Asked by: Gonzalina Boschmansasked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd March, 2020
Can you fix curved toenails?
Also, why are my toenails curving?
Pincer Toenails. A pincer nail is a medical condition were the sides of the toenails become curved inwards. The process can take years to develop and as the nail progressively becomes more and more curved the edges of the nail can begin to irritate the toe and often cause an ingrown toenail.
Furthermore, how do you correct a curve? Look at the shape of your toenail from the front of your toe.
- If your toenail is evenly curved position the toenail brace centered front to back.
- If your toenail is unevenly curved (abruptly curved at the sides and relatively flat in the center) position the toenail brace where your toenail is more evenly curved.
Additionally, can you fix pincer toenails?
No matter the cause of the pincer toenail, podiatrists have a treatment method to fix it. The most common method is a simple ingrown toenail procedure. This consists of removing any offending nail borders by cutting from both sides of the nail.
How do I stop my toenails from curling inwards?
The most important thing you can do is trim your toenails using a strong, sharp nail clipper. Cut each toenail to the point where it begins to curve upward. Cut the nail straight across without cutting the edges inward. It's also important to leave the nail a little long to prevent it from growing inward.