People often need assistance with nail care. This could be for a number of reasons including:
- Growing older means people are less able to care for their feet because of reducing mobility and deteriorating eyesight.
- Nails becoming thickened or deformed.
- Painful incurved /involuted nails.
- The risk of bleeding as a result of anticoagulant medication.
- The risk of infection because of diabetes or medication which reduces the immune response.
Podiatrists at Orthotika will assess these risks and recommend nail cutting at a frequency aimed at preventing discomfort. Nail cutting is not normally uncomfortable unless nails have not been cut for some time.
The use of sterilised equipment and hygienic techniques minimises the risk of infection.
Thickened nails can be reduced by the use of a water cooled nail drill. A water cooled drill is more comfortable for the patient and reduces dust for the benefit of both the patient and the podiatrist. Reducing thickness improves comfort, aids cutting and improves the appearance of nails.
Couples are offered a reduced rate if they attend the clinic together or are treated together at the same home visit.