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The Importance of Nail Health

Our nails, even though they are small and not the most prominent parts of our body, can really be attention-grabbing if they are not in the best condition. Having healthy nails is important not just for aesthetic appeal and physical appearances, but to ensure that you are living a generally healthy and hygienic life. Often times, unhealthy nails may even be a sign of more serious health conditions.

Finding the right medical professional

It is not difficult to see why you should approach an experienced and qualified doctor to help you care for your nails and treat any condition you may have. Fortunately, Hand and Microsurgery Medical Group has got two such doctors in-house to help you say goodbye to any trouble with your nails. Both Dr. Leonard Gordon and Dr. Joshua Gordon are known to be extremely understanding, accommodating and caring toward their patients.

At Hand & Microsurgery Medical Group, We Care

We understand that nail conditions cause a lot of emotional and mental worries as well, so we make sure that we are sensitive toward your case. During your time with us, you can be confident that you are in the best hands.

Nail Condition
Specialist San Francisco

Nail abnormalities come in all forms. Mostly, they affect the appearance, growth and color of your nails. While healthy nails are fairly strong, have consistent coloring and appear smooth, unhealthy nails are the exact opposite. Below, we take a look at some of the most common nail conditions:

Beau Lines and Other Nail Conditions

If you have depressions that run across your nails, chances are you have what is known as Beau’s lines. Usually, this is caused as a result of malnourishment, but can also be caused by peripheral vascular disease or pneumonia.

Nail fungus

This is an infection that affects the nail as well as the skin beneath the nail. It is more likely to occur as you age. It usually happens to your toenails, as a result of wearing moist and closed shoes where fungi thrive.

Ingrown nail

This usually happens to your big toenail. It is when the edge of the nail grows into the skin that is next to it. It can be very painful.


Also known as spooning, this is when your nails scoop outward and have raised ridges, thus making your nails look like the shape of a spoon.


This is a condition where your nails grow thicker and curve down the tip of your fingers or toes. This usually takes years to gradually develop.


This is a condition where your nail plates are separated from your nail bed, thus causing a discoloration in your nail.

Choosing Hand
& Microsurgery
Medical Group

Hand and Microsurgery Medical Group has successfully treated a number of patients with nail conditions. Over the years, we have managed to run thorough and comprehensive tests, accurately diagnose and successfully treat all kinds of patients with varying types of toenail and fingernail conditions.

Experienced, Dedicated, Caring

With more than 40 years of combined experience, both Dr. Leonard Gordon and Dr. Joshua Gordon are more than qualified and have enough expertise to take care of you and help you reach your goals of having healthy and beautiful nails.

Moreover, the staff here at Hand and Microsurgery Medical Group is known for their friendliness and helpfulness. They are easy to approach, are extremely courteous and more than willing to help you out with anything you may need. Our goal is to help you have the best experience with us. From the moment you step into our Sacramento office, we want to ensure you that you will be in great hands, and will do everything in our power to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Contact Us


CALL: 415-578-6126

Address: 2299 Post Street, Suite 103
San Francisco, CA 94115