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
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

708 Answers
767 Agrees
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It can: It can decrease pain, increase circulation, decrease muscle spasm, increase muscle flexibility, and improve overall mobility. It has a number of appli... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
EKG: An electrocardiogram, also known as an ekg is used to identify the rhythm of the heart- normal and abnormal ones.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It depends: It depends if the nail disease is an infection, injury or other issue. Very general guidelines is to keep your feet clean, your nails trimmed straigh... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Anywhere: Ingrown toenails, blisters, calluses and corns, cracked/dry skin, trauma and ill fitting shoes can take their toll on the diabetic foot, especially in... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Moderate exercise: Walking, cycling or other physical activities you enjoy are usually permissible, if you keep your pulse at 70-80% of your maximum heart rate.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It can: It is known to cause bone density loss, ie osteoporosis. Consult with your doctor regarding this.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
An acute arthritis: Gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by uric acid buildup. The hallmarks of inflammation- pain, redness, swelling, heat that come on ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
You might: Most professionals agree that daily doses above 2000 iu should be done under the supervision of a physician. Some research suggests that doses up to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Yes it is: It is a chronic disease where your immune system attacks normal, healthy tissues such as your joints. This caused joint destruction, which is the hal... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Usually not: They can protect and look nice, but they are not necessary until they start walking outdoors.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Muscle relaxants: Use of a muscle relaxant such as Baclofen is useful in treating spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis. Stretching exercises are often taught b... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It can be: It is taken up by the liver, where it is metabolized (though the kidneys help excrete it out in the urine as well).
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
3 points of fracture: That in your ankle fracture, the inner and back of your tibia, as well as the outer bone (fibula) have been fractured. It is common for the fracture o... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Try taking over-the counter benadryl (diphenhydramine). It is an antihistamine, and can be helpful with the itching of the skin lesions. Usually the... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a professional: 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Terbinafine: It is an antifungal medication that has a good track record for the most common nail infections. It is tolerated well, affordable and generally effec... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
No tricks: 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
About a pound: If they are heavy boots, you might get a couple of pounds to account for them.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
No: I am sorry, but the answer is no. Once we reach skeletal maturity there is no more growth in length of the long bones, which means there is no more in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See your doctor: See your doctor first. You can get a comprehensive workup including lab tests to determine why you have swelling. There can be many different reasons... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Perhaps: Talk to your podiatrist or orthopedist if immobilization ( a cast, cam walker) and/or offloading (crutches) may be needed. Your doctor can talk about ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It might, but DON'T: Unless it is very dilute solution, it might be too strong for the skin. There are safer ways to address athlete's foot, including Lamisil (terbinafin... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Yes: Just like you would go to the dentist for mouth and teeth issues, the podiatrist is well versed and prepared to address your foot and pain issues. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
A few things: There are numerous tendons in the foot, so not all tendon issues are treated exactly the same. Foot supports and bracing, antiinflammatories, physica... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Heel cord issues?: This sounds like it might be achilles tendinitis, bursitis, among other things. If ice, stretching, and over-the-counter antiinflammatories do not he... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
They can: Nail infections and disorders can be treated by podiatrists. Treatment might include the use of prescribed medications, and/or the use of laser to im... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Check this out: Try this link. I work with more mechanical means to address this problem, but this might be a starting point: http://www.Naturalnews.Com/034069_lym... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It depends: Your podiatrist or orthopedist may elect to transition you into a walking boot (cam walker), or another cast based on your bone healing. They will ch... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Maybe: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a medicine to treat depression, but also painful conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia, chronic low back pain ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a podiatrist: A good examination, and x-rays can sort out if the diagnosis is plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis or injury such as a stress... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Depends on severity: It depends on if the ligaments are strained, partially or fully torn, and how many ligaments are injured. Treatment may include rest, ice, elastic an... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Pain: If you noticed increased pain while at rest or in bed, or have increased pain with walking or climbing stairs it might be time to have your circulatio... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Maybe: Rest, icing, keeping off of it and over-the-counter pain relievers may provide some relief. If it is not showing further improvement, get it checked o... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Yes: Lamisil (terbinafine) at works great for most infections so use as directed. Use of absorbant powders and antiperspirants reduce moisture that favor ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Stretch: Make sure you are doing your warm-up (pre-exercise) and cool down (post-exercise) stretching on a regular basis. Other measures include an over-the... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
A few: However I do not believe these measures to be able to cure nail fungus, patients have reported some improvement in the appearance of the nail if used ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Moleskin: Add some moleskin to the back of your heel counter to provide a little nap to reduce friction against the heel. Try looking at styles of shoes that fi... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
A couple of things: There are a couple of small bones under the bone at the base of the big toe called sesamoids. These can become inflammed or cracked. Or you might hav... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Potassium depletion: Use of diuretics can potentially deplete potassium from the body. See your doctor to have your potassium level checked, and to have this addressed. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Medicine: Try an over-the-counter topical steroid such as cort-aid first. Avoid scratching it as it makes the wheal worse and itch more. If the itching is pron... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Moisturize: Use a skin lotion/moisturizing cream on your heels on a regular basis. Use of a pumice stone can be helpful and is a safe way to gently remove buildup... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
About a year: Is typical for most people. Being an average, that means some might do it faster in about 10 months, others may take as much 18 months.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Terbinafine: It is an antifungal medication that has a good track record for the most common nail infections. It is tolerated well, affordable and generally effec... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Check your shoes: See if it is certain shoes that might irritate the spot and cause pain. If there is a bone prominence on the top of the foot, the shoe can pinch on i... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
It depends: It depends on how severe you injured your ankle, and if pain and swelling has sufficiently improved. Talk to your doctor if you have further question... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Think arthritis: Arthritis could cause the inflammation you described. If x-rays were unremarkable for fracture or visible joint degeneration, consider labs. Check th... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Yes: It can be due to inadequate to circulation to the hands and/or feet, and the darkening or bluish color indicate inadequate oxygen supply to fingers an... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
See a doctor: It sounds like it could be sciatica. See an orthopedist in regards to this. They can offer treatment and see if there are other issues such as arthri... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 34 years experience
Get an x-ray: This is a starting point. Sometimes additional studies such as a bone scan or MRI can show small cracks in the bone too small for normal x-rays.
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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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