Here are some tips for cutting toenails to prevent problems like pain or infections. You should cut your toenails straight across, making sure they are not too short. Leaving some of the white part showing heads off the chance of clipping into your skin and opening your toe to infection. Leaving the corners intact reduces your chance of getting an ingrown nail.
Never treat an ingrown toenail on your own, especially if you have diabetes. Instead, call Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Parker or Castle Pines, CO, at (303) 805-5156 and make an appointment to see one of our podiatrists. Often minor issues can become a much larger problem if self-treated, when they can be taken care of in just a few minutes in the office. We want to be sure your toenails stay healthy, safe, and looking great!