Foot care is done by a Registered Nurse or a Registered Practical Nurse who, in addition to their training, has gone further to specialize in foot care. Foot care nurses assess, treat, and prevent conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, diabetic feet and deformed or thickened toenails. Foot care nurses also do regular maintenance of healthy feet and often work with seniors.
Foot care may be covered under your extended healthcare plan. For those patients who cannot get this covered through their extended health, the expense of foot care may be tax-deductible. Local laws vary and patients should check with their tax specialists for specifics.