Trimming Nails Can Be Dangerous?!
It may seem like a simple task, but trimming your nails can be dangerous if you have 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. Ingrowns can become irritated and infected. Because diabetes can affect your ability to heal properly, a small wound or ingrown could become a severe issue. Prevention is key when it comes to diabetic foot care and we are here with you, every step of the way.
Insurance May Cover Your Nail Care
Because nail trimming can potentially be hazardous to those with diabetes, many health insurance companies will cover the cost of diabetic nail care. With insurance coverage, we can trim your nails every 9-11 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 diabetic nail care.
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!
If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment
Accepted Insurance Providers
There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid or CareSource plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.