Nowadays, it seems like everything comes with a warning label. Our fish might come with a side of microplastics, car seats are being recalled left and right, and on top of it all, we can't even enjoy a pedicure anymore! Horror stories of fungal infections, plantar warts, and even trauma to the toenails are commonplace on your newsfeed. So how can you experience the pampering and relaxation of a pedicure without the fear of unsterile instruments and inexperienced nail technicians?

Medical pedicures are not a new concept. In fact, celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Robert DeNiro have enjoyed the luxury of professional-preformed pedicures for years. Now, you can enjoy the same luxury. In many cases (like at Freeland Foot and Ankle Clinic), medical pedicures are similarly priced to traditional nail shops. 

What is a Medical Pedicure?medical pedicure filling nails

A medical pedicure, or Medi Pedi, is just that: a pedicure performed in a medical setting. Instruments are obtained by reputable suppliers of medical devices and sterilized with the same technology used in an operating room. Your pedicurist trains under a podiatrist, so they know how to care for your feet in a way that is safe and overall more effective than you'd expect at a salon. 

Beyond that, a medical pedicure is not one-size-fits-all. Your foot health is taken into consideration every step of the way, from offering services for those with diabetes and neuropathy to trimming your nails in a way that inhibits the formation of painful ingrown toenails. If your pedicurist notices something of concern, seeing the podiatrist for treatment is as simple as setting up an appointment on your way out after your pedicure. You don't have to worry about the technician digging out or cutting away something they shouldn't be touching. We are backed by vast podiatric knowledge and comprehensive care for the health of your feet. 

Pedicurist with gloved hands applies clear polish to a man's hairy footWho Can Get a Medical Pedicure?

Medi pedi's are available to everyone! Because surgically sterilized instruments are used, there is no risk of infection or cross-contamination. Not only does that mean you don't have to worry about developing fungal toenails, the most common side effect of unhygienic nail salons caused by improper cleaning of tools, but that means it is perfectly safe for those who already have fungal toenails to enjoy a pedicure without fear that their infection might spread to the next patron. 

Other than those suffering from fungal toenails, anyone of the following would benefit from a medical pedicure:

  • People with diabetes and subsequent neuropathy (numbness and tingling in the feet).
  • Those suffering from plantar warts.
  • People who are elderly or immunocompromised.
  • Cancer patients and survivors with toenails damaged by chemotherapy.
  • Anyone prone to ingrown toenails.
  • Men who want their wives to stop complaining about their funky toenails.
  • Those who want to be able to relax knowing their feet are in the hands of someone experienced and hygienic. 

On top of that, our pedicures include Dr.'s Remedy nail polish, a revolutionary penetrable polish enriched with tea tree oil and biotin. This product is one of the only of its kind. It allows topical fungal nail medications to penetrate the lacquer. That means you don't have to remove your polish before treating your fungal toenails. Beautiful nails are achievable, and a medical pedicure can help you get there!

Are Medical Pedicures Expensive?

A full-service pedicure at a traditional salon ranges in price, but the average is around $40-$60. Our medi pedi's start at just $45, but the safety, experience, and compassion backing those pedicures are priceless.

Are There Medical Pedicures Near Me?

Yes, Mid Michigan. Medical pedicures are here! We offer a full range of services for people from all walks of life. Don't question the cleanliness of your local strip-mall salon. Enjoy a relaxing pedicure with surgically sterilized instruments at Freeland Foot and Ankle Clinic. Conveniently located in the heart of the Tri-Cities, we serve Midland, Saginaw, Bay Counties, and beyond. Schedule your medical pedicure today! Give us a call at 989-695-6788 or fill out our online contact form to book an appointment.

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