Dr. Joshua R. Modlin, D.P.M.
4214 Fleur Drive Ste. 7
Des Moines, IA 50321
Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
Geriatric Foot Care
Tingling Burning Feet
We participate in the Medicare Diabetic Shoe Program. From routine checkups to surgery, Southridge Foot Clinic is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. Simply roll over one of the services below to learn more about it.
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems.
A skin infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete’s foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. The condition ranges from mild scaling and itching to painful inflammation and blisters.
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes.
Corns and calluses are really nothing more than protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe.
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that’s too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches.
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.
Sometimes called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. The improvement is usually immediate and dramatic.
Ingrown nails are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the skin, often causing infection. They are most often the simple result of heredity, having toenails that are a bit abnormally wide with down turning sides.
Our approach is a “no pill” treatment that has proven successful for dozens of our patients over the past few years. It may take only a couple of treatments to show that your pain and tingling is starting to fade.
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In addition to being a full service podiatrist clinic, we offer a full line of feet care products including:
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