We’re pleased to offer foot care services for:
- diabetic foot assessment
- diabetic foot care
- non-diabetic foot care
- cracked heels
- St. Catharines callus removal
- thick or ingrown toenails
- toenail fungus treatment
Sometimes it’s hard to reach or see your feet to care for them. It’s kind of like cutting your own hair – it can be done, but the results aren’t always what you were expecting! If you can’t see or reach your feet, give our St. Catharines foot clinic a call.
Nail fungus infection (onychomycosis) is very common. These are some typical signs that you might have a nail fungus infection:
- yellow, white or brown discoloration of the nail
- brittleness or crumbling of the nail
- thickening of the nail
Nail Fungus Treatment
At our clinic, we use Photodynamic Therapy to treat toenail fungus. This treatment utilizes a combination of methylene blue (a special blue dye) and the Genesis Health Light, an effective Low-Level Light Therapy device that produces a broad spectrum of near-infrared light, filtered through a patented water-based filter. This technique is proven to be very effective, completely safe, and very cost-effective for the treatment of toenail fungus.
This treatment is safe, non-invasive, and fast! It only lasts about 4-5min per toe, and usually takes 3-6 treatments, with visible results in as few as three. More may be needed to provide better treatment coverage. When combined with daily topical anti-fungal treatment, this can be a very effective treatment. Remember, it is important to clean shoes, your shower, and sheets when treating toenails to prevent re-infection. Products are available at our St. Catharines foot clinic!
Please note this treatment may not be for everyone, including those who are or may be pregnant, or who have immunosuppression or are immunocompromised. Clearance from your physician may be required prior to initiating this treatment.
At our St. Catharines foot clinic, we offer no-charge compression stocking fitting and ordering opportunities from carefully curated suppliers. Compression stockings are custom fit – that means that even if your great-aunt Betty has a brand new pair she never wore and wants to give them to you, you need to say a polite “thank you, but no”. Great-aunt Betty’s legs are not your legs. You need your own pair, fit just for you.
- We’ll measure you no-charge – what’s important is that you have the most accurate measurements, regardless of where you purchase your socks
- Purchase from us or take your measurements with you – there’s no obligation
Having trouble trimming your fingernails? No worries – we’re happy to trim them for you. Please note, this service is a quick trim and file and not a full manicure.
When you book a consultation with us, you’ll receive a half hour of uninterrupted time to chat about your foot care needs.
This appointment is for you if you’re able to generally care for your feet, but need a little help with:
- ingrowing toenails
- hard, thick calluses