We don’t always know when to consult a podiatrist. We have produced this article with the aim of enlightening you about this specialist in feet and nails. We will see what care the podiatrist provides, what are the specialties of our podiatry clinic and what are the treatments that we have developed.
What does the podiatrist do?
The podiatrist treats toenail problems, as well as hyperkeratosis (corns and calluses), plantar warts… In addition to pedicure care, he carries out orthopedic check-ups, makes orthotics and insoles to correct postural problems. It thus treats all pain related to pathology of the foot. He holds a state diploma.
He works in an office with specific professional equipment to treat and relieve pathologies. It provides specific non-painful and non-surgical care. It is not necessary to have a prescription from the attending physician to consult a podiatrist. Some health mutual partially covers foot care pathways.
If you are prone to ingrown nails , if your nails are too thick to cut them yourself, if you have any doubts about the appearance of your nails or if they are difficult to reach (lack of flexibility or poor eyesight) see a pedicure-podiatrist regularly, every month or every two months maximum. Don’t wait until your nails are too long, because the risk of injury sores, over-thickening or fungal infection is higher.
The health professional treats the affections and takes care of your nails by cleaning them of their dead skin, by filing them with a micro-motor or a special turbine , by cutting them correctly, in order to keep healthy nails. He is the specialist and will be able to advise you in particular on the care to be given to them.
Why consult a podiatrist?
The podiatrist makes the diagnosis in the face of a traumatized nail and sets up an appropriate treatment to find beautiful healthy nails. Whether it is a nail fungus, an ingrown nail, a dry and brittle nail or even a black nail , he will provide you with the necessary care to find nails in perfect health .
This paramedical practitioner also advises his patients on home care because in most cases, it is necessary to treat the nail daily until it grows back completely. It takes between 6 and 9 months for a total regrowth of fingernails and between 9 and 12 months for toenails. The practitioner will advise you on the most appropriate treatments.
Chattanooga Podiatry offers oil-serums composed of effective active ingredients for all nail pathologies . They are recommended for all members of the family, as well as for people with diabetes.
Be sure to watch your nails so you can act quickly. Remember that the sooner a treatment is undertaken, the sooner the results will be visible. A podiatric assessment can be done as a preventive measure.
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Tips from podiatrists to take care of your nails
Keep your toenails short
Brush your nails using a soft-bristled nail brush
Avoid polishing your nails if they are not strong
Apply our nourishing oil-serum to nourish and protect them
After coating your nails with oil, rub them against each other to better activate the microcirculation
Always apply a protective base before applying varnish
Do not use strong solvents
See a podiatrist regularly