Ingrown toenails are not only annoying and painful, they can also be risk factors for toe and foot infections particularly for those with pre-existing conditions like diabetes. Seniors, diabetics and others with circulatory issues must not leave ingrown toenails untreated. Prompt treatment is necessary and at his Culver City practice, Associated Foot Care Clinic, Inc., Foot Doctor J. Leonard Knudson, DPM offers ingrown toenail treatment.
Treat Ingrown Toenails ASAP Near Santa Monica
Ingrown toenails are when the edges or corners of the toenails grow into the skin around them. This occurs mostly in big toes, but when they are treated at home the process tends to be done improperly or in unsanitary or unhygienic ways. Mishandled ingrown toenail treatment can result in complications like wounds and infections.
Additionally, conditions like diabetes increase the risk of complications because the lower extremities get poor circulation. This results in a diminished healing process and immune response. Infections can become worse and gangrene might even set in.
In short, it is recommended to have ingrown toenail treatment done by medical professionals.
Signs of ingrown toenail complications include:
Symptoms of ingrown toenails include:
Hardening or swelling of the skin next to the nail.
Pain when there is pressure on the toe.
Fluid buildup around the toe.
When ingrown toenails become infected, they exhibit the following signs:
Redness and swelling of the skin
Overgrowth of the skin surrounding the toe.
Ingrown toenail treatment starts with a physical exam and possible X-rays in case of infections or injuries. After the diagnosis, treatment can commence. Ingrown toenail treatment ranges from antibiotics to surgical procedures such as partial nail removal.
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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