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Dr. William Knudson Discusses Fallen Arches

In Health and Beauty on September 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm
  Dr. William Knudson

Dr. William Knudson

Dr. William Knudson is an Iowa native who serves patients from his Leesville, Virginia office. Through Podiatric Care of Northern Virginia, Dr. William Knudson regularly sees patients complaining of foot pain and discomfort. One of the primary causes of foot pain, Dr. William Knudson explains, is fallen arches. Today he talks to the staff of Presentation Solutions about the causes of fallen arches, what can be done to prevent them, and what he does to treat them.

Presentation Solutions: How do I know when my foot pain is due to fallen arches?

Dr. William Knudson: Well, with fallen arches, the pain is usually isolated to one area of the foot.

Presentation Solutions: The arch of the foot, right?

Dr. William Knudson: Actually, not necessarily the entire arch. Often the pain is within the arch but in one small area.

Presentation Solutions: Will I notice that pain when I’m standing or sitting?

Dr. William Knudson: Many of my patients first notice the pain while standing. It gets worse after they’ve walked around for a while. In some cases, the pain radiates through the entire foot.

Presentation Solutions: Is pain the only symptom?

Dr. William Knudson: Some of my patients also see swelling.

Presentation Solutions: What causes the arches to fall?

Dr. William Knudson: There can be a variety of causes. In some cases, aging causes the arches to fall and in others, a sports injury can develop after repetitive use. We also see patients who have worked in jobs that require standing throughout the day on a hard surface, especially if those patients were wearing shoes with inadequate arch support.

Presentation Solutions: What happens in the foot when an arch falls?

Dr. William Knudson: As I tell my patients, the arch of the foot is comprised of joints and muscles, which are bound together to form a sort of bridge. With improper force over time, that bridge can begin to collapse, which is where the pain comes in.

Presentation Solutions: How do you treat fallen arches?

Dr. William Knudson: There are over-the-counter arch supports that can help. I also recommend ice and rest for short-term relief.

Presentation Solutions: Is more long-term relief available?

Dr. William Knudson: There are several long-term treatments that are much more intensive. I recommend anyone suffering from ongoing pain due to fallen arches see a podiatrist as soon as possible for more effective treatment.

For Virginia residents suffering pain from fallen arches, Dr. William Knudson practices in the Leesburg area at Podiatric Care of Northern Virginia. If your busy schedule prohibits daytime office visits, Dr. William Knudson and his staff offer extended hours. In addition to care for fallen arches, Dr. William Knudson can help with a variety of foot problems, including bunions, heel pain, corns, and plantar warts.

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

Dr. William Knudson: Helping People Care for Their Feet

In Health and Beauty on October 17, 2010 at 6:46 am

Dr. William Knudson points out that feet are such an essential part of our everyday lives that many people take them for granted. We rely on our feet every day, says Dr. William Knudson, but we do not care for them nearly as often. For the benefit of patients and their families, Dr. William Knudson outlines some useful techniques for improving and prolonging foot health.

To begin, Dr. William Knudson points out that most people get dressed immediately after they bathe or shower. This means that people often put on their socks and shoes, says Dr. William Knudson, while their feet are damp or even wet. To avoid the growth of fungus and other adverse skin conditions, Dr. William Knudson advises making sure the feet are dry before putting on shoes and to always wear fresh clean socks. Dr. William Knudson also cautions patients to pay particular attention to the spaces between the toes when drying.

As an added precaution, Dr. William Knudson also suggests that a light dusting of talcum powder will help keep feet dry and comfortable. Dr. William Knudson advises wearing well-fitting shoes and avoiding tight shoes that restrict airflow and circulation. Tight shoes that squeeze toes together, says Dr. William Knudson, can contribute to the formation of bunions and fungus.

If sitting for a prolonged period of time, cautions Dr. William Knudson, it’s advisable to stand up periodically and walk around a bit. When sitting with crossed legs, adds Dr. William Knudson, uncross the legs or remember to reverse the crossing often. Dr. William Knudson reports that crossing the legs hampers circulation. Good circulation, states Dr. William Knudson, is of utmost importance for foot health. Dr. William Knudson points out that a family doctor can diagnose some general foot problems. A family doctor, continues Dr. William Knudson is equipped to offer basic foot care advice and then he or she may refer patients to a reputable podiatrist, if needed, for further medical assistance.