Been struggling with an ingrown toenail or discomfort from bunions rubbing against tight shoes? Hopefully, this listicle should come as a relief.
We’re going to be reviewing the best podiatrist services in Ottawa today. In the next section, we’ll also be tackling the costs associated with getting your foot checked by a professional.
How Much Does a Podiatrist Cost in Ottawa?
Several factors can dictate the cost of seeing a podiatrist in Ottawa. Fees can depend on the complexity of a procedure, if it’s covered by insurance or OHIP, and if special equipment, tools, or medication are required.
To help both patients and medical practitioners, the Ontario Society of Chiropodists published a guide to its industry’s services fees. We selected some common services from the guide with their corresponding estimated costs in the table below.
|PODIATRIST SERVICE||ESTIMATED COST|
|Examination and diagnosis||$60 – $120|
|Laser therapy for fungal nail||One nail $100 – $300|
Two – five nails $150 – $300
Six to eight nails $225 – $400
All toenails $500 – $800
Full case fee $500 – $2,500
|Toenail brace||$75 – $150 per toe|
|Total contact cast (initial and serial applications)||$290 – $350|
|Custom made prescription foot orthotic||$445 – $2,800|
|Laser treatment for plantar warts||$125 – $250 per session|
Most insurance plans can cover foot-related services and treatments. But because surgeries performed by podiatrists are not typically covered by OHIP, you’re going to have to pay out of pocket for those.
Custom-made footwear, orthotics, and biomechanical services could have varying fees depending on the podiatrist clinic or service you choose. It would be best to request an assessment for both service and pricing before the procedure with both the podiatrist and your insurance provider.
The Best Podiatrist Clinics in Ottawa
Ready to get your feet checked and functioning normally again? Then it’s time to check out the best podiatrist clinics in Ottawa.
We put this listicle together with the following on our checklist:
- Offers a good range of orthotics and podiatry services for one-stop-shop convenience
- Treats patients of all ages because even young kids and seniors require professional care for a range of foot-related issues and concerns
- Have reasonable rates that are similar to that of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists’ guide
- Accommodates walk-in or urgent care emergencies if possible
1. Greenberg Podiatry
|SERVICES||Routine foot care, fungal nail treatment, wart treatment, arthritic foot and ankle care, diabetic foot care, geriatric foot care, injuries, orthotics, pediatric foot care, podiatric sports medicine, surgery, nail restoration|
|ADDRESS||770 Broadview Ave. #102 Ottawa, Ontario K2A 3Z3|
|CONTACT NUMBER||(613) 727-1888|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM|
Fridays 8 AM – 1 PM
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Greenberg Podiatry provides quality foot care by way of routine checkups, diagnosis and assessments, treatments, and surgery. It’s open during weekdays and also offers medical spa pedicures and safety footwear.
The clinic is headed by the main podiatrist Dr. David Greenberg along with Dr. Stephan Davis who has extensive experience with sports-related foot injuries. Greenberg Podiatry is also staffed by several podiatric assistants and an administrative team.
Together, the team treats a wide range of foot-related concerns. Sprains, ankle instabilities, bone spurs and blisters, bunions, fungal and ingrown nails, shin splints, warts, and even flat feet and injuries are just some of the issues they can diagnose and treat.
To make things more convenient for patients, its website has a virtual portal so clients can get advice on immediate foot care concerns. There are three steps required to use this portal with a photo requirement of the client’s foot so specialists can assess it ASAP.
However, information on some parts of the website is still being updated so there’s no way of knowing about the price of certain services.
