Health - Topic : foot conditions

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Freezing Temperatures Treat Chronic Foot Pain

December 1, 2008  | Article

Cryosurgery treats foot pain by using very cold temperatures.

Keywords: foot care   foot conditions   plantar fasciitis  

Reconstructing Damaged Toenails

December 1, 2008  | Demo

Excessively short and damaged toenails can be completely changed with acrylic toenail enhancements.

Keywords: enhancements   foot conditions  

What Are Bunions?

September 1, 2008  | Article

Often thought to be caused by poor footwear, bunions are most often the result of inherited foot structure. With good care and careful precautions, bunions can not only be treated, they can also be prevented from developing in the first place.

Keywords: bunions   elderly clients   foot care   foot conditions  

No Toenail? No Problem. Rebuilding Toenails

May 1, 2008  | Demo

You may be surprised to learn that scotch tape is a key ingredient when repairing badly damaged toenails. Athena Elliott, the owner of SPAthena in Houston and a certified Medical Nail Technician, describes her method of rebuilding toenails when clients have very little nail.

Keywords: acrylics   demo   enhancements   foot conditions   forms  

What Are Plantar Warts?

May 1, 2008  | Article

Somewhat unsightly and decidedly painful, plantar warts are an annoying, persistent nuisance. But early, consistent treatment could be all it takes to eliminate this common virus.

Keywords: foot conditions   skin conditions  

Can callus buildup be caused by a fungus?

February 1, 2008  | Article

Fungus or callus? Here's how to tell the difference.

Keywords: foot care   foot conditions   fungal infections  

Going the Distance (Restoring Runners' Feet)

February 1, 2007  | Article

Runners’ feet crave special attention. Rev up your pedicure business by catering to those clients who run for fun or fitness. A foot is a runner’s first point of impact — you can be their first line of defense against injury, through service and education.

Keywords: foot conditions   pedicures   plantar fasciitis   runners pedicure   special needs clients  

Prevent Pincer Nails

November 1, 2006  | Article

This all-too-common condition is often attributable to poor filing. You may not be aware of it, but if you are an experienced nail tech it’s likely your keen eye and meticulous work have prevented clients from the pain of pincer nails.

Keywords: foot conditions   pincer nails  

The Bare Bones on Bunions

April 1, 2006  | Article

Bunions are one of the most common foot ailments, with women suffering from them at a higher rate than men. Although they don’t disappear once they form, there are ways to alleviate the pain and swelling, including surgery in some cases.

Keywords: bunions   foot conditions  

Treating the Common Corn

February 1, 2006  | Article

Corns can cause even the most confident person to hide her toes in shame, so it’s good to know that these pesky toe calluses can be eliminated. Nail professionals can do their part in the salon by helping to smooth down these sometimes-painful hardened areas of skin.

Keywords: foot conditions  

This Little Piggy…

October 1, 2004  | Article

Have you ever wondered why so many odd things happen to the little toe? One clue as to why lies within the toe’s structure — and other clues lie within our genes.

Keywords: feet   foot conditions  

The Aging Foot

June 1, 2004  | Article

Our feet — along with our activities— change as we mature. From hereditary problems to injuries, our feet often take a pounding the older we get. Help your clients take care of their feet throughout their lifetime to ensure good foot health into old age.

Keywords: arthritic clients   athlete's foot   brittle nails   bunions   elderly clients  

What's the Diagnosis: Dry Skin or Athlete's Foot?

September 1, 2003  | Article

Think someone with athlete's foot would never come in for a pedicure? Think again. What you and your clients describe and treat as dry skin might actually be a mild, but still contagious, case of athlete's foot.

Keywords: athlete's foot   feet   foot conditions   skin care  

Toe Woes

May 1, 2003  | Article

Stay a step ahead of clients’ needs by learning to recognize the most common woes that may cause pain and disfigurement to client’s toes.

Keywords: bunions   foot care   foot conditions   footwear   neuromas  

Insoles Ease Foot Pain

May 1, 2003  | Article

A poll conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association found that 55% of Americans miss a day of work due to foot problems.

Keywords: foot conditions  

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