MD Podiatrist Discusses Pedicures

It’s officially sandal season. Everyone should be getting a pedicure on a regular basis. According to podiatrist Daniel D. Michaels, DPM, MS, DABFAS, regular foot care is important for your overall health. “A lot of diseases actually manifest themselves in the feet,” he says. “If you don’t take care of your feet, and you lose the ability to walk without pain, it can really impede your life.”

 

Depending on how fast your toenails grow, you can get a pedicure as often as you want, as long as it’s done safely. “The average person should get one at least once a month,” says Dr. Michaels, but more power to you if you want to go more often. To make sure the place you’re going is good, make sure they always use instruments from a new, unopened package for each procedure, that you can clearly see the license of the person performing your treatment, and that they should never attempt to cut out or remove an ingrown toenail (“it’s not in their scope of practice,” he says.)

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The Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC Team

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