From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, The team at the Foot and Ankle Center of Nebraska and Iowa is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
- Achilles Tendon
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Sprains
- Ankle Arthroscopy
- Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
- Athletes Foot
- Crush Injuries
- Diabetic Foot Care
- Diabetic Shoes
- Flat Feet
- Fungal Toenails
- Geriatric Foot Care
- Heel Spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Limb Preservation
- Pediatric Foot Care
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Poor Circulation
- Sport Medicine
- Traumatic injuries
- Wound care
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. Read More...
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Read More...
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Read More...
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. Read More...
Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal. Read More...
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain. Read More...
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet. Read More...
Foot care team
Mrs. Shannon Strain was born and raised in a small town, Weeping Water, NE population of 1,100. She graduated from Weeping Water Public Schools in 2007 with a class size of 32.
After high school, knowing that she wanted to pursue medicine, she explored a number of specialties including Dental Hygiene, Behavioral Health, and Social Work. She found her best fit in Medical Assisting. She graduated from Iowa Western Community College with a Medical Assistant Degree in 2012.
After graduating, she started her career in podiatric medicine in 2012. She left the field of podiatry for approximately one year to work in the field of Oncology and Hematology. She returned to podiatry and joined the Foot and Ankle Center of Nebraska and Iowa team in 2014 at the request of Dr. Nelson. She has served as the lead assistant at the Grover and Council Bluffs office. She began as a foot care assistant in 2022.
Outside of work, she loves listening to podcasts, enjoying a fine craft beer with her husband, and chasing her son and two fur babies on their grand adventures.
Chloe Falkenhan, CPed
David Nelson, Certified Shoe Fitter
Julie Briggs, Certified Shoe Fitter
Vein and Vascular Institute of Nebraska and Iowa
Jessica Failla, PA-C
Melissa Kummer RVT