Feet Care Des Moines IA

Quality shoes—with good arches and good ventilation—provide the best chance for healthy feet. But too many fashionistas choose shoes for their aesthetics, not their function. If you count yourself in that category, you'll need to take extra care of your feet.

Foot & Ankle Institue of Iowa
(515) 954-7100
2629 Beaver Ave Suite 15
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr.Jill Frerichs
(515) 471-9373
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Gender
F
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Des Moines University
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Bryan Trout
(515) 247-8400
411 Laurel St # 3300
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Mercy, Etc.
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Eric Barp
(515) 875-9876
Ste 160, 5950 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 19, reviews.

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Dr.DAVID GROEN
(515) 875-9876
5950 University Ave # 160
West Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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David C. Johnson, Dpm
(515) 257-7590
1313 Pleasant Dr
West Des Moines, IA
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr.John Bennett
(515) 271-1731
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Michael Lee
(515) 222-3151
1601 Northwest 114th Street #347
Clive, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Dr.DAVID YOUNT
2459 East Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Lee Evans
(515) 224-1414
6001 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Natural Radiance—Pamper and Polish Your Feet

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By Linda Martin

Leonardo da Vinci called human feet “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” And so they are, but they also work their bunions off. With every step we take, 19 muscles, 26 bones, and 33 joints in each foot absorb a pounding. And we take 9,000 steps a day on average, during which our feet endure a cumulative force of up to several hundred tons. That’s probably why their 250,000 sweat glands often work overtime.

“Pay attention to your feet,” warns Dr. Alan Dattner, MD, a holistic dermatologist at Olive Leaf Wholeness Center in New York City. “As you walk you rock your entire weight across the foot. At some point it all may be borne on a square inch at the first metatarsal joint.” And that makes proper foot support a necessity.

Quality shoes—with good arches and good ventilation—provide the best chance for healthy feet. But too many fashionistas choose shoes for their aesthetics, not their function. If you count yourself in that category, you’ll need to take extra care of your feet.

In the tub. To maintain your works of art, give them special attention. While you shower, use a gentle body wash, and every other day treat your feet to a gentle exfoliating scrub with something like Avalon Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub, which contains lavender, licorice root, white tea, and arnica. After bathing, dry your feet thoroughly, particularly the areas between your toes to prevent athlete’s foot—a scourge of summer. If you’re prone to that foot fungus, Dattner suggests giving your feet a once-over with a hair dryer.

Here’s the rub. Despite their seeming resilience, feet need moisturizing just like the rest of the body. To keep them soft, particularly the heels, which can easily get dry and crack, follow up each bath with lotion. Take a load off (so the lotion penetrates your feet and not the carpet) and rub in a moisturizer like Weleda Skin Food. At bedtime, go heavy-duty with EO Body Oil with rose geranium and citrus, and put on socks. By morning your feet will feel velvety soft and smell nice, too.

Give ’em a scrub. Treat your feet to a serious exfoliation several times a week. Products containing micronized bamboo, sea salt, or coffee bean are great exfoliators, according to Barbara Close, the founder and president of Naturopathica, a spa in East Hampton, New York, that has its own line of holistic skin products. Aubrey Organics Neat Feet Foot Scrub contains walnut shells to smooth away tough skin, and Aveda Foot Relief does double duty—it contains fruit acids to gently exfoliate and jojoba oil to moisturize. Another possibility: Use a wet pumice stone to remove rough skin.

Home spa treatment. Each week, do a full-out treatment. Begin by soaking your feet in warm water scented with essential oil (add tea tree oil as a natural fungus fighter). After 10 minutes, apply lotion and gently massage the top of each foot before using firmer pressure on the soles, heels, and balls of your feet.

Close also recommends foot mas...

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