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More about Podiatry

Illustration - There is one too short / too long / just right

There is one too short / too long / just right - see diagram above.

Illustration - Never encircle a toe with tape or lambs

Never encircle a toe with tape or lambs wool as there is a real risk of strangulation and cutting off the blood supply to the digit.

Illustration - Never cut into the corners

Never cut into the corners. Nail spikes may be left behind if the nails are not cut straight across. Prevent an ingrown toe nail.

 

Step 1

1. Nails should be cut straight across.

Step 2

2. If the corners are sharp use a long handled file.

Step 3

3. Over grown thickened nails can damage adjacent toes

Step 4

4. Your podiatrist will safely deal with any foot problems

How it used to be done!

Illustration - how it used to be done!

Further information:

For more information about podiatry, contact the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists website: www.feetforlif.org.

 

Author: Nena Jukes, Podiatrist