I hadn’t seen my mom for a while because of COVID-19 and all. I’m a nurse so I didn’t want to needlessly expose her to me…
But when talking to my dad over the phone the other day, he told me she had “let herself go” in the toenail department. She’s 77 now and having more and more trouble gripping things. It can be just a normal loss of dexterity for her age but I suspect she may be developing some form of arthritis.
While dad was laughing, I was a little concerned.
I could hear her complaining in the background that it just “hurts when I try to squeeze my clipper.” She had a standard nail clipper like this one
I immediately got angry at her (which I regret now) and burst out: “Mom why didn’t you tell me that cutting your nails was painful!?”
Because I’ve seen this problem often, mostly with seniors I’ve cared for at my hospital. As we reach our mid-50s, our nails become thicker and they become harder to cut especially as we lose hand-strength and dexterity. Plus bending over to reach our feet can be an extra challenge…
For some people, their nails just naturally become thick and bristle, and for others it can be due to conditions like fungal infections, psoriasis or diabetes.
The thing is:
So I figured it was time for a visit.
Armed with a N95 mask in one hand and a special clipper in the other, I headed to my parent’s house.
The clipper I brought was especially designed for seniors and people with thick nails. It’s really well made which I guess explains why it’s used in nursing homes and podiatry centers
(Side note: you may be wondering as I was why my dad didn’t just trim her nails for her, but apparently he too was facing reduced grip strength and dexterity issues, and he chipped one of her nails when he tried with her regular clipper…)
So after catching up in their backyard, I asked mom to remove her shoes.
When I looked down at her feet, I couldn’t believe what I saw.
I grabbed her clipper and could see that the handles were small and uncomfortable even for me.
So I immediately took the Nail Klip Ultra I brought and proceeded to trim her toenails. As I suspected, it was super easy to use and did a perfect job.
“Now it’s your turn,” I said as I handed her the clipper. Because what good is a clipper if she needs someone else to do it for her?
“Wow! It’s like night and day!” she shouted, “they’re so easy to handle and squeezing them is not painful!“
I was totally relieved because she cut her toenails effortlessly. Her frodo-feet were gone, her nails perfectly trimmed and even. Phew!
Dad too got excited and had to try it.
“How come no one ever thought to design clippers like this?” he wondered, seeing how comfortable the grip is. “Where can we buy a pair?”
I contacted Nail Klip Ultra to see if they were available to the general public and found the manufacturer’s site. They were running a 50% discount with fast shipping sale, so I immediately bought 2 of them. Check this link to see if you can still get the 50% discount.
As it turns out, the Nail Klip Ultra is a German-engineered product that has only recently begun to ship directly to consumers…
4 days later mom called to say they received the clippers. Awesome!
If you have reduced grip strength, joint pain or a loss of manual dexterity, I suggest you make your life easier and grab yourself a pair before they sellout.
• It works great on thick toenails and even ingrown nails.
• The large handle makes it very easy to use
• They feel zero pain or discomfort and it requires very little force
• Their nail edges are smooth and even thanks to the curved super sharp blade
• It’s medical-grade meaning that it’s made from high- quality materials and built to last
These are high-quality clippers, and people are starting to catch on about them. But here’s the thing: they are imported from Europe in relatively small batches. So stock is limited. If you want to get a pair, you should act now because they sell out almost as quickly as they become available.
Click the link below to check if you can still get this discount.
Also, they have a 100% money-back guarantee, so you’re covered in case you don’t like them (but you totally will)!