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Healthy nails are not just about aesthetics; they’re 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, like fungal infections and ingrown toenails, and can ultimately significantly improve the 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.


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What Toenail Care Services Do You Provide?

At Feet First Clinic, our nail services include:

Nail Care and Prevention

These services promote healthy toenails.  In addition to hygiene, our nail care services can help prevent many foot issues and provide the opportunity to detect any abnormalities in their early stages – before they become a problem.  Treatment involves: proper trimming and filing of the toenails; addressing any pain, discomfort and significant medical findings; 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

These services treat nail issues like ingrown toenails, thickened toenails, discoloured toenails, nail fungus, cracked toenails, etc. Such procedural services include:

    1. Fungal Toenail Treatment:  This can involve removing parts of the nail and prescription medications (see fungal toenail services for more information)
    2. Ingrown Toenail Services:  Our chiropodists can: properly trim the nail, soften the surrounding skin to promote proper nail growth, prescribe antibiotics for infected ingrown toenails, apply Onyfix treatment, or perform nail avulsion surgery if required (see ingrown toenail treatment services)
    3. 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.  
    4. Diabetic Nail Care: Regular nail care services from a medical health professional is highly recommended for patients with diabetes. 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 and treating any new issues 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.

Onyfix is one of the many ways our chiropodists can treat ingrown toenails. The treatment is entirely painless.

Conditions Treated

The Process

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 make sure enough time is allocated for your appointment.

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.

Insurance & Coverage

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 coverage for chiropodist services, you can contact your insurance company directly, or check with your employer’s HR department to receive a breakdown of your policy. 

We recommend verifying your benefits coverage directly with your insurance company prior to your appointment. 

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Carolina Charles

Patient Relation Coordinator (She/Her)

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.