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  • What is the difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist?
    A chiropodist is trained in the assessment, care, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the foot. Podiatrists are also qualified in the assessment, care, and treatment of foot disorders, but they also have additional training to provide bone surgery. They are both governed under the same regulatory college in Ontario.
  • Do I need a referral to see a chiropodist?
    No, you do not require a doctor's referral to see a chiropodist in Ontario.
  • Are chiropody services covered by OHIP?
    Chiropody Services in Ontario are not covered by OHIP, but are covered by most Third Party Insurance (please check with your insurance provider for details), Extended Health Care Plans & Veterans’ Affairs, and/or can be used for income tax health deduction purposes.
  • When should I see a chiropodist?
    If you are experiencing any foot-related issues such as pain, swelling, or discomfort, it is best to seek out the advice of a chiropodist. A chiropodist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs. They can help diagnose and treat conditions such as bunions, corns, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. If you are unsure if a particular foot problem requires the attention of a professional, seeking out the advice of a chiropodist is the best way to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • What locations do you provide service in?
    Serving all of, but not limited to: Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Port Union, GTA, Clarington & Scugog

Types of Prescriptions

Oral and Topical Antibiotics

Oral antibiotics are taken by mouth, while topical antibiotics are applied directly to
the affected area. This type of treatment can help reduce inflammation, pain, and
prevent the infection from spreading. Common foot-related conditions that may require a prescription for oral or topical antibiotics are for bacterial infections that can result from having an opening in the foot.

Pharmacists' hands

Topical Agents

A topical agent is a type of medication that is applied directly to the skin or nails. As a chiropodist, I can prescribe topical agents to treat various foot related conditions such as athlete's foot, warts, fungal infections, corns, and calluses. These agents can help reduce inflammation and discomfort in the feet, and improve overall foot health.

Topical agent for feet

Anti-fungal Agents

An anti-fungal agent is a substance that inhibits the growth of fungi and can help treat and prevent a variety of foot-related conditions such as athlete's foot, ringworm, and toenail fungus. I can evaluate your foot-related condition and determine if an anti-fungal agent prescription can be a beneficial treatment.

antifungal foot cream

Anti-inflammatory Medication

Anti-inflammatory medication can help reduce pain and inflammation in the feet. Anti-inflammatory medication is a type of drug that can reduce swelling, stiffness, and other symptoms associated with a variety of foot related conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. 

Prescription Drugs
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