Advanced Foot Care
Foot care is important for us all, and some of us need professional help. We pride ourselves for being more than another foot care service! Our goal is to leave you happy, which is why we are able to guarantee our service. We use only top professional products for all your foot care needs. Who else is able to make you that offer?
Did you know that the average person walks more than 10,000 steps each day? Our ability to stay active and mobile is directly linked to the health of our feet. As we age, each of us has unique problems and challenges with our feet that may require a professional Foot Care Nurse, with a personal touch, to fix these issues and monitor them over time.
Routine foot care treatment includes:
· Routine Assessment of the feet
· Referrals and recommendations as needed
· Toenail trimming
· Filing treatment of corns and calluses
· Moisturizing foot rub
· Health education
Professional In-Home Foot Care with a personal touch. We offer quality, non-invasive treatment of:
· Thick, Discolored Nails
· Ingrown, or involuted Toenails
· Corns, Calluses
· Heel Fissures
· Hammer Toe Pain
· Plantar Fasciitis
Our Safety Protocol
We will trim your toe nails, and work at reducing any skin and nail anomalies with each visit. We maintain the highest hygienic standards and sterilize all of our equipment after each use to ensure your comfort and safety.
It is recommended to have your toenails trimmed every 4-6 weeks.
Investment: starting at $55
Common Foot Problems
Bunions: (Hallux Valgus), are bumps that develop around the main joint of the big toe. The prominence can become swollen and painful causing the sufferer limited options in foot wear, and can affect the distances that can be comfortably walked.
Although bunions can be caused by arthritis, the main reason for them developing is prolonged wearing of ill-fitting shoes. Many fashions display models wearing very high heels with severely tapered toes; these types of shoes can all contribute to a bunion forming. Bunions can be padded and appropriate footwear selected, but may still result in the possibility of a surgical correction.
Corns and Calluses: these are caused by an accumulation of dead skin at areas of pressure, and appear as hardened thick skin that can be very rough to touch. They can be uncomfortable and irritating for the sufferer and can be relieved by padding the area with special plasters bought from the chemist. If they continue to be problematic or get worse, they can be treated by a chiropodist who will perhaps want to shave the hard skin away. This should not be attempted at home.
Hard Skin: hard skin accumulates when the feet have been working all day and the footwear causes friction. It can appear anywhere, but is common on the heel and main joint of the big toe. If it is left untreated, heels can become cracked and can bleed. A pumice stone is a natural product that helps to slough the skin off. It is best achieved after a bath as the water will have softened the skin. Once the bulk of hard skin has been removed a moisturizing cream that is especially created for keeping hard skin of the feet under control is advisable. There are other hard skin removing devices available, so try to find the one that you find easiest to work with.
Foot Odours: smelly feet are very common and causes can be from poor foot hygiene to incorrect footwear. Shoes that are made of plastics, or that are worn for very long periods can all contribute to malodorous feet.
The feet contain many sweat glands that produce fluids that lay on the skin or are absorbed into the materials around them. As feet are often contained within a shoe, the bacteria thrive in a warm, and moist environment, leaving them to multiply and create bad odours.
Washing feet at least twice a day will help to reduce bacterial build-up; wearing loose cotton socks will prevent excessive fluid from being produced and excreted, and a good anti-bacterial spray will help to decrease the effects of bacteria.
Athlete’s Foot: a fungal infection, athlete’s foot is a highly contagious disorder that requires treatment from an anti-fungal preparation. Stringent foot hygiene is essential in the control of the spread of athlete’s foot, and can be best avoided by not sharing towels, flannels, socks or shoes at any time.
The use of sandals or flip-flops when around a swimming-pool or in the summer when strolling on the patio will help to prevent the infection from spreading.