Hammertoes and mallet toes are deformities of the feet caused by imbalances in the muscles, tendons or ligaments. They can cause pain and discomfort to the point of impeding mobility. But it doesn't have to be this way, these conditions can be treated. At his Culver City practice, Dr. J. Leonard Knudson can address hammertoe and mallet toe to resolve the pain and restore patients' quality of life and mobility.
Mallet Toe and Hammertoe Treatment for Brentwood Patients
Culver City podiatrist Dr. Knudson treats hammertoe and mallet toe cases in the Brentwood, West Los Angeles, Malibu and Southern California areas. The goal is to relieve pain, address the underlying condition causing said discomfort, and ultimately improve patient mobility. These conditions are characterized by crooked toes because of the imbalances of the muscles, tendons or ligaments holding these digits straight. Hammertoes involve abnormal bend in the middle joint of a toe while mallet toes affect the joint closest to the toenail. Both conditions usually occur on the second, third and fourth toes. These deformities' development can be accelerated by the type of shoes worn, innate foot structure, as well as trauma and certain diseases.
To relieve the pain and pressure, patients can change their footwear and use foot inserts. But for severe cases of hammertoe or mallet toe, surgical intervention may be required to provide relief. As an expert in general foot care, foot surgery and treating injuries of the foot, Dr. Knudson will assess cases of hammertoe and mallet toe, determine the optimal course of action and provide the treatment that will best suit the patients' needs and give them the best results. This will be a collaborative process between doctor and patient, with the latter being informed about the conditions they are dealing with, their diagnosis and the treatment options available to them.
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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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