How to cut your toe nails - the best way to avoid ingrown nails
There is nothing complicated about cutting toenails, however you do need to keep a few things in mind. Toenail cutting requires special attention if you are diabetic or are suffering from a nail infection. It is advisable that you keep a personal nail clipper and disinfect it before and after use.
Things to remember
Select proper utensils:
Chose a toenail clipper that is larger in size than your fingernail clippers. A straighter edged blade is also recommended for toe nails. This prevents too deep cutting of the corners and thus reduces the likelihood of developing ingrown toenails.
An emery board or nail file should always be used to smooth the cut edge.
Always trim dry nails:
Wet nails are weak and more prone to break and/or bend.
Do not trim too deep:
Trim the nail just above or at the level of the skin. Cutting too deep poses a number of problems.
Always file your nails:
After trimming do not forget to file your nails, as rough jagged edges are more likely to catch on clothes and socks and may tear the nail.
Toenail Cutting Technique
How frequently should you cut your toenails?
That really depends on how fast your nails grow. The length of your toenails should be such that they do not rub against your shoes. If you are preparing for a hiking venture, cut your nails to a level flush with the tip of your toes to avoid any nail injury.
Diabetics should have their feet and nails treated by a podiatrist.
Orthotics that will help to treat How to cut your toe nails can be found below.
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FULL LENGTH INSOLES
NON FULL LENGTH INSOLES
|1. Measure your existing shoe insole:
|| 1. Measure from your heel to ball of foot:
2. Then compare your measurements from above to match the product size charts below:
|US MENS||4.5 - 9||9 - 13|
|US WOMENS||6 - 10||10 - 14|