Arthritis friendly clippers: Are there nail clippers that can help make cutting finger and toenails easier for people with mobility issues?

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Are there nail clippers that can help make cutting finger and toenails easier for people with mobility issues?

Question

My grandma has arthritis in her hands and limited body mobility. Because of that she struggles holding small objects, can’t bend over, and finds it increasingly harder to cut her own nails. Are there any senior and arthritis friendly nail clippers, for hands and feet, I could get her?

Our answer

Clipping one's nails is an important part of self-grooming but arthritis and mobility issues can make holding small objects difficult. Here are some fingernail clippers you might want to explore:

  • PETA Table Top Nail Clipper (at Arthritis Supplies) is an easy-to-use, mounted nail clipper which provides excellent leverage for people who have difficulty holding nail clippers. The product costs around $15 to $20 (USD), plus additional shipping fees.
  • Mzcyfuy Nail Clippers with Magnifier Light (at Amazon US) comes with a stand to make pressing the clippers easier, as well as a x3.5 magnification and a light to increase visibility. The product costs around $20 to $30 (USD), plus additional shipping fees.
  • Royal Angels Nail Clippers (at Amazon Canada) is an automatic filing clipper originally designed for children. However, this automatic filer can be of help to those struggling to use a manual clipper. The clippers come with several filing heads, including four head attachments for adults, as well as a LED light. The product costs around $25 to $30 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees.

To make clipping toenails easier and reduce the need to bend down, you might want to explore the following products:

  • Scalebeard Long Handled Toenail Clippers for Seniors (at Amazon Canada) is an effective device in reducing back strain for people with limited movement. To make clipping thicker toenails easier, the clippers have an extra wide jaw and double sharpened blades. To choose the right clipper size for you, please consult the product’s size chart. The product costs around $60 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees.
  • Long-handle Toenail Clippers, by MaddakMaddak Long-Handle Toenail Clippers (at Performance Health) features an 18-inch-long extended handle to help reduce the need to bend down when cutting toenails. The stainless-steel clipping blades are strong enough to cut through thicker toenails. The product costs around $130 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees.

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