My wife found a toenail straightening spring clip on eBay about six months ago that clips on the nail. This clip lifts the edges of the nail and allows it to grow normally without digging into your skin. I had an ingrown nail on my big toe and it hurt just to look at it. My curved nail is now re-trained and basically grows out flat. Its easy to take on and off and you can bend the metal to the curve shape you need. I also tried the flexible carbon fiber kind of toenail brace like NailEase that you glue on top of the nail but it would not stay on. The metal clip rarely fell off and if it did I just found it inside my sock and put it back on after getting out of the shower. Just use it gradually and bend it as needed to increase the spring pressure as you go. I looked for years and tried several different solutions and it is nearly impossible to find this clip anywhere. This metal clip was simple to use and most important of all it worked. From now on when I clip my toes, I clip them in a straight line so that the ends of my toe nails extend beyond the skin on the side of the nail. No more Oragel, toothpicks, cotton and baindaids!
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