In our lifetime our feet will walk an average of 70,000 miles. This is the equivalent of walking four times around the globe. During this time we will experience the pain of "breaking in" new shoes, blisters, corns, generalised foot and ankle pain and even some infections. Which can be treated by a Foot Healthcare Practitioner.
FUNGAL NAILS & SKIN
In some cases nails may become thicker & discoloured due to a fungal infection. This is a common occurrence & can easily be diagnosed & treated. Treatment & advice will be given during your consultation.
Verrucae presents in many different ways and can be treated with a range of different options. During your consultation the Foot healthcare practitioner will discuss the options available & suggest the most suitable treatment for you.
The side of the nail can grow into the skin & may result in discomfort. This can usually be dealt with in regular routine visits.
At the start of your Medi Pedi, your nails will be cut and filed/burr to smooth rough edges. If your nails need to be thinned down, a burr is used to do so. This removes the outer layer of your nail and restores it to its natural colour and effectively remove any nail polish. This also helps in lower pressure caused by thick nails, which can turn painful if not treated. If you have ingrown nails or any signs, they will be looked at and assessed. After this, your foot practitioner will use a sterile blade to remove any corns or calluses you may have, which will then be smoothened down. This procedure is painless.
Towards the end of your treatment, your will have a anti-fungal preparation applied that will prevent any fungal and bacterial infections from occurring. Then, your practitioner will use a foot lotion with a massage to increase your circulation, release muscle tension and help with fluid retention.
The difference between a pedicure and a Medi Pedi is that a Medi Pedi is done by a qualified Foot practitioner and treats the root cause of common foot issues preventing them from occurring. A traditional pedicure is done at a nail/hair salon and is aimed at beautifying your feet. So, with a Medi Pedi, you’re not just getting a foot makeover, you’re even getting a diagnosis and treatment for foot concerns you may have. An example is that foot practitioners are qualified in removing calluses and corns with sterile scalpels. A nail salon will just file away the top layer of it, the corn/callus is not treated and is merely shaved down to “look okay”.