Excellent surgeon, wonderful staff
“I would not have my feet if I didn’t have Dr. Greenberg. He is an excellent surgeon and his staff is wonderful.” – Laurie Atkinson
“This place has been awesome! I had a very nasty fungus as a result of a large section of an old tree falling on my toe. I never thought my nail would be normal again but they have worked wonders and the new growth is amazingly good! I cannot say enough good things about these folks! My daughter has ingrown toenail surgery done elsewhere and it was awful. I only wish we had known about these folks sooner. Keep up the great work!” – Shirley Mills
2. Ottawa Foot Health Centre
|SERVICES||Geriatric and senior foot care, custom foot orthotics, treatment of corns and calluses, treatment of nails, treatment of warts, shockwave therapy, magnetic biostimulation|
|ADDRESS||#570-1335 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8N8|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays and Tuesdays 8 AM – 4 PM|
Wednesdays 9.30 AM – 5.30 PM
Thursdays 8 AM – 4 PM
Friday Special Clinics
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
The Ottawa Foot Health Centre is primarily focused on chiropody so its practice is to assess, treat, and prevent foot-related diseases. Its treatments include orthotic, surgical, and therapeutic procedures via a comprehensive menu of podiatric services.
This means they can do everything from cutting toenails (whether it’s ingrown or not) and removing calluses, warts, and corns to providing orthotic therapy.
Children, adults, and senior patients are welcome at the clinic. In fact, one of its specializations is geriatric foot care with an emphasis on diabetes and arthritis-related foot concerns.
It would be good to have some base pricing information for services, though, especially since custom foot orthotics are on the menu.
Patients with Achilles tendonitis and foot ulcers can utilize the podiatric innovations at the Ottawa Foot Health Centre. The clinic uses both shockwave therapy and magnetic biostimulation therapy to bridge the gap between operative and non-operative treatments.
The downside is that it’s open only on weekdays with Fridays reserved for special clinic services.
Excellent foot care
“Dr. Virani provides excellent foot care and is the most careful place during covid.” – Jacques Ledoux
Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful
“Dr. Visram is knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. The receptionist is amazing – super helpful and organized.” – Maria Barrett-Morris
3. Orleans Dynamic Foot Clinic
|SERVICES||Treatment for ingrown toenails, warts, corns, calluses, bunions, plantar fasciitis, flat feet, orthotics and pain|
|ADDRESS||3012 St Joseph Blvd. #201, Ottawa Ontario, K1E 1E2|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays 8 AM – 5 PM|
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8 AM – 7 PM
Thursdays 8 AM – 6 PM
Closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
The podiatrists at the Orleans Dynamic Foot Clinic believe that feet and lower body pain are often connected. That’s why the clinic provides customized foot orthotics to help restore the feet’s balance and alignment.
Its team can also treat a variety of foot-related conditions including flat feet, bursitis, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, diabetic foot ulcers, tendonitis, and most kinds of heel and foot pain.
It takes pride in using the latest technology for accurate diagnosis. The clinic utilizes CryoVizion technology to see postural imbalances and misalignment, and a non-invasive pain treatment called Theralase cold laser therapy.
Even very young patients with postural or biomechanical issues are welcome for diagnosis and treatment at the Orleans Dynamic Foot Clinic. Its specialists believe in providing an early remedy for foot-related fatigue or pain so it won’t carry over into adulthood.
The clinic is open from Monday to Thursday at various operating hours (please refer to the table above) which makes scheduling a bit confusing. Though it accepts walk-in patients, it warns about potential longer wait times for non-appointments.
“Fantastic service, very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you!” – Isabelle Ouellette
Sincere, caring, professional
“Sincere, caring, professional, helpful, honest, and much more in a modern clinic with everything you want as care and services. Bravo to Orleans dynamic foot clinic.” – Chatel Andre
4. Ottawa Foot and Ankle Clinic
|SERVICES||Ingrown toenail surgery and conservative treatment, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, diabetic and arthritic foot care, corns, calluses and plantar warts, ulcer/wound care, fungal /thick nails, skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, fungus), Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, peripheral neuropathies, custom made Orthotics, biomechanical exam and gait analysis, bunions, bunionettes and other toe deformities, sports and repetitive strain injuries, mobilization and manipulation techniques, custom made knee brace, custom-fitted compression stockings, pediatric and geriatric foot problems, toes, heel, ankle or knee pain, paraffin bath therapy|
|ADDRESS||1935 Bank Street, Suite 4 Ottawa, ON K1V 8A3|
|CONTACT NUMBER||(613) 903 9944|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesdays 8.30 AM – 4.30 PM|
Wednesdays 9.30 AM – 5.30 PM
Thursdays 10.30 AM – 7 PM
Fridays 9.30 AM – 3 PM
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays
The Ottawa Foot and Ankle Clinic is headed by a registered chiropodist, Octavia Hristea, who specializes in ingrown toenail surgery, wart removal procedures, and other chiropody and pedorthics services.
