The simple act of cutting your toenails may not seem to have much to do with podiatric medicine; however, as podiatrists caution, improper toenail cutting can cause painful ingrown toenails.
In this video, a foot doctor advises patients to cut toenails immediately after you shower, when the nails are soft. Podiatry favors using a proper toenail clipper to cut nails straight across. To prevent ingrown toenails, try to leave one millimeter of white on the tops of nails. Avoid cutting into the sides of nails, as this may also lead to ingrown toenails.
For more tips from a podiatrist in Whitestone, contact Family Foot Center of Whitestone. You can reach our foot center by calling us at (718) 767-5555.