Your feet are among your most important body parts. Staying healthy provides to move freely. However, most of us takes our feet for granted that will eventually lead to an injury or problem. Most of us don't think about this but foot health is really important for everyone.
Taking care of your foot is essential to prevent foot health issues and also allows you to keep your whole body healthy. Foot health for people with diabetes is even more vital as they are prone with serious injuries even having a small cut on their feet.
Dr. J Leonard Knudson, DPM is a Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon, practicing in Culver City Since 1982. Dedicated to life long learning, Dr. Knudson has earned degrees in Pharmacy, Podiatry and Medicine and has two doctorate level degrees. Throughout Dr Knudson's career, he has diagnosed and treated multiple foot and ankle issues.
1. INSPECT YOUR FEET REGULARLY
If you notice any problems such as blisters, redness, small cuts, or cracked skin contact Dr. J Leonard Knudson, DPM immediately to conduct a thorough examination on your foot. Check your feet daily or use a hand mirror with magnification if you have diabetes, never ignore any problems with your feet.
2. ALWAYS WEAR WELL-FITTED SHOES
Shoes that don't fit well may cause blisters that can lead to infection or other problems. Make sure you choose shoes that do not irritate your feet. Wear shoes that properly support your feet and ankles to ensure safety while walking. Always ensure that your shoes fit properly for general wear or any sports-specific activities.
Dr Leonard Knudson of Associated Foot Care Clinic, Inc can also recommend you shoes or shoe inserts (orthotics) for proper support.
3. CLEAN YOUR FEET DAILY AND WEAR CLEAN, DRY SOCKS
Wash your feet daily in lukewarm water. Avoid using hot or cold water. Water that is too hot or too cold can damage your skin, especially in people with diabetes who have decreased skin sensation. When your feet is sweat, use a soft washcloth or sponge and gentle soap. Then, rinse thoroughly and dry your feet completely before donning socks and shoes.
Socks that are bunched up or too tight around the ankles or calf also can cause irritation or problems. The Associated Foot Care Clinic, Inc. warns that having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems.
4. MOISTURIZE YOUR FEET AT NIGHT
Prevent your feet from itching and cracking by moisturizing them every night and avoid putting lotion in between your toes to keep your skin soft and healthy.
5. CUT NAILS CAREFULLY AND REGULARLY
It is best to cut nails straight across and then carefully file the edges. Nails that are cut too short can become ingrown and cause soreness or infection. Keep your nails trimmed, but not too short. If you cannot cut your own nails, Dr Leonard Knudson can assist.
WELCOME TO ASSOCIATED FOOT CARE CLINIC SINCE 1982
CULVER CITY FAMILY FOOT DOCTOR - YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD PODATRIST IN CULVER CITY
The Associated Foot Care Clinic, Inc. in Culver City, California is the go-to emergency podiatry clinic for all foot and ankle problems. The team of Dr. Leonard Knudson offers a a full range of services for foot and ankle care.
We also offer a variety of treatments, including medical and surgical treatments, to help alleviate pain and discomfort and with Dr Knudson's expertise and experience, he will be able to help you get back on your feet.
Dr. J Leonard Knudson treat many foot problems and look forward to providing foot and ankle care for you and your family. Call 310-876-1579 to Make an Appointment Today!
CULVER CITY FOOT DOCTOR SINCE 1982 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL CULVER CITY
Our services and treatments includes; Arch Disorders, Arch and Heel Pain, Ankle Pain, Ankle Therapy, Arthritis, Bunions, Calluses, Custom Orthotics, Diabetic Foot Treatments, Feet Pain, Foot Injury, Hammertoes, Heel Pain, Ingrown Toenails and more. View Full Service by clicking here.
PATIENT TESTIMONIAL FOR ASSOCIATED FOOT CARE CLINIC, INC
"Dr. Leonard Knudson Treated me for a rather harsh case of Athlete's foot that I developed while vacationing in the Caribbean. His prescription and diagnosis was right on the money, and he was able to take care of my needs in 1 quick session. His front desk staff were warm and did a great job at taking care of the billing issues with my Health Insurer. I highly recommend him for anything Foot related!"
- DAH W.
The Associated Foot Care Clinic of Dr. Leonard J Knudson is located at 9808 Venice Blvd. Suite 600 in Culver City, California 90232. We are open from Mondays to Fridays, 9:00am to 5:00pm and we are closed during the weekends.
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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