Posts for: May, 2018

By Dr. Shabana Chowdhury-Britto, DPM
May 29, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: podiatrist   pedicure   toenail fungus  
 
Now that the weather is getting warmer, we are more inclined to take out our sandals to show off our freshly done pedicures. But before running to the nearest nail salon be informed and well aware of certain business practices that might affect the health of your feet.
 
Always go to a salon that uses clean instruments for each client. Nail salons are notorious for spreading toenail fungus. Going to a salon that autoclaves and sterilizers packs sets of tools ensure you that the salon is not reusing contaminated instruments. Not only does is prevents the spread of toenail fungus, it is also a hygienic practice. Many salons also place a sterile covering on the footbath as another measure to prevent the spread of the fungus. 
 
Some may think that bringing in your own nail polish to the salon may also be a way to prevent the spread of toenail fungus, however, studies have shown that chances of getting fungus from sharing nail polish are actually quite low. This is due to the solvents in nail polish being chemically toxic to microorganisms by degrading their cell walls within seconds of contact. In fact, having freshly painted nails actually prevents colonization of microbes to the nails due to the antimicrobial benefit of the solvents in nail polish. Chipped nail polish can actually harbor bacteria that may raise the chance of infection when paired with pushing or cutting of the cuticles. So don’t be afraid to choose the polish from the salon when are you are there for your weekly pedicure. 
 
Also, try to steer clear from callus debridement from nail salons. Since the nail technicians are not medically trained, many of them confuse warts with calluses. Warts, just like fungus, are very contagious and may be difficult to treat. To be safe, have your calluses checked by a podiatrist who can inform you of the underlying cause of this skin thickening.
 
Now that you are well informed about hygienic practices of nail salons, don’t be afraid to show off your beautiful pedicures in all your summer shoewear.

By Dr. Evan Vieira
May 21, 2018
Category: Orthotics
Tags: podiatrist   Foot Care   Orthopedist  

                   


An orthopedist is a doctor who treats the musculoskeletal system.  They treat any part of the human body, and can give injections, prescribe therapy and do surgical procedures.

A podiatrist is a doctor who treats all the systems of the feet and ankles.  This means they can take care of nails, vascular issues, neurological problems as well as musculoskeletal issues all involving the feet.  A podiatrist receives specific and intensive training in all foot and ankle related issues. 

This specific and intensive training allows them to become experts in a wide and vast array of foot and ankle related issues.  Being highly specialized also exposes podiatrists to often rare or uncommon issues that may affect the human foot.  

If you have a foot or ankle issue please call us today to get and expert opinion from one out are amazing DPMs.




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