FOOT AND ANKLE CARE

Johnston Foot & Ankle Clinic provides medical and surgical procedures for the foot and ankle. An avid runner, Dr. Plew specializes in effective treatment for sports-related injuries, whether you're a competitive athlete or weekend warrior.

  • ​Achilles Tendonitis

  • Arthritis

  • Bunions

  • Drop Foot

  • Neuromas / Ganglions / Cysts

  • Flat Feet

  • Fractures

  • Fungal Nails

  • Hammertoes

  • Heel Pain / Heel Spurs

  • Ingrown Toenails

  • Orthotics (custom devices for all athletes)

  • Plantar Fasciitis & Plantar Fascia Release

  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfuntion

  • Shin Splints

  • Sprains

SHOCK WAVE THERAPIES

Johnston Foot and Ankle Clinic is the first clinic in Iowa to offer innovative shock wave therapy treatment.

Both focal shock wave and radial shock wave therapies are cutting-edge, effective noninvasive treatment methods cleared by the FDA to treat chronic foot, heel and ankle pain. Both EPAT and RPT are alternative treatment options to steroid injections, lengthy physical therapy, walking boots and even surgery.

EXTRACORPOREAL PULSE ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGY 

Extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT) is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate healing. The damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.

RADIAL PULSE THERAPY 

Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) uses short, intense electromagnetic shock waves to treat musculoskeletal pain. It works by stimulating the breakdown of scar tissue and adhesions, creating increased blood circulation to the area to relieve pain, promote healing and improve range of motion. This treatment method targets tissue that traditional soft tissue therapy techniques often cannot reach.  

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING

The shock wave therapy relieved by foot pain from plantar fasciitis in a few simple treatments. My new orthotics feel great and I can resume my workouts again!

K.S., Urbandale

I really appreciate the gentle attention you pay to my feet, especially when they are so sensitive. Thank you, Dr. Plew. My heel pain is almost gone thanks to your recommendations.

I tried everything to treat my chronic achilles tendonitis, yet the pain remained. Dr. Plew used shock wave therapy and now my pain is gone and I'm back to my regular runs.

A.P., West Des Moines, IA

M.T., Des Moines