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Foot & Ankle

Foot and Ankle Surgeons

As the foundation for your lower body’s movement, the foot and its numerous bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can be a source of significant joint pain. Foot and ankle pain can have many causes, including wearing inappropriate footwear, injuries, disease, and deformities.

In severe cases, the ankle joint can become damaged and no longer function properly. If non-surgical methods prove unsuccessful in relieving the pain, ankle replacement surgery could be an option to correct this.

How Do I Know If I Need Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Care?

If you are experiencing any of the following foot pain symptoms, it may be time to visit with a Steindler foot and ankle specialist.

Often associated with inappropriate footwear or poor alignment, pain in the foot is most commonly associated with trauma, such as a fracture, disease, osteoarthritis, deformities, bunion, or stress injuries.

Foot Symptoms

Ankle Symptoms

How Can I Schedule An Appointment?

Whether it is from a persistent condition or a sudden injury, getting an evaluation from an expert is the first step in relieving your pain. 

To schedule an appointment with one of our foot and ankle surgeons, please call us at (319) 338-3606.

Why choose Steindler Orthopedic Clinic for Ankle & Foot Care?

Steindler Orthopedic Clinic offers exceptional care and our specialty-trained foot and ankle doctors, Dr. Bradly Bussewitz and Dr. Peter Maurus, are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle injuries and conditions.

Our specialists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs.

Common Foot & Ankle Conditions


A bunion is a bump that forms at the base of the big or little toe. This can cause the toe to turn inward and the base to stick out, resulting in pain and discomfort. Other symptoms of bunions can include swelling, redness, soreness, corns, and calluses.

Changing to different footwear, shoe inserts or padding, over-the-counter medications, or icing can relieve the symptoms of bunions. In more severe cases, surgery may be an option for relieving your pain.

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Achilles tendinitis and Achilles tendon ruptures are examples of common conditions related to the Achilles tendon. Injuries can be caused by overuse or happen suddenly while playing a sport. These types of injuries are not exclusive to athletes and can occur in middle-aged people who participate in rigorous activities.

Symptoms of Achilles tendon injuries can include chronic or sudden pain, swelling, and inability to stand or walk on the foot. Treatment will differ depending on the nature of the injury but may include rest, icing, physical therapy, or possibly surgery.


Hammertoe is a condition where the toe is bent at the middle joint while resting. This deformity can be caused by wearing shoes that are tight in the toe area, toe injuries, and biological factors. The abnormal bend in the tow can cause pain when trying to move it or from the toe rubbing against the inside of your shoe.

Treatments can include changing footwear, exercises to strengthen your toe, or surgery when other options have not been successful.

Foot and Ankle Injuries

While there are many foot and ankle conditions that have obvious signs, injuries can occur suddenly and may be difficult to identify on your own. Sprains and fractures are two common types of foot and ankle injuries. A fracture is a break in the bone, while a sprain is a pull, stretch, or tear on the ligaments that connect bone to bone.

Symptoms of a sprain or fracture include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking. Treatments for these injuries can include simple rest and icing, immobilization, or surgery, in severe cases.

Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained foot and ankle doctors, please use the links below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and suggestions on preparing for your appointment.

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At Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, we know how important it is for you to get an appointment scheduled promptly.

Please call us at (319) 338-3606 or our toll-free number at (800) 373-6417.

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