Many people worry about the appearance of their legs and feet before going to see a foot doctor, but DON’T! The fact is, certain things can actually help the Podiatrist to accurately assess a medical condition. Hair on the legs serves its purpose as an indicator of healthy blood flow. Pedicures, while giving the appearance of proper hygiene, usually do more damage than good since most pedicure facilities and instruments are not effectively sterile. Plus, it is best to not polish your toe nails before visiting since the Podiatrist will need to assess your nails’ health. Viral, fungal, and bacterial infections will require an examination and possibly a sample, so do not cut your toe nails before visiting either.