Advice on Cutting Your Toenails

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Advice on Cutting Your Toenails
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Advice on Cutting Your Toenails

If you have been advised by your consultant or your GP not to cut your toenails yourself, then you should see a State Registered chiropodist / podiatrist. If, however, there is no reason why you should not cut your toenails then here is the way you should do it:

  • Follow the shape of the toe when cutting.
  • Leave no sharp edges.
  • Nails are for protection so do not cut them too short.
  • Never cut down the sides.