What is the best file for toenails?

What is the best file for toenails?

The best electric nail file for thick toenails is the Makartt Electric Nail File. It has more than enough power to handle anything thick and comes with a variety of bits.

Can I file down my thick toenails?

I would always advise to file a thickened nail rather than cut it, this way you can do little harm to the nail and surrounding skin. A ‘Diamond deb’ nail file usually works best, filing the nail 2-3 times a week will usually keep the thickness reduced.

Should you file your toes?

Filing is the best way to shorten your toenails. Toenails that are filed properly will not catch your socks or stockings unlike the nail clippers!

Is it better to cut or file toenails?

A straight trim will help ensure your toenails grow forward as they should. Curved edges provide more opportunity for your nails to grow into your skin instead. If you are concerned about the corners of your nails poking against you or catching on your socks, gently file them down instead of clipping them off.

Should you file toenails wet or dry?

The third step is answering a common question: “Should I cut my nails before or after I shower?” In most cases, the answer is “before.” Dry toenails are less likely to bend or tear when you cut them, so you will get a cleaner cut. For people with very thick toenails, cutting will be easier after a shower.

What do podiatrists use to cut thick toenails?

As the toenail thickens it can put pressure on the ends of the toes and can cause pain. The nails can be cut by a podiatrist and thinned down with an electric burr to reduce any discomfort. This will need to be done repetitively as the nail will continue to grow back thicker.

What causes thick toenails as you age?

Unfortunately, thickening toenails are a by-product of aging, in most cases. As we age, our toenails – and fingernails – slow their growth rate, and the nails thicken because the nail cells, called onychocytes, sort of pile up.