5 Tips To Care For Your Toenails | The Podiatrist and yourfeetnz


No matter how hard you try to keep your face look beautiful, a dirty foot is more than enough to spoil the whole impression. Keeping your toenails neat and clean is one of the most important favours that you can do to your feet.
Clean toenails are important not only for your beauty, but also for your health.


There are many reasons that can affect the health of toenails. Conditions such as Athlete’s foot and fungal infections are commonly related to toenail infections and inflammations. Apart from that, your feet always come in contact with dust and dirt, making it more prone to carry disease causing microorganisms. Constant wearing of socks and shoe, especially in this hot summer, is also a culprit in toenail infections due to the increased production and accumulation of sweat. Most people are unsuccessful in keeping their toenails clean because they are not aware about ways on how to clean toenails properly. Following the use of suitable products and correct technique will definitely contribute to your foot care regimen. If you wonder how to clean toe nails properly, we are here to help you.

Wash daily:
Make sure that you wash your feet daily, especially before going to bed. This will help remove any accumulated dust and dirt. Do not use too harsh soap or detergent to wash your feet as it may cause extreme skin dryness. Dry your feet by wiping gently with a towel. A foot clean practice before going to bed will also help prevent taking diseases to your bed.

Cutting toenails:
If you feel you are not confident in doing it yourself, visit The Podiatrist. Cut properly: One of the most common reasons why people get toenail problems is the wrong nail cutting technique. It is recommended to cut the nails straight, instead of a curve. This will prevent the complications that occur due to ingrown toenails. But, if you prefer only a round shape, don’t worry; use a nail file to smoothen the ridges. Make sure that you are cutting your nails in the right length.

Make toenail care a part of your daily body care regimen. This will help avoid the development of any fungal or bacterial infections of the toenail. Taking care of the toenails regularly will allow you to have a constant check on the health of the toenails, which will help notice any infections at the earliest.

Make an appointment with The Podiatrist is you have any problems.



About Your feet and podiatry with Caron Orelowitz | Registered Podiatrist - Auckland

Caron Orelowitz was born in Johannesburg and emigrated to New Zealand in 1997. She studied Podiatry at The Witwatersrand Technikon and was in private practice in South Africa for a few years, before setting off to ‘the other side of the world’. Auckland Podiatry. Since 1998 she has been helping people of all ages who have problems with their feet, from the elderly, to sports people, and those who just want some TLC for the feet. At present she has 5 practices (with a satellite Diabetes Practice out West Auckland), owns a children’s shoe shop (Scooters in Remuera), and tries to fit in some exercise when time permits. Caron is an active member of Podiatry New Zealand (NZ), and holds the position of Treasurer for the Auckland Branch, as well as representing the Northern Region on the Executive Council. She is registered under HPCAA (Health Practitioner Competency Assurance Act), and is often seen attending (and organizing) Seminars and workshops. Caron has a special interest in Paediatrics and can often be seen on the floor showing children some exercises. ACC registered Discounts for Super Gold Card Holders, members of Grey Power and Green Prescription participants. www.thepodiatrist.co.nz www.yourfeet.co.nz

Posted on June 23, 2014, in Contact a Podiatrist, What is a Podiatrist, Your feet and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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