Nail Salons and Foot Treatments during COVID-19 | Medical Pedicure
As U.S. states begin to implement phased reopening, nail salons have reopened with restrictions in several states. Some are reopening cautiously, with appointment-only services and mandatory masks, but unfortunately, six feet of social distancing is just not possible in the nail salon context. While some may be willing to take that risk, those with underlying conditions and elderly are highly recommended to stay at home. However, if you have a foot injury, infection, or ingrown toenail, you may want help treating it. Turn to the medical experts at Corona Foot and Ankle Group, where we are able to offer safe foot and nail treatment for all of our clients. As experienced ingrown toenail doctors, we can treat the problem at the root.
People of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Having type 2 diabetes increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Based on what we know at this time, having type 1 or gestational diabetes may also increase your risk of severe illness from COVID-19, according to the CDC. As you get older, your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 also increases. It’s critically important to consider all your risk factors and those of the loved ones you come in contact with regularly, in addition to the risk factors at any establishments you are thinking of visiting when seeking any treatment or services.
An ingrown toenail is a common foot problem that occurs when the corner of a toenail, often the big toe, grows into the skin. This can cause pain and swelling in the affected area. If you are a healthy individual you can often treat the ingrown toenail with simple at-home care; however, patients with diabetes, nerve damage in the feet or signs of a foot infection should see a podiatrist as soon as possible. People with diabetes have an increased risk of ulcers and damage to the feet including bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, dry skin and more. Dr. Amin and the other experts at Corona Foot and Ankle can help you mitigate risk and still receive the treatment you need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fungal toenail infections start slowly and before you know it the only medication that will cure the infection is a pill that requires monthly blood tests to check your liver function. There are many ways in which a person can contract a fungal infection, but perhaps the least expected culprit, according to health experts, are the clipping, buffing and cutting tools used at nail salons. A podiatrist can detect a fungal infection early, perform a lab test, determine the cause, and form a suitable treatment plan. As with any infection, it’s very important to catch a fungal infection as early as possible.
Medical Pedicure and Manicure
Corona Medical Foot Spa is a nail salon designed by our medical professionals to perform safe medical pedicures and manicures. We are committed to the highest standards of hygienic nail care and are committed to safely serving all of our clients. Because of our medically sterilized pedicure instruments and our highly trained staff, we are able to safely welcome people with diabetes, circulation problems, and autoimmune disorders.
At Corona Foot and Ankle Group, we are dedicated to protecting your health and safety during this difficult and stressful time with the Coronavirus pandemic. If you are unsure if you need to make an in-office appointment, consider our TeleHealth service. All existing patients can have consultations virtually, covered by all private insurance with your copay, and available for all age groups. For more information, contact us here.