How-To Tips for the Ultimate Home Mani-Pedi
Inspired by Dr. Evans and Expert Manicurists
What you need to know about the other “f” word…Fungus
How common is nail fungus?
Experts say that 35 million people have some type of fingernail or toenail fungus.
It is easily transmitted but not easy to get rid of.
Changes in Nails
What are the major causes of changes in nails?
The most common is Onychomycosis. A nail fungus that is caused by tiny organisms called dermatophytes that live in wet/moist areas such as showers and swimming pools. Another common cause is trauma, micro-trauma, or injury to the nails, and nail beds. This could be direct injury, or indirect as seen when you wear shoes that do not fit properly or with many runners, joggers. Other causes may include Psoriasis.
Dr. Evans, can shoes cause FUNGUS ?
Proper Shoe Fit.
Improper shoe or sneaker fit can cause injuries to your toes. Purchase a sneaker specific for the sport you are participating in. Purchase the shoe towards the end of the day and when purchasing the shoe, make sure you are wearing the type of sock you plan to wear when you are participating in the sport. When standing in the new shoe, you should have at least a thumb’s width from the end of your longest toe, to the end , of the shoe.
The toe box of the shoe should be soft. A firm toe box or hard toe box can damage toenails.
Check the lacing of the sneaker, while you do not want the sneaker to be tight, you do not want it to be laced too loosely so the foot slides and moves around during activity.
Have a Pedicure.
Your feet and toenails should be cared for. Toenails should be trimmed to a decent length, and squared off in the corners. Skin should be lightly moisturized.
Don't Ignore Foot Pain.
Don’t ignore foot pain. Ingrown toenails are a common form of pain and discomfort especially for fitness enthusiasts and runners. Take my advice when trying to avoid this problem: Use a toenail clipper that has a straight edge. This will encourage a straight trim across the nail. Clippers that are curved will lend you to cutting your nail corners shorter, thereby increasing the risk of the nail growing into the adjacent skin.
Common DaniPro Questions
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