Is it necessary to see a doctor when you’ve injured your foot on a hike, run, or bike ride?
The good news is that if your pain is only mild, it’ll probably go away on its own after a couple weeks—especially if you rest.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Leonard Knudson if:
you feel tingling, numbness, or burning pain —especially in the bottom of your foot.
you feel pain in your foot for most of the day and it’s been a few weeks since your injury.
your pain worsens over time.
you have swelling that isn’t getting better two to five days after your injury.
Most Common Foot Injuries
Foot and ankle issues bring millions of Americans into their local podiatrist’s office each year. Complaining of pain, stiffness, swelling or various deformities.
Many of these patients are diagnosed and treated for minor foot conditions, such as bunions, corns, flat feet, athlete’s foot, warts, or ingrown nails and for more complex injuries such as musculoskeletal problems.
Some Foot Injuries Requires Immediate Treatment
Get Immediate Treatment with your Foot Injuries if:
Difficulty walking or bearing weight
Swelling that does not get better within a few days of an injury
Mild to moderate pain
New foot or toe deformities
Tingling, burning, or numbness in your foot
Get Immediate Treatment with Dr. Leonard Knudson in Culver City / West Los Angeles:
Pus is coming out of your foot
You can’t walk or put weight on your foot.
You think your foot could be infected.
You experience severe bleeding.
There’s an open wound on your foot.
You feel lightheaded or dizzy.
There are broken bones coming through your skin.
You may have an infection if you have a fever over 100 degrees F. You may also have an infection if the skin around your injury is warm, red, or tender.
Setting an Appointment with a Podiatrist for a Foot Injury - Dr. Leonard Knudson of Culver City. Foot and Ankle Specialist. Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon Since 1982
A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine and has specialized training to treat disorders of the foot and ankle. Education is also extensive and includes four years at a podiatric medical school and three to four years of surgical residency.
Dr. Leonard Knudson treat conditions either through conservative or surgical methods, including ankle sprains, fractures, tendonitis, ingrown toenails, calluses, bunions, and plantar fasciitis. He is also trained to fit orthotics, custom shoes, and various foot/leg braces.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT FOOT CARE WLA
KNOWLEDGEABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY FOOT DOCTOR
"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!"
THE BEST IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA
"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."
THE BEST DOCTOR IN CULVER CITY!
"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."
We look forward to meeting your foot and ankle needs
Our Los Angeles Foot Doctor is Certified by the The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, is a California Licensed Podiatrist and has a Doctorate Degree in Podiatric Medicine.
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Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles. We also tend to patients from nearby - UCLA, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area.
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