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Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates
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Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates

No one knows your feet better than you. You know the pain you feel, the embarrassment you experience, and the overall impact your foot problems have on your health. When you need relief, Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates is on your team!  The first step is to get to the root of what’s causing your pain so that you can get started with the best treatment possible for your body. When you visit Dr. Lockwood as well as the rest of the team at HFAA, you get a listening ear, compassionate doctors, and a competent team. We take the time you need to address your concerns and resolve your problems. The end result is an overall improvement in your health.

At HFAA, our mission is to deliver high-quality, comprehensive services to the community with excellence, compassion, and competence!

Foot Care From Our Family to Yours

At HFAA, you’ll always have a caring, compassionate podiatrist ready to help you back on your feet. Here's how we make our patients feel at home in our office:

  • Detailed education. Stay informed about what’s happening with your body with our detailed explanations and educational material.
  • A listening ear. You don’t visit a doctor to be told what to do. You visit so that you can get relief. We listen to your pain and struggles and then offer you the best treatment option within your means and comfort level.
  • A one-stop shop. When you leave our office, you’re not sent out the door with a laundry list. We offer you everything you need in-house so that you don’t have to add to your already hecti
  • A partnership in your care. Working with HFAA is like working with a family. We care about your health while you’re in our office andl you leave. We like to think of our team as a partner in your healthcare.

A Team Approach

At HFAA, we truly believe that a doctor–patient team is the ideal way to treat foot pain and common problems. By working together, you get the fastest, most effective resolution to your foot pain.

We offer comprehensive treatment options for a variety of foot problems, including:

  • Heel and Arch Pain. There are dozens of  possible reasons why your heels and arches might hurt. To find the right treatment for your heel or our team will listen to your symptoms and do a thorough exam..
  • Pediatric Feet. Your child’s feet grow and develop before your eyes. To be sure your child is growing up with the healthiest and happiest feet, it’s important that he or she sees a pediatric podiatrist for any injuries or abnormalities. Treating these early will help your child now and later in life.
  • Diabetic Foot Care. Persons with diabetes face unique risks when it comes to the feet. If you’re living with diabetes, visit our office for care, and peace of mind and with Dr. Lockwood.
  • Sports Injuries. Do you love to run, lift, jump, o Chances are your feet or ankles might get injured at some point in all that fun and activity. When that happens, visit HFAA for treatment so that you can get back in the game fast!
  • Foot Disorders. We provide comprehensive functional care when something is wrong with your foot or lower legs. This can be l simple as pain relief, palliative care, and a home treatment program for nails, corns, or calluses. We can also effectively address progressive foot deformities such as and bunions, as well as neuromas and other painful conditions within the foot.


Feel your best! You deserve it. Stop suffering with foot pain or embarrassing nail conditions.

Book an appointment with Dr. Melissa Lockwood at (309) 661-9975!

Service Areas

Heel and Arch Pain Heel and Arch Pain

Has heel or arch pain made it hard for you to enjoy your favorite activities? You don’t have to keep enduring the pain! We will help you get to the root of what’s causing you to hurt and get you the treatment you need.

Bunions and Hammertoes Bunions and Hammertoes

Does a bunion or hammertoe make it difficult for you to walk or wear your favorite shoes comfortably? Get relief without going under the knife. Learn more about conservative treatments with Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates.

Corns and Calluses Corns and Calluses

Do corns, calluses,  or other skin condition have you embarrassed about your feet? Get treatment from Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates and restore your confidence.

Diabetic Foot Care Diabetic Foot Care

If you have diabetes, your daily life is a little bit more difficult. You have to watch what you eat, monitor your blood sugar levels, and stay active. Without this, you risk serious injury or amputation. Learn how Dr. Lockwood can help you take a proactive approach to your diabetic foot care.

Diabetic Wound Care Diabetic Wound Care

If you have diabetes, cuts, bruises, blisters, calluses, burns, lumps, and even ingrown toenails are a major health concern. These wounds can break down and become dangerous foot ulcers. Even a seemingly minor foot abnormality should be evaluated and treated by a skilled podiatrist who has with the experience and skill to treat diabetic wounds.

Fungal Nails Fungal Nails

Hate showing off your toenails because a fungal infection has caused them to yellow and thicken? Treatment can help you regain pride in your feet. Learn more about our fungal nail treatments.

Laser Fungal Nail Therapy Laser Fungal Nail Therapy

The treatment of fungal toenails is an ongoing process. Fungus is alive and well everywhere in our environment. In order to truly clear up a fungal infection, we attack the problem both from the outside in (topical medications, vitamin supplements, shoe sterilization, sanitary pedicures) and from the inside out (FDA cleared laser therapy).

At Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, we pride ourselves on being THE Center of Excellence for treating unsightly, thickened and discolored toenails.  There are many new treatment options available to comprehensively attack ugly toenails!  Once confirmed as a fungal infection with a simple nail biopsy, we attack the nails in two main ways:

First, from the outside in ~ topical medications will help prevent recurrence and will also minimize fungus spreading to other toenails.  Treating any additional athlete’s foot (fungal skin infection) is also critical to avoid spreading a fungal toenail infection.  We utilize a topical anti-fungal medication in the mornings (Clarus Anti-fungal Solution) and a urea based medication at night to soften the nails and allow the morning medication to penetrate more deeply.  We even have options to treat your shoes to prevent spreading!

Secondly, we attack fungus from the inside out ~ either with traditional oral medications or with new innovative laser treatments that penetrate deeply into the nails to attack fungus where it lives in the nail bed.  We have had the fungal nail laser therapy in our office for over a year and have seen dramatic results – up to 90% clinical improvement in our patients! 

Healing Steps Shoes Healing Steps Shoes

Welcome to Healing Steps Shoes - the one stop shop for all your podiatric shoe and accessory needs! Located in Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, Healing Steps Shoes offers a full service, comprehensive shopping experience for all customers.

Products Products

Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates so to save your time we offer all medical products here in office. 

Ingrown Toenails Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are some of the most painful conditions. The digging of the toenail into your skin and the infection that follows can make every step hurt. Get treatment from Dr. Lockwood today!

Pediatrics Pediatrics

As a parent, you want your child’s feet to be as happy and healthy as they are. When something doesn’t look quite right, it might be time to get help from a pediatric podiatrist. Learn more about common children’s foot conditions and treatment options.

Sports Medicine and Athletes Sports Medicine and Athletes

Sports injuries are more than just physically painful—they are frustrating and depressing. If you hate being taken from your favorite sport, it’s time to get treatment. No matter what kind of athlete you are, visiting Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates can help you get back in action fast.

Warts Warts

Sometimes, growths on the bottom of your feet that look like dry, hardened skin are not corns or calluses—they are warts.