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.
Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions or would like to check if your insurance plan would cover your nail care.
If insurance does not cover your nail care and you would still like us to trim your nails, we offer affordable self-pay options.
NAIL CARE APPOINTMENTS AT LEXINGTON PODIATRY
During your nail appointment, one of our providers will trim your nails. Your feet will be also examined for any skin breakdown or spots that may need attention. After your nail trim, we will smooth your nails and apply lotion to your feet while giving you a gentle massage!