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Basics for Professional Foot Sanding

The practice of professional foot sanding offers a multitude of aesthetic and hygienic benefits. Thankfully, our collection of informational resources can introduce you to important safety procedures and professional products for a mess-free, pain-free sanding experience. Maybe you are a foot care nurse seeking to hone your personal sanding skills, or perhaps you are simply a curious potential sanding client. No matter your interest, these articles provide a wide depth of knowledge and information relating to the popular practice. To learn about toenail debridement basics and foot sanding essentials, it is imperative to have access to accurate, easy-to-read professional information. Each of our resource articles contain detailed, written instructions and recommendations using relevant medical information. Additionally, we use a variety of real and simulated images, infographics, videos, and professional sources. This creates a multidimensional learning experience suited to your unique needs and preferences. Explore our online selection of resources to learn the essentials of professional foot sanding and debridement basics.

Into To Podiatry Bits
Bit shapes and materials exist in a range of combinations. While there is always an appropriate tool for the job, most jobs are properly completed with more than just one type or size of bur; oftentimes you'll use three or more.

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Debridement Basics
Not all nails will require a Dremel sander, however, it is common that you'll see dystrophic nails in this line of work. Dystrophic nails can be thinned through manual sanding, however, the quickest and most effective way to sand very thick toenails is with an electric sanding device.

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Corn & Callous Debridement
The treatment for hyperkeratotic lesions is regular debridement. With proper debridement, a patient can remain comfortable for 60-90 days in between treatments.

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Sanding Part 1
If you have not already done so, we encourage you to try an in-person workshop to become comfortable with sanding on real patients. During our hands-on classes, we use every available tool to help you practice and understand your personal sanding style.

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Sanding Part 2
As foot care professionals, we aim to provide our patients with solutions to uncomfortable, painful and potentially dangerous foot and nail conditions. From mycotic nails to diabetic feet, proper technique and care will ensure healthy outcomes.

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Dust Inhalation Risks
We're often asked how nail dust affects the health of foot care nurses over time. When using drills to help reduce pain or potential ulcerations due to thick nails, corns or calluses, dust invariably accumulates. Even drills using extractors aren't completely effective.

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