Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a podiatric surgeon at Tower Wound Care in Culver City, California. His expertise has helped patients with all types of foot injuries achieve optimal healing, whether they suffered from ligament sprains and broken bones, nerve damage, or the diverse injuries caused by sports and athletic training.
The main difference between a podiatrist and an orthopedic practitioner is this: Podiatrists specialize in the foot and ankle, while orthopedic doctors treat muscles and bones throughout your body. Dr. Knudson offers more than podiatric care because he’s a highly-qualified and experienced podiatric surgeon. That means he received a degree in podiatric medicine, then went on to complete years of additional training in podiatric surgery.
When you have a foot injury, conservative treatment such as immobilization, rehabilitation, and medications may be all you need. But if you have a fracture, a torn ligament, or bone deformity, then surgical intervention may be the best option. You can count on Dr. Knudson’s expertise to take care of your foot injury no matter what type of treatment is required for optimal healing and recovery.
Dr. Knudson treats any kind of foot injury, whether it’s work related, a crush injury, or an old-fashioned yet very painful twisted ankle. The doctor specializes in sports injuries, and welcomes anyone engaged in athletics to come in for preventive care.
Some of the most common injuries Dr. Knudson treats include:
It’s always essential to see a podiatric surgeon when you have pain, discoloration, or swelling that doesn’t improve after a few days. It’s definitely time to schedule an appointment if you can’t walk or put weight on your foot, or you have burning pain, numbness, or tingling. Call Tower Wound Care for immediate care or go to your emergency department if your foot has an open wound that hasn’t healed, or if you have signs of infection, such as redness, warmth, tenderness, or a fever.
Getting early treatment for a foot injury is vital for a quick and complete recovery. If you continue to walk on an injured foot or ankle, the damage gets worse and you could develop chronic inflammation or a chronic pain syndrome.
"The staff at Tower Wound Care Center was so professional and happy. Always on time. The medical industry should try and copy how they operate their business."
"Every time I've seen Dr. Vincenti, she's been incredibly kind and thorough. She seems to genuinely care and take an interest in my healing."
"His attention to detail and complete sterility when working with my wounds were astounding."
"If you're having foot problems go see Dr. Knudson! He is very knowledgeable and took the time to explain what was going on with my feet."
"A healer with a passion for his profession and someone who genuinely cares about your recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Knudson!"
"I am so happy with Dr. Knudson! Fully recommend him."
"Dr. Knudson diagnosed my feet and associated walking issues. Great to find a kind doctor who knows his specialization in depth."
"Nice cheerful music and everyone was cheery. Great Doctor!”
"I have never been questioned about my ‘senior status’ until last Friday night. The woman said she didn’t believe me that I was 60-65. Thank you for my youthful look!"