Dr. William Knudson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Hammertoe and Ingrown Toenails


Dr. William Knudson, a long-time podiatrist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa has dedicated his professional life to the health and comfort of people’s feet. Practicing for many years in the greater Cedar Rapids/Waterloo area, Dr. William Knudson recently transitioned his practice to the East Coast. Prior to the move, Dr. William Knudson helped many patients from Cedar Rapids to live healthy, pain-free lives, and in this post Dr. William Knudson provides more expert advice for individuals dealing with painful foot ailments at home.

Dr. William Knudson of Cedar Rapids says that ingrown toenails are an often-overlooked condition – that is, until they start to hurt and interfere with walking. Dr. William Knudson has frequently treated his Cedar Rapids patients for ingrown toenails that developed after a nail was improperly trimmed and then began to grow and pierced the adjacent skin. Dr. William Knudson has advised his Cedar Rapids patients that an easy way to avoid ingrown toenails is to use clippers specifically made for toenails. Trim straight across the toenails, says Cedar Rapids’ Dr. William Knudson, leaving the corner of the toenail visible.

As Dr. William Knudson instructs his Cedar Rapids patients, if the corners of the toenails are trimmed too close, they can become ingrown as they start to grow back. Cedar Rapids’ Dr. William Knudson also reminds patients that large toes are more likely to develop ingrown toenails. Hammertoe is another toe ailment, says Dr. William Knudson of Cedar Rapids, that can require surgery if left unchecked. Dr. William Knudson explains that hammertoe affects the tendons that facilitate toe movement.

In hammertoe, these tendons begin shortening, explains Dr. William Knudson to his Cedar Rapids patients, and they begin to pull the toe back. As the toe joint grows and stiffens, continues Dr. William Knudson of Cedar Rapids, it rubs more and more against the inside of shoes. Over time hammertoe has developed into a very uncomfortable condition for many of Dr. William Knudson’s Cedar Rapids patients, affecting their balance and creating a pressing need for foot surgery.

Foot Care tip from Cedar Rapids’ podiatrist Dr. William Knudson: If an ingrown toenail gets severe, Dr. William Knudson says to visit a doctor to have part of the nail removed.

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 www.pcnvonline.com

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