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INGROWN TOENAILS

INGROWN TOENAILS

Ingrown toenails occur when the edges or corners of your nails grow into the skin next to the nail. Your big toe is most likely to get an ingrown toenail.

Ingrown toenails can be treated at home. However, if you have diabetes or other conditions that causes poor circulation you are risking yourself to complications that might require medical treatment.

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WHAT CAUSES
INGROWN TOENAILS

  • Cutting toenails incorrectly

  • Genetic predisposition

  • Poor posture

  • Irregular, curved toenails

  • Improper foot hygiene

  • Footwear that places a lot of pressure on the big toes

  • Toenail injury, including stubbing your toe, dropping something heavy on your foot, or kicking a ball repeatedly

According to the National Health Services (NHS), ingrown toenails may be more common in people with sweaty feet, such as teenagers.

It occurs to both men and women, and older people may also be at higher risk because toenails thicken with age.

Many things can cause an ingrown toenail, including:

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Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor for ingrown toenail treatment. It is important to have an overall health and medical history discussion by a Foot and Ankle Doctor

Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles that is able to provide proper ingrown toenail treatment.

We look forward to meeting your foot and ankle needs.

Our Los Angeles Foot Doctor is Certified by the The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, is a California Licensed Podiatrist and has a Doctorate Degree in Podiatric Medicine.

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