Foot & Ankle Center

Helping you get back on your feet.

Ankle

Ankle pain is most commonly associated with trauma and sports-related injuries, such as a fracture, or an injury/sprain to the ligaments of the ankle. However, agitation and discomfort may also occur due to overuse injuries, which can range from mild joint pain to Achilles tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis).

If you think you may be suffering from an ankle injury or condition and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, it may be time to visit a foot and ankle specialist.

  • Sudden intense pain
  • Pain when you’re NOT bearing weight
  • Pain that persists for more than two weeks
  • Swelling that persists or worsens after 2-3 days
  • Limited range of motion due to stiffness, weakness, or swelling

You should also seek treatment with an ankle specialist if you begin to feel feverish or if the area reddens, becomes warm, and feels even more sensitive, as these are signs of an infection.

Due to the constant stress and frequency of use, ankle pain generally does not subside without treatment. At Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, our ankle doctors understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.

Foot

As the foundation for your lower body’s movement, the foot and its numerous bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can be a source of significant joint pain.

Often associated with inappropriate footwear or poor alignment, pain in the foot is most commonly associated with trauma, such as a fracture, disease, such as osteoarthritis, deformities, such as a bunion, or stress injuries.

If you are experiencing any of the following foot pain symptoms, it may be time to visit with a foot specialist.

  • Numbness in the foot
  • Pain in the heel, ball, or arch of the foot
  • Inability to perform daily activities without foot pain
  • Change in sensation or color of skin or toenail
  • Swelling or tenderness
  • If the afflicted area looks deformed or if you have lost function

A consultation with a foot doctor is the best way to differentiate between a severe foot condition and minor foot injury.

At Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, we understand that foot pain can have a significant impact on your daily life, and we will work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to your needs.

Our foot experts know that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.

DMOS Foot & Ankle Specialists

Julie Grundberg, D.P.M.

Julie Grundberg, D.P.M.

Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Grundberg specializes in foot and ankle injuries and conditions, with special interest in diabetic foot and athlete injuries.
Primary Location: DMOS East, 1301 Penn Ave., Suite 213, Des Moines, Iowa 50316
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Jon Gehrke, M.D.

Jon Gehrke, M.D.

General Orthopaedics

Dr. Gehrke has built his practice with the emphasis in general orthopaedics, and special expertise in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery.
Primary Location: DMOS West, 6001 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Lee Evans, D.P.M.

Lee Evans, D.P.M.

Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Evans specializes in foot and ankle surgery, with special interests in fracture care, sports injuries and diabetes-related foot care.

Primary Location: DMOS West, 6001 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Paul D. Butler, M.D.

Paul D. Butler, M.D.

Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Butler specializes in complex foot and ankle reconstruction.
Primary Location: DMOS Ankeny, 350 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50021
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