A pedicure services are good for you and there are several clients waiting for the needed foot services. However, a nail technician is not Ingrown Toenail Specialist and many clients are dealing with ingrown toenails which is a common issue. Ingrown Toenail Treatment is not a package offered at the nail spa but the nail professionals can help prevent ingrown toenails with proper grooming techniques. But a podiatrist will offer a safe and Pain-Free Ingrown Toenail Removal. If anything, improper clipping of the toenails and poor fitting shoes are causes of ingrown toenails. Some symptoms include swelling, inflammation, pain, and sometimes infection.
Nails specialists are in the beautification business and not treatment. It is advisable to first inspect the feet before starting rendering the pedicure service. Soaking the nails in warm salt water can relieve the client of the discomfort caused by the ingrown toenails. Sometimes cosmetically addressing feet conditions can cause them to be more severe, so refer the client to the podiatrist before rendering the service.
Delivering a pedicure using the right tools will go a long way to prevent ingrown toenails. Flat-edge nippers, ingrown nail file, and slightly curved toenail clippers are valuable tools in dealing with ingrown toenails. The tools should not be too large that they can cause pressure to the nail while using because they can cause the nail plate to lift that can be a breeding ground for fungus.
Avoid cutting clients toenails too short. A common reaction is usually to cut the toenails short in the hope that they new nail will come out right. However, too short nails leave an outlying flesh that will easily force the nail inwards and the nail sides will dig deeper into the skin. A longer nail trimming reduces the chances of having ingrown toenails.
For clients with thick and tough toenails avoid flattening the nail because it can cause splitting and pain. File the nails straight across and avoid cutting into the corners of the skin. Sharp corners dig into the skin and a nail technician will use a fine file to correct the sharpness of the toenails leaving the toenail straight. Cut the nails in small cuts because they give a better result than trying to cut across in a single bite.
Use an exfoliating scrub to care for the skin around the nail. Keep the area around the toenails clean and properly moisturized. Some people find that getting a pedicure relieves their ingrown nails, while others do not. It all depends on what caused the ingrown nail and what was done to treat it during the pedicure. If you have an ingrown toenail, our foot and ankle specialist will examine your condition and give you with excellent foot and ankle care.
It is important to offer client education on their feet matters. Discuss the importance of proper footwear and some basic foot care tips. Poor fitting footwear or extreme pointed styles that will force the toenails into the nail groove area. For clients already dealing with ingrown toenails come up with a program that will help them commit to not trim their nails at home. For the next three pedicure sessions you will focus on growing our and reshaping the toenails. Work out a program that will work for your client.