• Foot Conditions

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different foot conditions and professional treatments

    Arch Pain, Ball of Foot Pain, Blister, Bunion, Callus, Corn, Ingrown Toenail, Spurs and more...

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  • Ankle Conditions

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different ankle conditions and professional treatments

    Ankle Sprains, Arthritis Pain

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  • Skin Conditions

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different skin conditions and professional treatments

    Athlete's Foot, Foot Odor & Perspiration, Nail Fungus, Rough and Dry Skin, Warts and more

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  • Children

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different conditions and professional treatments
    in childrens

    Flatfoot, Warts or Petty, Ankle Sprains, Juvenile Bunions, Ingrown toenails

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  • Services and Treatments

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different treatments and professional services at
    Rivera Foot & Ankle

    Foot Scanner, Anatomic Insole, Laser Therapy, Ankle Prosthesis, Laser Tatoo Removal and more...

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Nail Polishes

Is Good for Your feet?

Most nail polishes contain formaldehyde, a carcinogenic chemical best known for preserving cadavers.

On a toenail, the formaldehyde dries and damages the nail. Polish remover has acetone, which is popular for removing adhesives and paint, and it is also damaging for the nail. This damage can leave the toenail susceptible to fungus infections. The dry white flaky condition of the nail when the polish comes of is often presumed to be a fungus and when in fact, it is damage from the polish.

Even though summer brings with it sandal season, it is a good idea to give your nails a chance to recover by not wearing polish all the time. What about just wearing a base coat? Clear polish is still just as damaging. It’s not the color that does it it’s the polish itself.

So, is there such thing as good polish? The answer is yes. There is no nail polish that is totally natural, but the best thing to look for in nail polish is one that is "Three-Free," meaning free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DHB) and formaldehyde all known carcinogenic ingredients. Some brands that are “Three-Free” are: Priti, Zoya, 
Aquarella, Butter London, and Sante.

By some reports, the natural polishes are inferior, but your health should probably trump the prettiness of your toenails. There are also “healthy” polishes that contain vitamins, tea tree oil, and wheat protein. These are better for the nails and have antifungal properties. Even so, no polish is still better than these.

So if you’re on vacation, go crazy, wear polish for a week if you’re wearing shoes that will show your toes. But otherwise, treat the nails right and keep them healthy for years to come.

Source: michiganfootcare

RIVERA FOOT & ANKLE: At Orlando H.Rivera DPM, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. When you have problems with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds… an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs… a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our physician(s) meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.

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