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FootCare 101: What Is A Chiropodist?

Our feet are pretty amazing structures.

With over 52 bones, over 250,000 glands and nerves, they’re certainly a complex parts of our bodies, and so they deserve a dedicated specialist to keep them in peak condition. How exactly do these specialists work? And why might you need to see one? Read on and find out.

What’s A Chiropodist?

A Chiropodist (pronounced “kerr-op-o-dist”) works to support the prevention and management of acute and chronic conditions that affect our feet and lower limbs. Think: skin conditions like warts and calluses, nail conditions like ingrowns or fungus, and musculoskeletal conditions like Plantar Fasciitis and Gout. These are just a few examples of the foot conditions we see at our clinic. Learn more about other Common Foot Conditions.


What Do Chiropodists Check For?

When a chiropodist sits down to assesses your feet, they’ll be able to spot and treat minor problems right away, like hard skin, Warts, and Ingrown Toenails. In many cases, a patient with foot pain can walk out of an initial treatment with a chiropodist feeling relief.

In other cases, the chiropodist will check the patient’s circulation, the sensation in your feet, or alignment when you walk, and will then be able to recommend or prescribe solutions including, but not limited to, Orthotics or Insoles, to get the feet working in peak condition. Either way, you’ll leave your first visit knowing your feet are being properly cared for.

As you can see, foot health isn’t just about them! When feet are in good condition, the whole body can be properly supported. When they’re not, you’ll likely notice problems elsewhere. Foot health is every bit as much about your legs, hips, and spine as it is about the way your toes look in sandals. Chiropodists are trained to see the bigger picture of your physical health and the role your feet play in it.

Even if you don’t have foot pain, we urge you to visit a chiropodist. Your feet, after all, are your body’s foundation, and having them assessed could save you aches and pains later on. Foot problems affect well over half the population. Don’t be one of those people who finds themselves at risk of long-term consequences.

Want To Visit A Chiropodist?

Make an appointment with one of our Chiropodists and get your feet in the very best hands. Request an appointment here or call us 416-769-3338! 


Here’s to Many More Years of Foot Care!

At Feet First Clinic, we’re always excited to welcome new clients! After a successful 12 years of treating our amazing patients, we’re ready to continue offering only the best foot care services and products. Give us a call to ask our friendly staff any questions you may have! Our Toronto foot specialists are ready to help!

Call us at 416-769-3338 or Book Your Assessment Today!

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If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.