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Pardis Kelly

Pardis A. Kelly, D.P.M.

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder PS Cosmeceutical

Dr. Kelly is a podiatrist who has been practicing in San Carlos, California, since 1999. In 2007, she established Peace of Mind Pedicure and More. This full service medical nail salon is located within and complements Dr. Kelly’s podiatric practice, San Carlos Podiatry.

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Question 1:

Is it okay for a guy to get his toes painted?

Absolutely. In many cultures men use paints and other embellishments to adorn themselves. As a podiatrist, I have seen many male patients with their toe nails painted. They did it because they wanted to look good or participated in their little girls painting parties. Whatever your reason is, I say go for it.

Question 2:

How do podiatrists remove a callus?

First, it must be confirmed that it is a callus. Other conditions such as psoriatic plaques or warts can look like a callous but are not treated the same way.
Once the diagnosis is established, using a surgical blade the callous is removed painlessly. A keen podiatrist will also counsel the patient on how to minimize the pressure points on the foot to prevent recurrence of the callous.

Question 3:

What is the best sneaker ever?Asking this question is like asking what is the best shirt ever?

It really depends on you, your individual taste and specifications. Do you need a pair of sneaker to look good? or do you need it to be functional? If so, what type of an activity are you trying to accomplish?

Once you have the answers to these questions then you can narrow down the brands. The typical high performing brands are New Balance, Asics and Brooks. Among these, you have to find the one that fits the shape and arch of your foot the best.

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