Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner and that means warm weather shoe styles will soon appear. Sandals are a welcomed vision letting you know the cold days of winter will soon pass. For others however, sandals or open toe styles can be a challenge especially for those who are embarrassed by missing or damaged toenails.
There is good news for those with toenail woes. Thanks to new technology, damaged and missing toenails can be a thing of the past. Our Certified Medical Nail technician (CMT) can create a removable event nail or apply a safe prosthetic layer over existing damaged nails. The results are the appearance of a natural nail that can be painted with regular nail polish if the patient desires color on the nails.
Prosthetic Toenails are a great solution for those dealing with:
Horizontal plate ridges
Spoon shaped nail
Brittle and splitting nails
Post Onychomycosis or In treatment
So what is the difference between acrylic nails obtained at a local nail salon versus prosthetic nails applied by a CMT?
Prostetic Nail Gels do not contain harsh chemicals versus acrylic nails such as:
HEMA (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) known sensitizers: Methyl methacrylate, Acrylic acid, Methyl acrylate, Ethyl acrylate, Ethyl methacrylate, Bisphenol A-glycidyl methacrylate, n-Butyl acrylate, 2-Hydroxypropyl, Methyl 2-cyanoacrylate, and thyl cyanoacrylate. Quite a mouthful eh?
Prostetic nail gels are natural-looking, while light and non-porous, providing a beautiful nail you will enjoy wearing. The gels are appropriately flexible, though strong, and thin to provide a natural appearance.
The UV light utlized during the nail creation process is state of the art and maintains the correct cure distance important to fully polymerize the product. It also allows the foot to be easily placed under the light, and has 4/9w bulbs inside, equaling 36w of light for maximum curing. The lamp cover also protects the eyes of the practitioner from exposure to UV rays.
At Healthy Steps spa, our nail specialist staff are certified MNT. The certification is obtained after study and successful completion of nail creation, application and testing.
In about an hour, the nail will be created, applied and ready for wear. This painless procedure takes place right in our spa so you can relax and let your worries of ugly toenails be a thing of the past. Most clients request a pedicure during the appointment for beautiful open toe shoe ready feet!
Now cveryone can enjoy beautiful toes year round. For more information or to schedule an apopintment, please contact us at Healthy Steps.
for your feet...for your life!
Foot and ankle athletic injuries are very common. We specialize in sports medicine getting you back to sports as soon as possible. The most common foot and ankle sports injuries are plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, peroneal tendonitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis, anterior tibial tendonitis, neuromas, tarsal tunnel syndrome, ankle instability, and metatarsalgia. Gait problems can also cause ileotibial band syndrome, patella tendonitis, back pain, hip pain and piriformis syndrome. Medications, injections, splinting, orthotics and/or physical therapy are often quite helpful in treating most injuries. Our doctors will discuss your injury and prescribe a course of treatment that will return you to sport stronger than when you came into the office.
Fall down, go boom? Foot and ankle trauma is extremely common no matter how young or old you are. Fractures, torn ligaments and tendons, sprain and strains, puncture wounds and toenail trauma occurs every day. Our physicians can help put you back together so that you can recover from your accident as fast as possible. Don't wait too long to seek medical advice after your accident or injury. Delaying treatment often only worsens the problem!
Foot pain related to congenital and acquired foot and ankle deformities is extremely prevalent in our society. Pain can be from flat feet or a high arched foot and associated gait problems; or be from a progressive deformity like a bunion or a hammertoe. Our doctors are extensively trained to diagnose and treat the underlying deformity to help you function at your best. We want to prevent your problems from getting worse, no matter what you inherited from your family! God may have had a sense of humor when he created your feet, but we will work with you to optimize your biomechanical function and aesthetics! No one should suffer from ugly, painful feet!
Neurological foot and ankle issues can be a burning or shooting pain, numbness, weakness or just a "pins and needles" sensation. Nerve can be affected by compression at the spine level, knee level, ankle level or in your foot. Neuropathy can be a subtle nerve degeneration from aging, diabetes, and a myriad of other causes. Do not assume your nerve issues will go away or that nothing can be done. A proper diagnosis can lead to alleviation of your nerve troubles.
Healthy Steps Shoe Store and Spa welcomes patients and their families as well as the surrounding communities of Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville and beyond to help them with their therapeutic shoe gear needs. A certified pedorthotist is always available by appointment for consultation, and safe pedicures by a licensed medical nail technician highlight your spa experience. An extensive array of prefabricated and custom orthotics as well as many foot care essentials are also readily available to compliment your shoe and sandal purchases. We carry a wide variety of comfort shoe gear that are as pretty as they are comfortable.