Cedar Rapids Podiatrist Dr. William Knudson | Advice About Corns and Calluses

In Health and Beauty on November 17, 2010 at 11:43 am

Dr. William Knudson, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been practicing podiatry since 1996. Dr. William Knudson served at three highly regarded practices in and around Cedar Rapids, Iowa before relocating his private clinic to the East Coast. For the benefit of health conscious readers and patients, Dr. William Knudson of describes some common foot conditions that led his Cedar Rapids patients to visit his podiatry practice.

Dr. William Knudson says that many of his Cedar Rapids patients reported issues with corns and calluses. Dr. William Knudson explained to his Cedar Rapids patients that corns and calluses form on bony or protruding parts of the feet, which tend to rub against the inside of shoes all day. In explaining the difference between the two to these Cedar Rapids patients, Dr. William Knudson noted that corns form on the sides or tops of toes, while calluses appear on the soles of feet.

Walking on an untreated callus, according to Dr. William Knudson of Cedar Rapids, can aggravate the callus, making it painful and sometimes messy. A smart way to deal with corns and calluses, says Dr. William Knudson, is to wear well-fitting shoes. Dr. William Knudson noted that Cedar Rapids drug stores sell non-medicated pads, and that these provide a cushion around the affected area while wearing shoes.

Dr. William Knudson also told Cedar Rapids patients to rub corns and calluses with a washcloth or pumice stone during baths or showers. This reduces the size of the ailment without doing any damage, he added. Dr. William Knudson instructed his Cedar Rapids patients to avoid shaving off a corn or callus. Dr. William Knudson further explained to his Cedar Rapids patients that shaving off the ailment can cause infection and a lot of pain.

If an individual suffers from a corn or callus coupled with diabetes or any other circulation problems, Dr. William Knudson, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, always urges consultation with a doctor to explore the best treatment options.

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.

Dr. Knudson currently practices at Podiatric Care of Northern Virginia in Leesburg.  He remains committed to serving his patients by providing the greatest care available for all of their podiatric needs. With expanded office hours, Dr. Knudson and his dedicated staff are available to cater to even the busiest schedule.

For more information about Dr. William Knudson, please visit the Podiatric Care of Northern Virginia website at

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