I suggest you do this professionally at any foot and ankle specialist where they have the experience and the proper instruments to cure fungal infection, dry skin, nail bacterial or fungal infection.
Bunions Cause #2: Overpronation
Bunions Cause #3: Low Arched Feet
Bunions Cause #4: Uneven Weight Bearing
Bunions Cause #5: Hypermobility
Bunions Cause #6: Foot Injuries
Bunions Cause #7: Arthritis
Bunions Cause #8: Polio
Bunions Cause #9: High-Heeled Shoes
Bunions Cause #10: Excessive Standing
Congenital factors also a rule on developing factors.
Do x Ray to rule out any fracture.
Use elevation to avoid swelling
Change your foot gear to rule out any fiat feet or unusual mechanics in your gait
My mother is diabetic and has thick nail growth in her feet. How can we cut them while avoiding injury?
You should elevate both feet; Walk a few steps a day; Check your chemistry in the blood; Do vascular studies to the lowest extremity; Check for any infection or ulcers or inflammation that causes this edema.
Consult a cardiologist.
Could be the Achilles’ tendon is tight.
To confirm the fungus you can do fungal lab testing and will be treated by either tincture such as Penlac
Gait balance must be recognized while the joint in neutral position to accommodate the arch area .