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Welcome to our podiatry clinic!

Foot and Ankle of Greater Des Moines is a family run podiatry practice serving the communities of Altoona, Bondurant, Pleasant Hill, Mitchellville, Runnells, East Des Moines, and the Greater Des Moines community.  We are committed to the principles of integrity and sincerity.  We provide methods to restore patients to their functional goals in the most affordable and time-efficient manner possible.

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When it comes to flying, most of us can agree that the idea of sitting for a long period of time and the lack of space for a stretch...

Why You Shouldn’t Fly Right After a Foot Surgery

When it comes to flying, most of us can agree that the idea of sitting for a long period of time and the lack of space for a stretch...

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If you take a quick look into your shoe closet, chances are that you have at least one pair of flat soled shoes. Whether it’s a pair of...

Why You Shouldn’t Wear Flat Soled Shoes: Prolonged Use Can Lead to Health Problems

If you take a quick look into your shoe closet, chances are that you have at least one pair of flat soled shoes. Whether it’s a pair of...

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The idea of sleeping with your feet covered, whether it is with socks or with the blanket itself, is not a novel idea. Rather, this is a...

The Downsides to Sleeping With Your Feet Covered - Foot Trouble Possibilities

The idea of sleeping with your feet covered, whether it is with socks or with the blanket itself, is not a novel idea. Rather, this is a...

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Also known as pernio or perniosis, chilblains are small, itchy spots on the skin that appear when your skin’s tiny blood vessels become...

Chilblains: Everything You Need to Know About These Itchy Spots of Inflammation

Also known as pernio or perniosis, chilblains are small, itchy spots on the skin that appear when your skin’s tiny blood vessels become...

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A Jones fracture is a specific type of foot fracture that involves the fifth metatarsal. Your fifth metatarsal is the outermost bone...

What You Need to Know About Jones Fractures: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, & Who Is Likely to Get One

A Jones fracture is a specific type of foot fracture that involves the fifth metatarsal. Your fifth metatarsal is the outermost bone...

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When you lay your feet flat against the floor, you expect your toes to point straight forward and sit perpendicular to the floor’s...

Have Hammertoes? Your Guide to What They Are, Prevention, and Treatment Options

When you lay your feet flat against the floor, you expect your toes to point straight forward and sit perpendicular to the floor’s...

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If you have ever had the corner of a toenail grow directly into the surrounding skin and cause it to become inflamed, broken, or...

What Are The Cause(s) of Ingrown Toenails & How Do You Fix Them?

If you have ever had the corner of a toenail grow directly into the surrounding skin and cause it to become inflamed, broken, or...

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For being such a crucial part of the body, the human ankle is actually a very simple structure, containing only three main bones that...

TTS & Pain: Recognizing Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome - What It Is & When You Should See a Podiatrist

For being such a crucial part of the body, the human ankle is actually a very simple structure, containing only three main bones that...

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The world of sports has been a cornerstone of the entertainment industry since it was introduced by the ancient Greeks nearly 3000 years...

The Softening & Breaking of Your Ankle’s Cartilage - What You Need to Know

The world of sports has been a cornerstone of the entertainment industry since it was introduced by the ancient Greeks nearly 3000 years...

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Our feet are one of the most complex areas of the body, with each foot containing 19 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, and 107 ligaments. Out...

Lisfranc Injury: A Common Midfoot Fracture That Disrupts Your Ability to Walk

Our feet are one of the most complex areas of the body, with each foot containing 19 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, and 107 ligaments. Out...

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When it comes to topics that the majority of people do not want to discuss, toenail fungus is at the top of the list. This is...

Did you know that Fungus Grows Here?

When it comes to topics that the majority of people do not want to discuss, toenail fungus is at the top of the list. This is...

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If you are a highly athletic individual and are constantly on your feet, you stand a higher chance of developing plantar fasciitis....

Plantar Fasciitis: What You Need To Know

If you are a highly athletic individual and are constantly on your feet, you stand a higher chance of developing plantar fasciitis....

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​Customer Reviews

Angie E.

"My family has seen Dr. Holcomb for nearly 8 years. My 2 daughters and I have had everything from minor procedures to major surgeries and he has always taken great care of us. Dr. Holcomb is the only person we trust with our foot care!"

Nancy B.

I have been a patient of Dr. Timothy Holcomb for over 5 years. His care has made me feel that I was a member of his family and that he truly cares about how I feel and my care plan. His bedside manner and approachability take all of the stress and anxiety out of the appointment. He goes above and beyond for you as a patient and will work to find the solution that works best for you.

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Foot and Ankle Arthritis Treatment

Bunion Removal

Achilles Tendinopathy

Arch Correction

Heel Pain Reduction

Ingrown Toenail Extraction

Toenail Fungus Removal

Tim Holcomb, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Timothy Holcomb is an Altoona, Iowa native, graduate of Des Moines University and completed his three-year surgical residency in the Des Moines Area. He is passionate about providing sensible, cost-effective foot care options for every patient on a personalized level.  His goal is to see people improve and feel better as soon as possible!  He strives to treat everyone who walks through the door with integrity and to apply “the golden rule” toward patient care each and every day.