at all, since they help protect you from infections. Use a pumice stone very gently to smooth out your calluses after you’ve washed your feet and ankles. Apply moisturizer to your skin and your nails. Always disinfect your pedicure tools after using them.
If you have diabetes, doing your own pedicure is a bad idea. Your feet have an increased risk for infections and damage.
Spider veins can be caused by a variety of factors, but the most common is veins that have become weak and are unable to prevent blood from flowing back into them. During the aging process, the venous system will often deteriorate making the appearance of spider veins more likely. Excess pressure on the veins due to pregnancy, obesity, or even long periods of standing and/or sitting can also play a role in their development.
In some cases, family history does play a role. If heart issues or clotting issues run in your family, you may be more affected. Trauma, exposure to the sun, and even changes in hormones (such as menopause) can result in the development of spider veins.
The appearance of spider veins can cause concern and embarrassment in some cases. However, there are ways to combat them.
At Dallas Podiatry Works, we use the Q Clear Laser to treat spider veins. This painless laser treatment can greatly reduce the appearance of these thin, web like veins.
While it may take multiple initial treatments to address the affected areas, the veins typically disappear for good. However, new spider veins may appear over time. If this is the case, then a patient may choose to repeat treatment.
Prevention methods can be used to decrease the likelihood of reappearance of spider veins. Exercising daily will help with improved circulation and maintaining a healthy weight. Even changing your position often at work will help. A healthy, low-sodium diet can also assist in maintaining a healthy circulatory system.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
Dallas Office: 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 280, Dallas, TX 75251
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