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Dr. Joseph Newman

Podiatry
Ames, IA
32 years experience male

Locations

Ames Foot Clinic PC

Ames, IA

Address

2222 Philadelphia St, Ames, IA, United States
Directions

About

Bio

Doctor Newman is a podiatrist in group practice at Ames Foot Clinic. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. Formerly the owner of The Foot Center, PLC in West Des Moines, Iowa he joined Ames Foot Clinic in 2018. He is accepting new patients.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Iowa

Doctor Q&A

897 Answers
968 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
You could: Achilles tendon rupture can result from an injury, and the degree of pain and disability depends on how extensive the tear is. Sometimes there is a p... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Check your socks: The other doctors have rightly had you look at your shoes and foot supports. If you walk a lot, avoid cotton socks- they can cause friction against th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Listen to your body: If you have swelling, bruising, pain and difficultly walking on it you may have more than a minor ankle sprain. I suggest you see your doctor and have... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Yes: Steroid injections can provide arthritic pain relief for many, and is commonly performed by podiatrists and orthopedists. Results can vary, and they ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Consider PT: Talk to your physician if physical therapy will be of benefit. An ankle rehabilitation program can increase strength and proprioception. Good luck!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
A few things: In a diabetic foot examination, the nerves/sensation, foot pulses, and foot structure is evaluated to assess the potential for complications. Dependi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
It could: Consult with a podiatrist or dermatologist. Sometimes labs and a biopsy can help make the diagnosis, as this can be hard to differentiate from other ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Ingrown nail?: If the nail is sore along a border, it could be an inflammed or infected ingrown nail. If it is closer to the knuckle of the toe, it might represent ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
A number of reasons: Edema, diabetes, spinal issues, circulation issues, thyroid issues, injury, inflammatory arthritis can all cause peripheral pain and/or abnormal sensa... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a podiatrist: Corns can be due to pressure and friction of the toes against shoes, but an underlying toe deformity or bone spur might be the problem.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Vascularity: There is not a lot of circulation to the heel cord where it attaches into the back of the heel. Relatively less circulation means less delivery of nut... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See your doctor: While this might be something very benign, it is important that you see your doctor with something that is very new or changed in appearance. You mig... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Many causes: If it is peripheral edema the causes include an underlying medical reason- hypothyroidism, venous stasis/insufficiency, heart disease, excess sodium i... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a doctor: This might indicate a fracture, and x-rays will help diagnose if this is the case. Failure to properly treat this properly may lead to non or delayed... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
It can: If you are taking Furosemide for congestive heart failure, hyperuricemia can be present. This increased uric acid level may lead to gout. Talk to you... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See your doctor: You might have inflammation or other issue involving the prostate gland or it could be another urologic issue.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Depends: If your first cuneiform fracture is being treated with a nonweightbearing cast, you will need crutches to get around, and you will need to keep your f... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Think arthritis: Arthritis can cause an aching inside your toes at the joint level. Deformities such as hammertoes can cause pain after wearing shoes. Nerve issues s... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Think neuropathy: Nerve issues due to a variety of reasons can cause symptoms like you describe. Talk to your doctor as soon as possible about this.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Consider surgery: If the mr study shows disruption of ligaments and 9 months later you still have issues despite [good] conservative therapy, you may need to visit with... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
No: Metronidazole (flagyl) has antibacterial and antiparasitic properties, but is not used in fungal infections athlete's foot is a fungal infection of t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Usually not: But if you have other medical issues present (including kidney disease, electrolyte imbalance) you want to rule them out. As a general rule, "self-med... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
It depends: A number of factors can affect bone healing- how badly fractured it is, whether it is still in alignment, what the treatment is, and if you smoke, dri... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Not usually: Whether this is an acute or chronic condition, you can get good longterm relief by visiting a podiatrist. Ingrown nail surgeries are a routine procedu... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a doctor: This might be pain due to a low back issue. Good luck to you!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a doctor: A sprained or fractured ankle can both demonstrate pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking. Getting an x-ray would be a first step.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Ignore: DO- Rest, Ice, Compression (wrap) and Elevate. DON'T- ignore swelling or bruising. Get it checked.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a doctor: These might represent an arthritic process, or a low back issue radiating into the legs. See your doctor soon so you can get appropriate care and rel... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
