Key Tips for Getting a Safe Pedicure

Hot summer weather means sandal season, and sandal season means showing off your feet—not just your toes, but also your dried out, cracking heels and callused soles. You want your feet looking their best so wearing sandals isn’t embarrassing. However, you’ve probably hear plenty of pedicure horror-stories. Salons aren’t always as clean as they need to be, and they do increase your risk for infections. It is possible to have a safe pedicure, however, if you take the right precautions.

Part of what increases your risk for infections is that many people with varying levels of foot health and cleanliness frequent nail salons. The same tools and foot baths are used for everyone, which could expose you to another person’s infection. You don’t have to swear off pedicures entirely, though. Some safe pedicure tips can help you get all the benefit of a salon while dramatically decreasing your risk for unwanted side effects:

Being cautious and taking extra steps to ensure a safe pedicure is always worth it. If you do develop side effects afterward that seem like an infection, don’t wait to take care of it. Let Dr. Darren Silvester and our Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic team help you keep your feet looking great. Just use our online request form, or call us directly at (830) 569-3338 for an appointment.

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