Foot & Ankle Services

Our feet and ankles play an integral part in our day to day lives. They support our bodies, keep us in motion, and serve as our main source of balance and stability. When a foot or ankle injury occurs, activities that we often take for granted become difficult and painful. At Iowa Ortho, we work to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible so that you can return to the activities you love.

Foot and Ankle surgeons can be trained in the field of Podiatry, or trained in the field of Orthopedics with a subspecialty in foot surgery. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles tendons, nerves, and skin in and on our feet. Iowa Ortho has two foot and ankle surgeons that studied as Podiatrists – Dr. Bryan Trout and Dr. Blake Hale, and one foot and ankle surgeon that studied in the field of orthopedics – Dr. Joe Galles.

Our team of professionals is proud to offer the full spectrum of foot and ankle care options whether it be treatment for plantar fasciitis, diabetic foot pain, a complex foot trauma, hammer toe, etc. With over 70 years of combined experience, our team of specialists manage and treat conditions for all ages and activity levels.

Conditions We Treat

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma
  • Fractures
  • Ankle sprain
  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Flatfoot deformity
  • Hammer toe
  • Bunions
  • Gout
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Muscle strains
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Plantar warts
  • Work injuries

Non-Surgical Procedures

  • Orthotics
  • Pain injections
  • Casting
  • Bracing

Surgical Procedures

  • Ankle joint replacement
  • Fusion of foot and ankle joints
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Achilles surgery
  • Nail removal
  • Cheilectomy
  • Fracture repair
  • Bunion correction
  • Tendon repair

If you have a question regarding our foot & ankle services, or do not see your injury or condition listed, call us today at

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Success Story

Former Simpson College basketball player Dave suffered from an ankle injury for nearly a year before seeing Dr. Galles. Dr. Galles was able to recommend a new procedure called total ankle replacement surgery. After a quick recovery, Dave was back on his feet and exercising.

- Dave
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