The clinic offers orthotics made on-site, along with orthopedic shoes and biomechanical examinations and diagnoses. Apart from those, its specialists can treat ingrown toenails, plantar warts, corns, calluses, fungal nails, bunions, and most knee, toe, ankle, heel, or foot pain.
Most of its services are covered by extended insurance plans so it’s best to ask your insurance provider about it. The clinic also welcomes walk-in emergencies.
It’s upfront about its rates, too. Initial consultation already includes first treatment at just $75, while custom-made orthotics start at $450 for the first pair and tapers to $250 if made within three months of the first pair.
However, it’s a bit of a letdown that the clinic is open only on four weekdays with different operating hours.
Professional, dedicated, and very patient
“Thank you Octavia and Sonia for an outstanding experience so far. I was in pain when I first came to the clinic last year, but Octavia performed her magic and I felt amazing after just one treatment. The same happened to my mom and we are both grateful for Octavia’s help. Octavia is incredibly kind, caring, knowledgeable and always helpful. And Sonia is also delightful to deal with, so professional, dedicated and very patient. Because of these wonderful professionals every visit to the clinic is a real pleasure, even when I am in pain.” – Daniela
Advice for prevention/general footwear education was spot on
“I was thoroughly impressed by the service and professionalism of the team at the Ottawa Foot and Ankle Clinic. Octavia Hristea and her team were fantastic with my little toddler – he had ingrown toenails and is generally shy and afraid of people he doesn’t know. But the team put him at ease and performed the required foot and nail care in such a way that it was a very good experience. The advice for prevention / general footwear education was spot on – and helpful! Thanks a lot, highly recommended team.” – Fabian Schwarz
5. Ottawa Foot Clinic
|SERVICES||Treatment and relief for most toenail, foot, and ankle conditions, sports injuries|
|ADDRESS||28 Deakin St Suite 101, Nepean, ON K2E 8B7|
|CONTACT NUMBER||613-595-9700 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Wednesday 9 AM – 6 PM|
Thursdays 9 AM – 4 PM
Fridays 9 AM – 5 PM
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
The Ottawa Foot Clinic can do custom-made orthotics that support not just the feet but also a patient’s knees, hips, and spine. Doing this not only addresses overpronation but also improves a client’s overall physical agility and energy levels.
The clinic offers both adult and pediatric orthotics and even offers an array of colourful designs to choose from like butterflies and rainbow patterns. Its pediatric orthotics aims to correct gait disorders permanently while supporting fallen arches.
But apart from orthotics, the Ottawa Foot Clinic also treats most toenail, foot, and ankle conditions. Ingrown or fungal nail infection, plantar warts, plantar fasciitis, cracked heels, and most sports injuries are all part of the clinic’s services.
Patients with chronic foot pain can also avail of laser therapy which is a standalone foot pain reduction treatment. It’s done over four sessions with laser therapy done twice a week for two weeks.
Unfortunately, the clinic is open only on weekdays so patients are going to have to plan around the workweek to schedule their laser therapy treatments.
Never felt rushed; always friendly and caring
“If I could provide a 6-star review I would. The staff (Catharine) was quick to reply and answer all of my questions. I never felt rushed with Dr. Hajj, he was friendly and caring. He was thorough and helped guide me to proper treatment.” – Chad Bean
Everything was clean and COVID protocols were great
“I wish I could give them more than 5 stars. I was in so much pain and really scared, but everyone was so amazing. Definitely a 100% recommendation. The whole team was so professional, friendly and just great. Everything was clean and covid protocols were great. I felt very safe and cared for.” – Inga Hubner
FAQs About Podiatrist Services in Ottawa
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