Nail Care & Treatment
Healthy nails are not just about aesthetics; they are a vital component of foot care and important for maintaining healthy feet: Unaddressed nail issues can get worse, cause pain, get infected, or even lead to other issues. For example, if your nails get too long or become ingrown, it can alter your gait, which can then cause joint and muscle pain.
Healthy, properly trimmed nails and smooth supple skin on your feet also reduces your risk of acquiring a variety of foot conditions, from fungal infections to ingrown toenails, and can ultimately significantly improve your quality of your life. Therefore, nail and skin care for the feet is essential for preventing and treating many foot-related issues.
All treatments from a chiropodist are performed using medical grade products and a fresh set of sterilized instruments for each client. The sterilization process used by chiropodists will remove and kill all microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, and spores. We also thoroughly cleanse your feet with an alcohol solution at the beginning of every appointment.
Our nail services are typically pain-free. In fact, many clients will leave an appointment feeling much more comfortable than when they arrived.
What Toenail Care Services Do You Provide?
At Feet First Clinic, our nail services include:
Nail Care and Prevention
These services promote healthy nails and cuticles. In addition to hygiene, our nail care services can help prevent various foot issues and provide the opportunity to detect and address any abnormalities in their early stages – before they become a problem. Treatment involves proper trimming and filing of the toenails as well as addressing any significant medical findings and complaints of pain, and education on toenail care and how to prevent complications. Our skilled chiropodists can also care for the skin on your feet during your nail care appointment. For more information, check out our medical pedicure service.
Please note: we only treat toenails – we do not treat fingernails or provide manicures.
Treatment Services for Nail Conditions and Concerns
- Fungal Toenail Treatment: This can involve removing parts of the nail and prescription medications (see fungal toenail services for more information)
- Ingrown Toenail Services: Our chiropodists can prescribe antibiotics for infected ingrown toenails, properly trim the nail, soften the surrounding skin to promote proper nail growth, or perform nail avulsion if required (see ingrown toenail treatment services)
- Nail Surgeries: Our chiropodists perform a procedure called nail avulsion, where part (or all) of the nail and any affected tissue is safely removed. Click here for more information about surgical procedures offered at our foot clinic.
- Diabetic Nail Care: Regular nail care services from a medical health professional is highly recommended for diabetes patients. Routine nail and foot care will ensure your feet are on the right path to proper foot health by managing existing problems as well as detecting issues early on and treating them in their early stages. Click here for more information about our diabetes foot care services.
To start your toenail treatment of choice, contact us at 416-769-FEET (3338) or use our online booking form.
Our nail care services treat the effects of the following conditions:
How Do I Get My Toenails Treated At Feet First Clinic?
To receive any of our nail care services, contact our office to book an appointment with one of our skilled chiropodists – no referral is required.
When you book your appointment, indicate whether you are seeking preventative nail care and maintenance, or if you have a specific concern or issue you would like treated. This information will help us determine how long your appointment should be.
At your appointment, the chiropodist will assess and treat your toenails. Depending on the reason for your visit and any underlying concerns, a full foot assessment may be performed. The chiropodist will also provide nail care advice, education on how to prevent complications or reoccurrence of any issues, and recommendations for follow-up and future maintenance.
Our nail care services are not covered by OHIP; however most private extended health benefits will cover chiropodist services. Each insurance company has their own stipulations about what and how much they will cover. If you are unsure about your benefits and chiropodist service coverage, check with your employer’s HR department or your insurance provider. Feet First Clinic can also help you get a policy breakdown on your behalf.
Book an appointment for nail care & treatment
You do not need a referral to become a patient at our foot clinic. Schedule an appointment by using the Appointment Request form below or contact the clinic at 416-769-FEET(3338).