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More about Podiatry

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

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.

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


Above: Nails should be cut straight across.

Above: If the corners are sharp use a long handled file.

Above: Over grown thickened nails can damage adjacent toes

Your podiatrist will safely deal with any foot problems


How it used to be done!


Further information:

For more information about podiatry, contact the Society of Podiatrist' website:


Author: Nena Jukes, Podiatrist



West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2QZ, tel:01284 713000