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Dr. Joseph Newman

Podiatry
Ames, IA
34 years experience male

Locations

Ames Foot Clinic PC

Ames, IA

Address

2222 Philadelphia St, Ames, IA, United States
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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
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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Iowa

Doctor Q&A

708 Answers
767 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Ask your doctor: Night splints can be a useful adjunct in treating stubborn plantar fasciitis, and it has its place with other modalities such as antiinflammatories (o... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It depends: Chillblains are a form of tissue injury that exposure to damp cold can cause. Treatment will then be at keeping the feet warm, dry, and offering symp... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It is an inhibitor: It works by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to prostaglandin, which is converted by other enzymes(which are medi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a doctor: While increased sodium intake can cause swelling, other medical issues may be the cause as well- high blood pressure, heart issues, and other medical ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Neuropathy?: Talk to your doctor to see if this might indicate neuropathy. Neuropathy can be associated with medical conditions such as diabetes, inflammatory art... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Yes: It should be safe to eat if you have gout.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Ask your doctor: If it is your joints that are puffy and they feel stiff and painful, it may indicate possible arthritis. There can be medical reasons for your swelli... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a podiatrist: It can be due to a number of things- plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, stress fracture, arthritis, or tarsal tunnel. The right diagnos... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
PBJ: Half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich will give you carbohydrates and protein to keep you going.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It can vary: I have my patient's soak in warm water-epsom salts daily for a few days (if the permanent correction is performed, it can be up to six weeks). A topi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a doctor: You may have injured the foot more severely than you thought. Talk to your doctor to see if x-rays are in order.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It might help: If conservative measures have failed and pain is unrelieved, scar revision surgery might be a good treatment choice.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Eat: Eat right, exercise regularly, sleep well.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
A few things: It could be achilles tendinitis, tendon tear a bursitis, a nerve irritation or something else. Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedist should help provide... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See your doctor: If there is an underlying medical reason for your protein deficiency, medical treatment will be in order. If it is due to malnutrition or crash dieti... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a podiatrist: A podiatrist can advise you on your foot issues. With osteoporosis, you may not want to jump head first into weightbearing activities and risk a stre... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It could be: These are symptoms that might indicate a concussion. You should consult with your doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Podiatrist or:: Pediatric orthopedists. Both specialties can deal with flatfoot in kids.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Think nerve: Numbness about the ankle is more likely to suggest an issue with the nerve(s). Numbness can be associated with circulatory issues, especially if the f... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a podiatrist: It is caused by fungus and molds- dermatophytes that can infect the nail. If you have a fungal nail infection, prescribed topical and/or oral medicati... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
A few: To cure a nail fungus, see a podiatrist to discuss your medical and surgical options. Home remedies include: vick's vaporub listerine mouthwash ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a doctor: There can be many causes for ankle edema, and your doctor can help sort this out. Excess salt intake, high blood pressure, heart issues, diabetes, ve... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain . Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndr... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It could be: This is a common cause of pain in the ball of the foot, but not the only one. See a podiatrist and be evaluated and x-rayed. Metatarsalgia, plantar ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a podiatrist: It might be caused by arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, ganglion or be due to an underlying bone disorder. A proper examination and [likely] x-ray stu... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Take care of them: Talk with your doctor to see what medication options are available to you. Sometimes foot injections provide temporal relief, and the right shoes and... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
That is consistent: What you are describing can be consistent with plantar fasciitis. Pain can be in the arch and/or heel area. A good treatment plan can include stretc... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It could: A small amount of fluid/hematoma can be resorbed by the body. However if you have pain or it looks inflammed or infected, consider seeing a podiatris... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 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
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Think tarsal tunnel: Tarsal tunnel is a condition of of the tibial nerve on near the inside of the ankle. Think of it as like carpal tunnel, but at the ankle instead of t... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
You can't: But you can add moisture to skin. You can use over-the-counter moisturizers regularly (up to twice a day), or you might need prescribed medications t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It could: Pancreatitis, gallbladder issues and other medical problems can cause pain as you described. See your doctor for a proper workup and testing.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It is not: Ankle clonus is a reflex seen in states such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord damage, hepatic encephalopathy and serotonin syndrome. If it ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Go to the doctor: X-rays may be necessary to see if you have a more extensive injury, such as a fracture. Appropriate diagnosis and treatment will help you become mor... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a doctor: I would recommend you visit with a podiatrist or orthopedist in regards to this. You might have arthritis causing these symptoms, and x-rays will hel... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a doctor: There can be a number of reasons for our symptoms- MS, spinal issues, diabetes, inflammatory arthritis (such as rheumatoid), thyroid issues, and other... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a Doctor: You might have a residual foreign body in the toe, and/or infection.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Seek a podiatrist: Plantars warts can be stubborn, and painful viral skin infections to treat. There are a lot of different treatment options, because no one way is best... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for pain in the bottom of the heel. There can sometimes be a bursitis under the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Ask your doctor: Some pain is to be expected as you wean yourself off the crutches. Talk to your doctor as to how much is to be expected, and how much time you must g... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
A few things: It could indicate arthritis (limited join motion) at the big toe joint, adhesive tendinitis, fracture or other injury, and sometimes is related to ref... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Usually not.: Diuretics, salicylates, cylcosporine and Levodopa and other drug combinations are better known to having a potential to trigger a gout attack. Talk t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
A couple of things: It might be due to your sleep and mattress- low back issues can refer pain into the feet, or might indicate a local foot issue. See a doctor to help ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a podiatrist: This might be due to tendinitis, arthritis, prior injury, neuroma, capsulitis among other causes. X-rays might be helpful, and getting a good diagnos... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It depends: Most doctors will recommend supportive over minimalist shoes. There is some debate that minimalist shoes with less support strengthen foot and leg mu... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Many causes: It might indicate very dry skin that needs moisturizing, or indicate eczema, dermatitis or other skin disorder. If moisturizers are not sufficient, c... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain in the bottom of the heel. There can sometimes be a bursi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Fabricated supports: Custom made foot supports are fabricated to models of your feet, and incorporate corrections for abnormalities in the foot structure and/or function. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Moisturize!: Try using a skin lotion on a regular basis. Notice the directions?: "apply as needed". That might mean more than once a day. If you have tried this,... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Yes: Problems and injuries of the ankle can cause increased strain in the heel cord.
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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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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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