Nail Care

Trimming Nails Can Be Dangerous?!

It may seem like a simple task, but trimming your nails can be dangerous if you have diabetes. Neuropathy (or loss of feeling) is common in those with diabetes. You may not notice if you nick yourself. Having a podiatrist trim your nails can also help prevent ingrown toenails. Ingrowns can become irritated and infected. Because diabetes can affect your ability to heal properly, a small wound or ingrown could become a severe issue. Prevention is key when it comes to diabetic foot care and we are here with you, every step of the way.

Insurance May Cover Your Nail Care

Because nail trimming can potentially be hazardous to those with diabetes, many health insurance companies will cover the cost of diabetic nail care. With insurance coverage, we can trim your nails every 9-11 weeks.

If you do not have diabetes but have circulation problems your insurance may cover for you to have your nails and calluses trimmed every 9-12 weeks.

Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions or would like to check if your insurance plan would cover your diabetic nail care.

Nail Care Appointments at Lexington Podiatry

During your nail appointment, one of our providers will trim your nails. Your feet will be also examined for any skin breakdown or spots that may need attention. After your nail trim, we will smooth your nails and apply lotion to your feet!

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment



Absolutely amazing staff! Smiling faces, compassion and understanding! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Amanda Rugg


I was frankly shocked at how good they were at EVERYthing. They saw me less than 2 hours after I called. Dr. Barko was ebullient and professional. You can ask them questions via TXT, which is huge. Their offices are spic-n-span and modern. Basically, they're knocking it out of the park. I don't wish for more in-grown toenails, but if it happens, I'm going straight back to Lexington Podiatry.

Mick Jeffries


I love Lexington Podiatry! The staff is always so helpful, and attentive. I love Dr. Freels. She is top notch, and is always so happy to see me, and listens to me about what is going on.

Amie Castle


Dr. Carter diagnosed and created a treatment plan in minutes- other podiatrists have treated me incorrectly for years. So pleased to have answers and solutions.

Katy Perkins


My left foot had been hurting for a while. The staff and doctors here are all quite knowledgeable and professional, as well as friendly and personable. My diagnosis was promptly made, x-ray completed right there in the office, and I left with the two braces that I needed. No waiting for the mail, trip to brace shop, nada. Most excellent clinic!

Susan Bell

Accepted Insurance Providers

There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid or CareSource plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.