Trimming Nails Can Be Dangerous?!
It may seem like a simple task, but trimming your nails can be dangerous if you have poor circulation or diabetes. Neuropathy (or loss of feeling) is common in those with diabetes. You may not notice if you nick yourself. Having a podiatrist trim your nails can also help prevent ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenails can become irritated and infected. Because diabetes and poor circulation can affect your ability to heal properly, a small wound or ingrown could become a severe issue.
Insurance May Cover Your Routine Nail Care
Nail trimming can potentially be hazardous to those with diabetes, therefore many health insurance companies will cover the cost of diabetic nail care. With insurance coverage, we can trim your nails every 9-12 weeks.
If you do not have diabetes but have circulation problems your insurance may cover for you to have your nails and calluses trimmed every 9-12 weeks.
We do not offer nail care in our office currently.
At Home Treatment
If you don't have any risk factors and are interested in trimming your nails at home (or are a caregiver), we have a full pedicure kit that can be delivered straight to your doorstep. Simply click the link Ultimate At-Home Pedicure Kit and it'll be shipped directly to you!