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Treating my toenail fungus…what about all my shoes?

In a recent blog by Dr. Crane, we learned about the new exciting technology of laser treatment for toenail fungus. A lot of patients inquire on what they can do to save their shoes. Afterall, it’s pretty common we have "multiple, can’t be without, spent a lot of money and hardly worn" shoes in our closet.

The answer to treating your shoes is easier than you think. Shoe sterilizers are on the market, and we are pleased to offer the best shoe sterilizer on the market at Healthy Steps!

Introducing Sterishoe. Accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, it looks like a shoe stretcher and is available based on your shoe size. The device contains a germicidal ultraviolet light (UVC). This technology is well known to hospitals and water treatment systems. UVC is clinically proven to destroy microorganisms. The Sterishoe is the first ultraviolet shoe sanitizer that utilizes UVC inside a shoe.

How does it work? It’s simple. You insert the SteriShoe into your shoe. As slight compression is applied, the treatment begins as the UVC rays are activated. If compression is reduced, the light automatically turns off.

Since UVC can be harmful if you look at it too long or hold it close to your skin, Sterishoe provides two important safety measures to protect you. A compression sensor and an ambient light sensor. This way, if the shoe sanitizer is removed from the shoe, the compression sensor will automatically turn off the power to the lamp.

To treat open toe shoes or sandals, there are two shoe bags that are provided. If the ambiant light sensor detects too much light, the sanitizer will turn off automatically.

The sanitizer should be applied after wearing the shoes. This way, microorganisms are erradicated and you have healthy feet!

For more information regarding Sterishoe, contact Healthy Steps at 817-416-6155.