Iowa native Dr. William Knudson of Cedar Rapids believes that the most important part of his career is helping everyday people with their common foot discomforts. Without healthy, comfortable feet, Dr. William Knudson has seen first hand that days for his Cedar Rapids patients can drag on, long and painfully. Dr. William Knudson discusses several foot conditions that he has frequently seen in his Cedar Rapids, Iowa podiatry practice.
When a nerve in the foot becomes inflamed, explains Cedar Rapids’ Dr. William Knudson, the tissue around the nerve builds up and thickens. Dr. William Knudson explains to Cedar Rapids patients that this condition is called a neuroma. Neuromas will cause tingling, pain or numbness in the bottom of the foot, says Dr. William Knudson, especially at the toes and ball of the foot. Neuromas commonly affect the balance of Dr. William Knudson’s Cedar Rapids patients, and they can be exacerbated by high-heeled shoes or footwear that is too narrow.
Neuromas can often be mitigated by using the proper shoe inserts, states Dr. William Knudson of Cedar Rapids. Spurs are another foot condition that Dr. William Knudson has treated in his Cedar Rapids/Waterloo, Iowa practices. A spur is a bony bump, says Dr. William Knudson of Cedar Rapids, which grows on one or more of the bones in the feet. Dr. William Knudson says that spurs suffered by his Cedar Rapids patients are the result of stress on the feet.
Spurs are most common, says Cedar Rapids podiatrist Dr. William Knudson, in people that stand up for long periods of time, are overweight, or wear poorly fitted shoes. Dr. William Knudson adds, however, that bone spurs may be painless depending on where they form. Some spurs hurt very much, points out Cedar Rapids’ Dr. William Knudson, and they do require a doctor’s care. Bone spur treatments for his Cedar Rapids patients have included heel pads, foot supports and sometimes surgery, concludes Dr. William Knudson.
Foot care tip from Cedar Rapids podiatrist Dr. William Knudson: If you think you are experiencing a neuroma, Dr. William Knudson advises visiting your podiatrist.
About William Knudson Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids podiatrist William Knudson grew up near Des Moines, Iowa. Before moving to Cedar Rapids, William Knudson spent his boyhood enjoying the pastimes of small town mid-America, and when it was time to pursue a vocation, Dr. William Knudson of Cedar Rapids chose Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.
On his way to settling down in Cedar Rapids, Dr. William Knudson pursued medical studies and later graduated from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. While pursuing a degree there, Dr. William Knudson of Cedar Rapids was awarded the Durlacher Honor Society scholarship, given in recognition of his scholarship and perceived potential for the advancement of podiatric medicine. Cedar Rapids’ Dr. William Knudson also received the Philip Brachman Honor Scholarship (1994-1995) and Knudson graduated Cum Laude with both a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine on May 12, 1995.
Before the move to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dr. William Knudson was offered a position at Hillcrest Health Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Then in 1996, Cedar Rapids’ Dr. William Knudson was appointed Chief Resident, and he was part of a 24-month program in podiatric medicine and surgery. This opportunity offered Dr. William Knudson extensive training in forefoot, rear foot, ankle, and lower leg reconstruction. Cedar Rapids’ Dr. William Knudson achieved certification in foot and ankle arthroscopy, advanced wound care of the lower extremity and Internal fixation in foot and ankle surgery.
Over the next thirteen years Dr. William Knudson provided care in three well respected practices in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. In 1997 and 1998, Dr. William practiced at the Northwest Foot and Ankle Associates near Cedar Rapids in Sioux City, Iowa. Dr. William Knudson’s next stop relocated him closer to Cedar Rapids in Waterloo, Iowa where he built a practice at Cedar Valley Podiatry from 1998 through 2006. In 2006, Dr. William Knudson moved to a practice in Cedar Rapids at Iowa Foot and Ankle Clinic.
While practicing at Cedar Rapids’ Iowa Foot and Ankle Clinic, Dr. William Knudson was appointed as Department Chair, Podiatry, at the Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dr. William Knudson also served on the Faculty of the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation. Dr. William Knudson also served as a Panel physician at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Wound Healing Center located at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. William Knudson’s professional accreditations include certification as a Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Cedar Rapids’ Dr. William Knudson is also appointed as a Fellow of the American Collage of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Following a relocation from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dr. William Knudson moved to and currently resides in Zanesville, Ohio.