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About Foot and Ankle Institute of Iowa


At the Foot and Ankle Institute of Iowa, podiatrist Rudolph La Fontant, DPM, provides comprehensive foot and ankle care to people of all ages living in Des Moines, Iowa, and throughout Des Moines County.

At the Foot and Ankle Institute of Iowa, Dr. La Fontant diagnoses and treats various foot and ankle-related conditions, including heel pain, foot and ankle injuries, and ingrown toenails. People can also receive diabetic foot care, wound care, and custom orthotics.

The practice features cutting-edge diagnostics and technology on-site. Dr. La Fontant offers shockwave therapy, testing for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and Clear Nails Pro® for toenail fungus.

For issues that require more specialized care, like warts or fungal infections that won’t respond to topical treatments, Dr. La Fontant uses the Lunula Laser® and The Swift System®, a type of advanced microwave therapy.

The Foot and Ankle Institute of Iowa features an in-office store where people can order a variety of medical-grade products. Some of the most popular items include padded inserts, Gilden Tree wound care products, compression socks and stockings, internal ankle or foot orthoses, and diabetic shoes from brands like Apex®, Brooks®, and New Balance®.

Dr. La Fontant boasts years of training and expertise that make it easy to identify conditions that cause foot and leg pain or mobility challenges. He works with each individual one-on-one and takes the time to listen to their concerns, symptoms, and goals for treatment.

Whenever possible, Dr. La Fontant coordinates care with his patient’s primary care physicians, especially when it comes to diabetic issues. That allows for improved treatment outcomes and a reduced risk of complications.

Twice a month, the Foot and Ankle Institute of Iowa hosts “Walk with a Doc.” Each session begins with a brief discussion on healthy living, followed by a one-hour walk around the neighborhood.

Don’t wait to partner with Dr. La Fontant at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Iowa. Make an appointment by calling the office today or clicking the online scheduling feature.



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Diabetic Footcare

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Ingrown Toenail

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Foot & Ankle Injuries

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Toenail Fungus

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Wound Care

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Foot and Ankle Institute of Iowa
3613 Beaver Ave

Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone: 515-517-2428
Fax: 515-223-9344

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