If you trim toenails properly, you can avoid unintended issues like ingrown nails or even an increased susceptibility to fungal infections. Use straight-edged clippers to cut your toenails straight across. Make small cuts instead of trying to trim the whole nail in one shot. Leave the edges of the nails intact so they don’t dig down into your skin. Clip the keratin so it lines up with the end of your toe, rather than being shorter or longer. If you file your nails, don’t drag the emery board back and forth. That only weakens the nail. Instead, only move the emery board in one direction until the rough edges are smooth. If you’re not sure how to trim toenails properly, or you’re unable to do so safely because you have a condition like advanced peripheral neuropathy or trouble reaching your feet, let us at Absolute Foot Care Specialists know. We’ll help you make sure your nails are clipped correctly and safely. Contact us through our website, or call (702) 839-2010 to make an appointment with us today.