The pain of arthritis can quickly turn an everyday routine into an excruciating task, making something as seemingly simple as clipping your nails a challenging ordeal — unless you have the right tools, that is. When searching for the best nail clippers, there are a few important things you should take into consideration. Pain and swelling are the main symptoms of arthritis, so choosing a tool that takes on a larger range of motion than you can achieve on your own is a major plus.
The Best Arthritis Nail Clippers
To help you clip your nails with ease, we’ve rounded up a list of arthritis-friendly nail clippers that are specially designed for people with arthritis and will make trimming and primping a breeze. We’ve included several products along with reviews and comments made by real people who have been touched by arthritis. Suggesting products is one thing, but hearing that they work from people who have firsthand experience with the condition is much more important. Keep scrolling for Woman’s World‘s picks for the best nail clippers for someone with arthritis.
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Happy Health Smart Long Handle Toenail Scissors
1. Happy Health Smart Long Handle Toenail Scissors
These nifty long-handled nail clippers (available in turquoise and purple) have an extended handle and an angled end that makes it easier to reach your toes. Reviewer Susan M. Godbey wrote, “Due to 50+ years of arthritis, my hands cannot reach my toes to cut the nails. I've tried step-stools, pillows, etc. to put the toes at a reachable angle, but no luck. Today, when the scissors arrived, I was VERY skeptical, but I tried them, expecting another dud. Wow! They not only reach my toes, they CUT very well! A silly little thing like toenails seems, well, silly, but when they cannot be cut as usual, finding an affordable toenail reacher/cutter is amazing and a light in my day.”
Where to buy: $12.99, Amazon
EasyComforts EZ Grip Nail Clippers
2. EasyComforts EZ Grip Nail Clippers
EasyComforts' EZ Grip Nail Clippers are available in two sizes, large and small. Made with a scissor-like grip, these clippers make pressing down simpler. Amazon customer CWL left a positive review for this pair after buying them for a family member: “I got this since my husband has arthritis in his fingers and found using conventional nail clippers hard to use. Easier to hold and clip your nails. Easier on the fingers!”
Where to buy: $3.43-$4.21, Amazon
Bizarre.ly Long Handle Toenail and Fingernail Clipper
3. Keiby Citom Nail Clippers with 360-Degree Rotating Head
It’s not too often that you come across a pair of clippers with a 360-degree swiveling head. This completely eliminates any awkward angles, painful twisting, and uncomfortable positions. The head rotates so your fingers don’t have to whether you're cutting your nails or someone else’s. "Why someone didn't market a nail clipper with a bit longer handles and 360 degree rotating jaws years ago, I don't know," one Amazon customer wrote, "but these have allowed me, at 75 yo, to avoid asking my wife of the same age for her assistance or, worse, going to a walk-in clinic where I would probably be asked to not come back after introducing an unsuspecting NP or assistant to my overly ticklish toes and arches."
Where to buy: $9.99, Amazon
Easy Hold Toenail Clipper
4. Easy Hold Toenail Clipper
Dexterity is an obvious challenge for people with arthritis and because it so often hurts to move, chrome-handled clippers just don’t make the cut — literally and figuratively. These Easy Hold Toenail Clippers for arthritis feature a rubberized handle with extra texture to ensure you have a secure grip. “Arthritis in my hands had become so bad that I could no longer use normal clippers. This product is easy to use and easy to hold. No pain!” buyer Lynne A. O’Kelly wrote. No pain and an easy grip? It’s a win-win.
Where to buy: $3.95, Amazon
World No. 1 Extra Large Toenail Clipper
5. World No. 1 Extra Large Toenail Clipper
While these clippers are a little pricier than the others, the added cost is worth every penny. The handle is much larger than typical nail clippers and its rubber casing gives users a strong grip. Many reviewers also mentioned that its sharp edges made cutting much faster. Rich R. wrote, “This was just the ticket I needed. I'm a diabetic and have arthritis in both hands. I also suffer from thicker than normal toenails. This pair of clippers worked fantastic! Blades are sharp and with the handle there is enough leverage to cut nails easily.” The size easily caters to those with larger hands and nails, but even if your hands are on the smaller end, a tight grip and less distance to clip is a big benefit.
Where to buy: $13, Amazon