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Podiatrist in Ankeny, IA

The team of board-certified podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa, provide patients with innovative, superior foot and ankle care. With years of training and experience in both adult and children’s foot and ankle conditions, the practice strives to not only take care of patients, but to exceed their expectations.

Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa offers a wide range of care that includes treatments for ankle sprains, fractures, arthritis, bunions, flat foot, hallux rigidus, hammertoe, heel pain, ingrown toenails, sports injuries, tendinitis, warts, and sesamoid pain. They also treat children’s foot deformities.

The team led by podiatric surgeons Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, and Mindi Dayton, DPM, MHA handles all foot and ankle conditions, from the simple to the complex. They walk alongside patients from beginning to end, seeing them through the process of healing and recovery.

The expert podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa have published over 75 research papers, book chapters, and scholarly articles, sharing their research with podiatrists, orthopedic doctors, nurses, and patients across the United States. In addition, as foot and ankle surgeons, they’re known for their breakthrough techniques to improve the reliability and quality of bunion surgery.

Bunions

A bunion is a complex structural deformity that involves the bones of the big toe and the middle of the foot. Pain and difficulty walking and wearing shoes can develop because the foot no longer functions normally. It is not uncommon for arthritis to develop in the big to joint due to the misalignment.

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Hammertoes

Hammertoe is a deformity where one or both joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth toes begin to bend outside of their normal alignment. Pressure can begin to weigh heavy on the toes as you wear shoes which is where pain and other symptoms develop.

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Sport Injuries

We help treat and also prevent injuries in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, and ankles. We are able to manually adjust your spine, relieving any pain that you are feeling. This will allow your body to function much better after the injury.

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Heel Pain

The foot and ankle are highly specialized structures that absorb the weight of the body and enable us to move. Experts estimate that the force and pressure on your feet when walking can be up to two times your body weight.

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Arthritis

Arthritis is an inflammation of the cartilage and lining of the joints. Although it can present itself at any age, arthritis is primarily found in those over 50. Each foot has 33 joints, making them easy targets for arthritis. In some cases, arthritis can be extremely painful and debilitating.

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Ingrown Toenails

We have all made the painful mistake of trimming our nails too short at some point in our lives. Sometimes, this can really affect our foot health by causing ingrown toenails.

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Warts

Warts aren’t just ugly –– depending on their location, they can also make standing or walking for extended periods of time painful.

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WE ARE THE BUNION EXPERTS!

Drs. Paul and Mindi Dayton of Foot and Ankle Center of Iowa are proud to have successfully corrected over 850 bunion deformities with Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction! Click below to read more about this revolutionary procedure!

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About Us

Are you looking for a foot doctor? Pain and loss of function in our feet and ankles can be a huge obstacle, and we understand that getting your body back to normal is of the utmost importance to you.

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New Patients

If you have never been to a podiatrist before, you may be nervous about your upcoming visit. Don’t be! Millions of people see podiatrists every year for help with their feet, ankles, and lower legs.

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There are a variety of reasons why you may need to see a foot doctor. The musculoskeletal system of the feet, ankles, and lower legs involve many different parts that have to work together in unison to create smooth and pain-free movement.

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Podiatrist in Ankeny, IA

Dr. Mindi J. Dayton

Mindi Dayton, DPM, MHA is a board-certified podiatrist serving patients with superior care at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa. Dr. Dayt...

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Dr. Mindi J. Dayton

Mindi Dayton, DPM, MHA is a board-certified podiatrist serving patients with superior care at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa.

Dr. Dayton grew up in rural eastern Iowa and graduated from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, where she currently sits on the alumni board. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Des Moines University (DMU) College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. She then completed a podiatric surgical residency at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa. In 2018, she earned a Master of Health Care Administration from DMU.

After several years as a practicing podiatrist in northwest Iowa, she returned to Des Moines to teach at DMU and practice at the school’s Foot and Ankle Clinic. In 2017, she established Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa with her husband, Dr. Paul Dayton, with a focus on research and development of innovative techniques for foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Dayton is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. She’s a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and has co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and presented numerous local and regional lectures. She and her husband have teamed up to earn national awards for research posters and manuscripts.

She has a strong track record of serving on many universities, local and national committees, including president and board member of the Iowa Podiatric Medical Associationa nd committees of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. While at DMU, she has been honored on several occasions for her service to DMU-CPMS, including receiving the Distinguished Scholar Faculty Award and Clinical Faculty of the Year.

When Dr. Dayton isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Reflecting their passion for food and wine, she and her husband own and run WineStyles Ankeny. She also likes to garden, attend the theater, and travel.

Dr. Paul D. Dayton

Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, is a board-certified podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa. His years of research and experience make him on...

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Dr. Paul D. Dayton

Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, is a board-certified podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa in Ankeny, Iowa. His years of research and experience make him one of the most highly skilled podiatrists in the Des Moines area.

After completing his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Dr. Dayton earned a master’s in podiatric medical education and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He served a podiatric surgical residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center in Santa Clara, California.

Dr. Dayton is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery, and he’s also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

In 2017, Dr. Dayton established Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa with his wife, Dr. Mindi Dayton, with a focus on research and development of innovative techniques for foot and ankle surgery. To that purpose, he works with medical technology companies and collaborates with foot and ankle surgeons across the country to develop innovative procedures. He’s named on several medical device patents.

He’s held numerous academic and other leadership positions throughout his three decades in practice, including faculty positions at Des Moines University and Stanford University School of Medicine in California. He has co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and continues to present lectures nationally and internationally. He’s served as an editor for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

In his free time, Dr. Dayton enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Through WineStyles Ankeny, a business he runs with his wife, he likes to educate others on food and wine. He’s an avid woodworker and builds guitars (and plays them, too). His other hobbies include cycling, running, and traveling.

Tiffany

Tiffany Rangel was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. She became a medical assi...

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Tiffany

Tiffany Rangel was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. She became a medical assistant at Vatterott College in Des Moines, Iowa in 2013. She received her podiatric medical assistant certification in 2021 in Denver, Colorado. She also has a certification for limited x-ray for podiatry that she received in 2019 by IDPH.

Tiffany is the Lead Medical Assistant at the Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa. She works alongside Drs. Mindi & Paul Dayton. She has been with the Foot & Ankle Center of Iowa for two years and is always looking for ways to grow in Podiatry. Tiffany has been elected onto the ASPMA Board of Directors for 2022.

Tiffany and her husband, Juan, have three daughters and two sons. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, having outdoor adventures, and tending to her hobbies such as her chickens and garden.

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Dr. Mindi Dayton on the Road… Leading the Way…

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Publication in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

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Bunion Surgery Specialists

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Lapiplasty: Shelley Shares Her Experience

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