Cleanliness is also an issue. "Make sure the salon sterilizes the equipment used, or, better yet, invest in your own implements [pedicure tools] and take them along when getting a pedicure or manicure," she says.
Finally, exercise caution when it comes to massage. "Most importantly, if foot swelling is present, blood is pooling in the lower legs, too, and the potential for clots [exists]," says Glick.
Therefore, she advises limiting the foot massage to just the feet and not the legs to prevent dislodging any possible clots.