Nail Care

The nails of on the affected hand of a child with hemiplegia seem to be thinner and more sensitive than the nails on the other hand. Take care to trim and file nails often.

Parents and Young Adults Speak

I have always used a nail file. Just hold the nail file in your affected and rest your hand on your leg or a table, then file the other hand’s nails. – Julie

My son has a small device that’s basically a nail clipper mounted to a base, also known as a table top fingernail clipper.  – Sue and Bob

Several male teens and young adults have shared that their most effective way to trim nails is to bite them. Seriously! They tell us this every year. – CHASA Retreat Teen Panel