Routine foot care – Includes the treatment of corns, callouses, clavus, tyloma or tylomata, plantar keratosis, hyperkeratosis and keratotic lesions, bunions (except capsular or bone surgery thereof), and nails (except surgery for ingrown nails and/or debridement of symptomatic, hypertrophic nails). Treatment of these conditions may pose a hazard when performed by a non-professional person on individuals with a systemic condition that has resulted in severe circulatory embarrassment or areas of desensitization in the legs or feet.
Debridement of mycotic nails – This service is also part of routine foot care for the temporary reduction in the size or girth of an abnormal nail plate, short of avulsion. It is performed most commonly without anesthesia to: (1) relieve pain; (2) treat infection (bacterial, fungal, or viral); (3) temporarily remove an anatomic deformity such as onychauxis (thickened nail), or certain types of onychocryptosis (ingrown nail); (4) expose subungual conditions for the purpose of treatment as well as diagnosis (biopsy, culture, etc.); (5) prevent further problems, such as subungual ulceration in an insensate individual with onychauxis.