What’s the Right Way to Clip Your Toenails?

by | May 12, 2017 | Uncategorized

Did you know that there’s a right way and a wrong way to trim your toenails? It might seem like a silly thing, but a few common habits could easily be increasing your risk for injuries like ingrown nails!

For starters, you have to be more cautious about the length of the nail when it comes to toenails. You obviously don’t want them to be too long, but too short is also a problem. We recommend you keep your toenails about even with the tips of your toes, trimming small amounts relatively frequently to keep it near the ideal length. Second, you should cut your nails in a manner that gently rounds the corners.

We also recommend you use a larger, stronger set of nail clippers designed specifically for toenails, which are larger and thicker than fingernails. Ideally, each person in your household will have their own set that they use only on their own toenails—this reduces the transmission risk for bacterial or fungal infections.

Now, we know what you may be thinking—what about pedicures? While most salons will give you decent service, sometimes the nails and cuticles are cut too short, inviting a case of fungal toenails or an ingrown toenail.

Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about this. For safe, satisfying, professional pampering, you can join us at Piede Foot Spa! We’re part of the Kansas Foot Center and backed by board-certified physicians, who are available for consultations if necessary. Furthermore, all our nail care technicians have medical training.

You can find true peace of mind knowing that a medical foot specialist is supervising your pedicure, and our facility is held to the highest standards of cleanliness and sterilization. You also have access to a full range of podiatric services, including diabetic foot care, laser nail treatment, and more.

To set up an appointment with either the Kansas Foot Center or the Piede Foot Spa, give us a call today at (866) 222-5177.