Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ames

Frequently Asked Questions

We absolutely are accepting new patients and we would love to see you! Please call the office at (515) 444-2390 or email at info@fas-ames.com to schedule an appointment

  • Mary Greeley Medical Center
  • Unity Point Des Moines (Lutheran, Methodist, Methodist West)
  • Surgery Center East

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Different situations can call for different shoe gear, but you want to make sure you are providing your foot with good support. It is important to wear shoes that are appropriate for your foot type when exercising. We would be happy to have you come in for an appointment to help guide you in choosing shoes that are right for you.

One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This is an overuse syndrome that causes pain in the bottom of the heel in the area where a ligament attaches to the heel. There are things you can do to help with the pain this causes such as stretching and icing. It is also important to properly support your feet. There are other causes of heel pain such as Achilles tendonitis or tarsal tunnel syndrome. There can be overlapping symptoms so it is important to get the correct diagnosis.

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