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Ankle Pain Culver City Foot Doctor. Dr. J. Leonard Knudson Foot and Ankle Specialist Since 1982. Located at 9808 Venice Blvd Suite 600 Culver City, CA 90230. Specializes in General Foot Care, Foot Surgery, and Injuries of the Foot. Serving the Southern California community of all ages. Contact us at 310-876-1579. West Los Angeles 90025, Inglewood 90301, Santa Monica 90401.

Most cases of foot or ankle pain are short term and are caused by soft tissue injuries, such as sprains or strains.

There can be several explanations for pain in and around the feet or ankles, such as:

  • badly fitting footwear

  • osteoarthritis

  • inflammatory arthritis

  • connective tissue diseases

  • poor blood circulation

  • nerve damage

Ankle pain refers to any kind of pain or discomfort affecting any part of the ankle. Ankle pain usually gets better with at-home treatments such as rest, ice and over-the-counter pain medication.

A physical therapy program can help you strengthen muscles and prevent another injury. Providers treat more severe pain with braces and splits, injections and surgery.


How do Podiatrist Treat Ankle Pain. Ankle Pain. Arch and Heel Pain Doctor. Dr. J. Leonard Knudson, DPM - Culver City Foot and Ankle Doctor Since 1982. Affiliated with Southern California Hospital Culver City and a Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon. Foot Care WLA is located at 9808 Venice Blvd Suite 600 Culver City, CA 90230. To schedule an appointment, Contact us at 310-876-1579. Beverly Hills 90035, Hawthorne 90250, Lennox 90304. A Podiatrist Group Associated Foot Care Clinic.

Most ankle injuries heal with at-home treatments. More severe injuries may require surgery. Treatment depends on what’s causing ankle pain. Common treatments for ankle pain include:

  • Braces and Splints: An ankle brace may relieve pain and stabilize your ankle. Some braces are better for certain activities. Ask your Podiatrist to recommend one that works best for your lifestyle.

  • Joint Aspiration: During this procedure, your provider inserts a needle into the joint and removes excess fluid. Joint aspirations relieve pain and swelling.

  • Medications: Several types of medication can reduce inflammation and relieve ankle pain. Drugs to treat arthritis and gout can significantly reduce pain and swelling.

  • Orthotic Inserts: Orthotics are inserts that fit into your shoes. You can buy them from the store, or your Podiatrist can custom-make them for your feet. Orthotics support and stabilize the foot while ensuring proper alignment.

  • Physical Therapy (PT): A customized PT program will help you improve flexibility and strengthen muscles that support your ankle. Your physical therapist will create a PT plan with exercises and stretches designed just for you. Be sure to do your prescribed exercises and stretches regularly.

  • Surgery: A wide range of ankle surgery procedures can repair torn ligaments or tendons. Some options relieve arthritis pain or correct flatfeet. Ankle joint replacement surgery can relieve pain and restore functionality.


You may not always be able to prevent ankle pain. But you can keep your bones, ligaments and tendons strong by maintaining good health.

To prevent ankle pain caused by injuries, you should:

  • Maintain a Healthy Weight: Carrying extra weight puts excess pressure on your joints, including your ankles.

  • Strengthen other Muscles: By keeping other muscles strong, you’ll support your ankles and reduce your risk of injury.

  • Stop if you Feel Pain: Don’t ignore pain. If a movement or activity is uncomfortable, take a break. See your provider if the pain doesn’t get better. Continuing to exercise through pain can make injuries worse.

  • Warm Up Properly: Stretch before exercising. Muscles and soft tissues (like ligaments and tendons) are less likely to be damaged when they’re warm.

How can I Prevent Ankle Pain. Ankle Pain Culver City Foot Doctor. Dr. J. Leonard Knudson Foot and Ankle Specialist Since 1982 and a Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon Located at 9808 Venice Blvd Suite 600 Culver City, CA 90230. Specializes in General Foot Care, Foot Surgery, and Injuries of the Foot. Serving the Southern California community of all ages. Offering Services such as Bunions, Hammertoes, Ankle Therapy, Toenail Problems  and many more. Brentwood 90049, Westwood 90024, West Hollywood 90046.

We offer Quality and Gentle Care.

Our patients are comprised of men and women of all ages - from children, teenagers, adults, and elderly.



"I had some surgery for a minor skin cancer on my ankle which became infected and created a wound that would not heal. After a month of trying, the surgeon sent me to Dr. J. Knudson. He has many years of experience with stubborn cases. Gradually he used various forms of treatment until I was finally cured. How fortunate I was to have found him. I am now back to my previous activity and health. They deserve more than 5 stars."


"I visited Associated Foot Care, Dr. Leonard Knudson for consultation on my right foot that needed surgery and Dr Knudson is actually the second Dr. I am visiting regarding my foot problem since the first foot Dr. I went to was like the waiting game type. Dr. Knudson x-rayed my foot right away and next thing you know, I had my schedule for my foot surgery! Everything went smooth, didn't feel pain at all. I fully recommend him."


"My best friend recommended I see Dr. Knudson so I made an appointment and saw him. He is very knowledgeable and took the time to explain what was going on with my feet and how my bone structure was affected by the shoes I was wearing. He took x-rays to determine the condition of my feet before making any suggestions for treatment. I became his client since my consultation and will be seeing him twice a week! I will definitely be recommending him to my friends and family!"

Everything you need to take care of your Foot, our Foot Doctor in Culver City, West Los Angeles can provide.

We look forward to meeting your foot and ankle needs.

Our Los Angeles Foot Doctor is Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, is a California Licensed Podiatrist and has a Doctorate Degree in Podiatric Medicine.

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