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Haglund's deformity

December 8, 2010  | Encyclopedia

A bony growth on the side of the heel, Haglund’s deformity is often the result of wearing hard, inflexible shoes. Heredity has some infl uence, causing some to be predisposed to the condition.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Help Clients Prepare for a Visit to the Nail Doctor

December 1, 2010  | Article

Be an informed patient by avioding common mistakes and misperceptions about a visit for you first nail evaluation. 

Keywords: client issues   nail diseases   working with doctors  

Week 5: Showing Progress

November 22, 2010  | Blog Post

Wow, this was an easy week. Even though I had long days every day due to my self-inflicted work schedule after school and an emergency run to the AT&T store to replace a non-functioning cell phone,

Keywords: acrylics   manicures   nail diseases   student issues   student tests  

Diagnosing Different Nail Types

November 16, 2010  | Article

Not all nails are perfect. Some are thin, some are ridged, and some have cracks and tears. But luckily techs have a number of natural nail products to strengthen and treat a variety of nails. Here’s a quick guide from Nail Tek’s Mary Jo Zwirowski.

Keywords: nail diseases   Nail Tek   nail treatments   natural nail care  

What Is Hammertoe?

October 1, 2010  | Article

A progressive problem that could appear on one or all of the toes, hammertoe must be corrected early if sufferers hope to avoid surgery.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases   pedicures  

What Is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

September 1, 2010  | Article

Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   nail diseases   skin care   skin conditions  

Get a Doctor in Your Corner

September 1, 2010  | Article

Medical and beauty professionals need not be at odds with each other. Instead, techs can help create a bridge between professions, with multiple benefits to both tech and doctor.

Keywords: business tools   diabetic clients   nail diseases   networking  

What Is Onychauxis?

August 1, 2010  | Article

In and of themselves, thick nails pose no danger to a client, but they often indicate a larger problem. Techs can protect themselves and their clients if they proceed with caution. 

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   nail diseases   onychauxis   skin conditions  

What Is Onychogryphosis?

July 1, 2010  | Article

Onychogryphosis refers to nails that have thickened and developed a deep curve. Techs may be more familiar with the term “ram’s horn,” which is the common description given to this condition.

Keywords: nail diseases  

What Is Foot Odor?

June 1, 2010  | Article

Summertime is here and that means it’s time for open-toed shoes and perfectly polished piggies. But not everybody looks forward to the time when shoes are optional. Some people prefer to keep their shoes on to cover their feet — and an unpleasant foot odor.

Keywords: nail diseases   pedicures  

Alert Clients to the Risk of Skin Cancer on Feet

June 1, 2010  | Article

Pedicurists are in the unique position of being able to advise clients of the risks and educate them about sunscreen use.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases   pedicures   skin care  

What Is Subungual Hematoma?

May 1, 2010  | Article

Subungual hematomas are caused by injury to the nail. Most commonly this happens in two ways: either through blunt trauma or through repetitive pressure.

Keywords: nail diseases   nail injuries   subungual hematoma  

Correct Painful Toenail Woes Easily and Quickly

May 1, 2010  | Article

Heather Goodwin offers relief to clients suffering from mildly ingrown toenails and pincer nails with the application of a B/S Brace.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases   nail treatments   pedicures  

What Is Arthritis Pain?

April 1, 2010  | Article

Arthritis is so common, it’s easy to approach it with a grin-and-bear-it attitude. However, nail services can often offer clients temporary relief from the persistent pain of arthritis.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Playing Defense with Disease

March 1, 2010  | Article

Nail techs play an important role in protecting clients. The three Cs — cuticles, colors, and contours — can be early indicators of larger health problems.

Keywords: career handbook   healthy working   nail diseases   newbie   referrals  

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