Dealing with persistent toenail fungus that makes your feet uncomfortable? Culver City Foot Doctor J. Leonard Knudson's practice, Associated Foot Care, provides treatment for toenail fungal infections. Patients will have their feet assessed for onychomycosis or toenail fungus, which is an infection under the surface of the nail that causes darkening and foul odor as well as pain and mobility issues. Then Dr. Knudson will provide a treatment regimen to address the infection and restore patients' quality of life.
Prompt Toenail Fungus Treatment in Culver City
Toenails are prone to accumulating microorganisms such as fungi especially when they are exposed to damp areas and aren't dried properly. When the fungus grows under the toenail, it can spread and impair mobility by making the nails grow thicker and harder to trim, which can make walking painful when wearing shoes. Additionally, onychomycosis can come with secondary bacterial or yeast infections.
While infections can be present for years without causing pain, it will change the quality and color of the affected toenail, resulting in an unpleasant appearance.
Mild infections can be suppressed with daily routine cleansing and over-the-counter liquid antifungal agents. But a fungal infection can return as time goes by. In the case of persistent fungal infection that results in toenail discoloration, thickening or deformity, the services of a podiatrist may be necessary.
When the fungal infection has been detected and the necessary laboratory tests have been performed, a treatment plan will be presented. This includes prescribing topical or oral medication, debridement or the removal of diseased nail matter and debris, and in severe cases even surgical treatment. Temporary removal of the infected nail can be done to allow direct application of topical antifungal medication. Chronically painful nails can also be permanently removed if they do not respond to other treatments.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor for treatment.
Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles. We also tend to patients from nearby - UCLA, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area.
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