I don't think so: Sculptra is better known as a collagen filler injected by plastic surgeons and dermatologists in the face to smooth wrinkles. In theory, collagen inje... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
It could be: See your doctor as soon as possible for help. Good luck!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Wear your orthoses: It sounds like you do well with your foot orthoses, why not continue to use them. It sounds like they have kept arch pain away, a common symptom of p... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a doctor: Swelling at the joint level can indicate a form of arthritis or joint injury. X-rays are helpful in making proper diagnosis. Good luck.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
A few ideas: Plantar fibromatosis, ganglionic cyst, fibroma, lipoma are soft tissue masses encounted in the bottom of the foot.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Not the best way: Seeing a podiatrist to have it taken care of properly is the best way to resolve an ingrown toenail. Sometimes, 40-50% urea can be applied to the nai... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See your doctor: It might indicate, arthritis, tendinitis, chronic lateral ankle instability or other issues. A doctor can provide for a specific diagnosis and treat... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a doctor: If time, physical therapy, support has not been helpful and you have persistent pain or weakness, see a podiatrist or orthopedist for evaluation to se... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for discomfort in the bottom of the feet. Other causes of heel pain can be ta... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Bug or spider bite: Having a doctor examine it will help determine what it is and starting appropriate treatment can prevent secondary infection. Good luck!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a doctor: Swollen feet, ankles and legs that weep a clear drainage might indicate lymphedema.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
No: The closest lymph nodes to the feet are in the back of the knee- the popliteal lymph nodes.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
A couple of things: You might have chronic lateral instability of the ankle, or [traumatic] arthritis of the ankle. See a podiatrist or orthopedist for a proper diagnos... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
With medication: Antiinflammatories, and Colchicine are used to address the pain and inflammation of the [acute] gout attack. Allopurinol is commonly used to control u... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
It will not: See a podiatrist or dermatologist for more effective treatment options.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a doctor: Burning in the feet can be due to nerve irritation in the feet such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, might indicate referred pain from a low back issue, or ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Baker's cyst: A baker's cyst can cause swelling in the back of the knee, and if large enough cause cause pain and numbness there and into the leg. See an orthopedi... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Neuropathy: Is a possible cause for the sensations you describe. Medical conditions can cause neuropathy. It might also be due to spinal issues or be a local prob... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
They could: If you have a large degree of tibial/genu varum, that can cause excessive pronation in the foot, which can cause pain and fatigue. Look into pronatio... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Think neuroma: See a podiatrist as your symptoms sound consistent with a possible neuroma in the ball of the foot.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Ignore: If you have diabetes, see a podiatrist. Seeing one regularly can reduce your risk of amputation.

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May 13, 2013
Dr Newman is providing an excellent public service through Healthtap. His responses are relevant, understandable & accurate. I recommend Dr. Newman.
Mar 9, 2014
Dr Newman is knowledgeable, concise and compassionate. A great asset to the HealthTap network of physicians!
Sep 25, 2013
Knowledgeable, kind, direct answers. Highly recommend.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks tyroid tests came back good what could it be cardiologist found abnormalities in stress test they want me to wear a 24hr monitor is t
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! and that's why I wear Vibram Five Fingers shoes! I can run again, evein with my discs. :) posture, posture, posture. xx
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Thank you.I have degree in sports med and I don't believe it is sciatica or nerve specific pain. Not sure what it is. Grateful for answer.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Des Moines University
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Des Moines University

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Iowa - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Des Moines, IA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Iowa - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine
Iowa Podiatric Medical Society
Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
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