Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Footcare

What are the benefits of proper foot care?

It is well documented in medical journals that proper, routine foot care, is extremely valuable in regards to mobility, decreases risk of falls, promotes independence, and helps to maintain an active lifestyle.

Is an appointment with a Footcare nurse like a pedicure? 

A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment of the toenails and feet. Pedicures can feel good, but as always, make sure you do your research and stay well informed about the salon you are using. There are some great pedicurists out there; However, some doctors, podiatrists, and nurses recommend staying away from getting salon pedicures for better foot health This is especially true if you are at a higher risk of getting infections such as individuals with diabetes, immune issues, PVD, or poor circulation. 

Care from a certified or professional Footcare nurse will also result in your feet feeling fantastic and looking good. You can be sure you have had safe, effective care by a nurse who has the knowledge and skill to care for your feet. Nurses already have a background in health and acquire additional education and training to help with foot care concerns. A Footcare nurse is an expert in preventative measures, and will help educate you to avoid pain and problems. Good foot care can have a positive effect on overall health and wellbeing. 

Who needs a Footcare nurse?

Anyone who wants to take charge of their own foot health, but here is an example of the type of people who may need foot care:

  • People who want foot care in the privacy of their own home
  • Young or old
  • Active adults
  • People who need extra help with foot issues
  • People concerned with infection
  • People unable to reach or cut their own toenails
  • People that are unable to handle nail clippers due to arthritis
  • Have conditions that make them feel dizzy and can’t bend
  • People with visual impairment
  • People who have toenails that are too thick to cut by themselves
  • People who have corns and/or calluses
  • People with or prone to ingrown toenails
  • People who have cracked heels or fissures
  • People who want teaching on proper foot care
What happens during my foot care appointment?

We are so glad you asked! A foot care nurse will set up in your home. We will assess your feet, toes, and lower legs, ask you a few questions, then get to work! We start with a cleansing foot bath unless contraindicated. If needed we may trim & file toenails, reduce thick toenails, reduce calluses and corns, help with the ingrown part of toenails as appropriate, apply cream/lotion, and give a therapeutic massage of the legs at feet to promote circulation (as long as it’s not contraindicated). We also inspect your footwear and make recommendation for orthotics, inserts and new footwear. We will make any necessary medical referrals at the time of your appointment.  We will also share with you information on prevention and health promotion. Proper foot care education can help improve one’s overall comfort, stability and well being.

Will you take my insurance? 

Unfortunately, we do not bill insurance companies. Unless you are a diabetic and qualify for routine foot care, it is rarely, if at all covered by insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. 

We do, however, gladly except payment with credit cards, cash, and personal checks.

How much does a foot-care appointment cost? 

We have standard treatment rates. We never have additional hidden fees. We do offer discounted rates for groups of two or more in the same location, so bring your husband, wife, or friends! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.