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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Pedicure Do’s and Don’ts | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Pedicure Do’s and Don’ts
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Pedicure Do’s and Don’ts | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

The first few warm days of spring may have you thinking about sandals and flip-flops and getting a pedicure. At Central Jersey Foot & Ankle Care Specialists we want to remind our patients that pedicure salons can be a leading source of fungal and bacterial infections. Without the proper precautions, you could easily end up with athlete’s foot or a fungal toenail along with a fresh coat of nail polish. Follow these do’s and don’ts for a pedicure that’s pretty and protected:

Do: bring your own tools to the nail salon. Clippers, files, cuticle trimmers and pumice stones can all transmit fungi if not properly sterilized between clients. If you don’t have your own tools, check to see that your salon uses a blue liquid disinfectant solution. Tools that go in UV boxes require many hours of sterilization to properly destroy bacteria and fungi.

Don’t: forget your flip flops. Direct contact is how athlete’s foot and fungal infections are spread.

Don’t: shave before you get a pedicure. Shaving creates micro cuts in the skin through which bacteria can enter. Wait till after your pedicure.

Don’t: allow the salon to use a razor to remove dead skin or calluses on your feet. It’s easy to remove too much skin which can injure your feet and cause infection.

Don’t: cover a discolored nail with nail polish. A nail that is discolored, crumbling or appears thick can be a sign of a fungal infection. Covering the nail with polish will prevent it from “breathing” and could hamper the healing process. If you think something is wrong with one of your toenails, make an appointment at our Aberdeen office. Our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel, will examine your toenail and prescribe the correct treatment if a fungal or bacterial infection is detected.

Follow these few simple steps and your toenails will be safely ready for open-toed shoe season.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Pedicure Do’s and Don’ts, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen