Foot Injuries Specialist

Tower Wound Care Centers -  - Wound Care Specialist

Tower Wound Care Centers

Wound Care Specialists located in Cedars Sinai Medical Towers, Los Angeles, CA & Encino, CA

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.

Foot Injuries Q & A

What’s the difference between podiatric and orthopedic care?

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.

What types of foot injuries are treated by Dr. Knudson?

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:

  • Torn ankle ligaments
  • Ankle sprains
  • Broken ankle, foot, or toe bones
  • Stress fractures
  • Heel spurs and heel pain
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Nerve damage
  • Injury-induced chronic inflammation and pain

When should you see the doctor for a foot injury?

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.

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