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.
WHAT CAUSES INGROWN TOENAILS
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:
Cutting toenails incorrectly
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
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.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT FOOT CARE WLA
"He has a good balance of being in the business for 40 years and also acknowledging modern medicine. Thumbs up"
THOROUGH AND PROFESSIONAL
"He made me feel better and gave me options for treatment"
"Dr. Leonard Knudson is a terrific doctor! He immediately recognized my condition as ingrown toenails. Treated them and prescribed an antibiotic for infection. He is very nice, and extremely competent and experienced."
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.