Medical Pedicure?

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    Hey y'all. I just found this thread by accident, and I am dying to know.....

    What is a medical pedicure and where can I get one?

    I've had 3 surgeries on my right foot in the last 10 months, and a pedicure would be delightful but I am afraid to go to a salon. (too germ-y)

    If anyone knows, I'd love to hear about it! I have a (healed but sore) incision on the bottom of my foot in addition to about 6 others all around and I would loooove some TLC.

    I have a frankenfoot now....

    Thanks y'all!
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    Foot surgery sucks. I've had it on both feet. I hope you find out what it is so you get some relief.

    BTW:I wouldn't go to a salon either after watching a segment on them on the ABC news last night. They are VERY unsanitary.
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    Quote from TheGooch
    Foot surgery sucks. I've had it on both feet. I hope you find out what it is so you get some relief.

    BTW:I wouldn't go to a salon either after watching a segment on them on the ABC news last night. They are VERY unsanitary.
    Oh I know it! I saw the segment - made me shudder - I've had quite a few mani/pedis. Not now!!

    Anne, RNC
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    Medical Pedicure is a wound care nurse is certified as a foot , nails care, she able work along side a podiatrist , its big business but its very rare , need to look into as a business adventure ,
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    Maybe a podiatrist can make a recommendation (altho I guess they'd like the business themselves).
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    Quote from NURSEP225
    Medical Pedicure is a wound care nurse is certified as a foot , nails care, she able work along side a podiatrist , its big business but its very rare , need to look into as a business adventure ,
    Doesn't necessarily have to be a wound certified nurse....check out wocn credentialing board. A RN with specialized training can be certified in foot and nail care (and perform nail debridement like podiatrists) after taking their exam. CFNC (certified foot & nail care).

    You can pull up nurses in your area who are certified to perform such duties.
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    Hmmm. I will look into it. Thanks for the info.

    Haven't had good experience with the podiatry field, I see an orthopedic surgeon now who specializes in feet and ankles, I will ask him.

    No salons for me, but damn I do miss having pretty toes and smooth feet ;-) Honestly though, I'd settle for pain-free walking any day.
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    Check out the senior centers in your area. Most podiatrists will not do nail care r/t not an insurance or Medicare reimbursable service (except with diabetes/neuropathy/PVD diagnoses). Likely you will need to find a private-pay nurse (i recommend a CFCN). Good Luck!
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    Just know that (independent business) nurses provide for ADL's, not beautification. We have a lot of great products and can take care of difficult feet but you won't be sitting in a high back, heated, massaging chair while your feet soak in warm water as you listen to zen music, haha. BUT, nurses get that you are afraid and in pain


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