Crps

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I have crps in my left foot and I struggle to cut my nails on this foot due to the pain, does anybody else have this problem and any way to deal with it?

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    So glad to hear this Lucy and not in a mean way. I'm the same but thought I was going doolally. Removing nail polish also causes grief. My physio says its part of the disease. It's tough cos you get a few goodiish days and then you tackle the feet and it all goes pear shaped. Not sure of a solution. Just grin and bear it I guess. Sorry I can't be of help. X

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      Thank you for your reply, I'm glad i'm not the only one too. yes that is the same with me, trying to paint/remove nail polish is difficult. When I do tackle my nails I end up having a few extremely bad days with my foot and legs. Also My nail Growth has gone very fast because of my CRPS so I can not just leave them as it then causes more pain.

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    I've struggled with this too since my CRPS has spread to my foot. I've found that using nail scissors is A LOT less painful than using clippers. This doesn't work for the big toe because they're just not strong enough, but at least I only have to grin and bear it for the one instead of all five.

    On the very rare occasion that I do bother with prettying them up, I don't paint them anymore because I know how painful it will be to get the polish off. Instead I use the Jamberry product (they're like stickers). They stay on for much, much longer than paint--don't chip or wear off. When you do have to remove them, it's because of growth only, and you simply soak in acetone before gently peeling off. Hope this helps!

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      Thank you for your reply, I've tried both scissors and clippers and they're both just as bad. However I will try the jamberry product, thank you x

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