Dr. Ashley Dikis works with a patient at the DMU Foot and Ankle Clinic.

Foot and Ankle

Convenient Care for Your Feet at Two Locations

Dr. Ashley Dikis works with a patient at the DMU Foot and Ankle Clinic.

Experts in foot and ankle care

You can rely on the largest group of board certified podiatric physicians in central Iowa. Patients benefit from the collective experience of our team working in a University setting as well as from an individual physician’s specific area of expertise.

DMU Clinic
3200 Grand Avenue
Monday / Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday / Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DMU Physical Therapy in the RecPlex
6500 Grand Avenue
Tuesday / Friday 8 a.m. to Noon

Conditions We Treat

  • Common Foot and Ankle Conditions

    Our providers treat a variety of common conditions, including bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, warts and skin, nail and soft tissue disorders.

  • Fracture Management

    Our team offers diagnosis and care plans for fractures of the foot and ankle.

  • Pediatric Foot and Ankle Conditions

    We offer assessment and treatment for all ages of pediatric foot and ankle conditions such as flatfeet, in-toeing and sports-related injuries.

  • Sport and Activity-Related Injuries

    We analyze, treat and prevent a variety of activity-induced foot and ankle injuries.

  • Surgery and Deformity Correction

    We offer treatment for congenital deformities of the foot, ankle injury or trauma, infection or disease.

  • Custom Orthotics and Prosthetics

    We can evaluate, make or prescribe custom orthotics and braces.

  • Diabetic-Related Foot Conditions

    The DMU Foot and Ankle Clinic specializes in the prevention and treatment of injuries relating to or caused by diabetic conditions, such as Charcot, wound healing and foot and ankle reconstruction.

  • Ulcer and Wound Management

    Receive comprehensive treatment for ulcers and wounds related to diabetes, edema, venous insufficiency and poor circulation.

  • Evaluation and Treatment of Nerve Pain in the Lower Extremities

    The experts at the DMU Foot and Ankle Clinic can help evaluate and treat nerve symptoms of the lower extremities, including nerve decompression surgery.

  • Circulation Status

    Our clinicians evaluate blood circulation to the lower limbs and offer referrals to vascular specialists if necessary.

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By Des Moines University

Kelly John, D.P.M.’99, M.H.A.’99, FACFAS, DABPM, offers specialized Lapiplasty surgical services to bring relief to patients with bunions.

DMU Podiatric Experts Featured in the Media

By Des Moines University

Two Des Moines University faculty members were recently consulted for their expert insights on lower limb, feet and ankle health.

Ashley Dikis, D.P.M.’12, FACFAS

By Barb Boose

Ashley Dikis, D.P.M.’12, FACFAS, was elected to a three-year term on the Iowa Podiatric Medical Society Board that began in October 2023. She is an assistant professor in DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and clinical department chair in the […]

Sean Grambart, Des Moines University Clinic Foot and Ankle

“The foot is a very complicated weight-bearing structure of multiple bones and joints, and its function is critical to a person’s function and quality of life. That’s why it’s important, when you have an issue that is causing you problems, that you see an expert on the foot and ankle – a podiatric physician.”

Dr. Sean Grambart, D.P.M., FACFAS, Physician

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