Dr. Krista Nelson is a board certified podiatrist who has been with Next Step Foot and Ankle Centers since 2012. While valuing up-to-date medical knowledge and surgical skills, Dr. Nelson also believes the ability to really listen to patients and communicate effectively is of utmost importance.
Dr. Nelson is an avid runner and has a passion for treating sports-related foot and ankle problems. She also enjoys treating a wide variety of podiatric conditions, including: bunions, flat feet hammertoes, Achilles tendon problems, foot fractures, ingrown toenails, skin disorders and diabetic foot care. She sees patients of all ages: pediatric, adult, and older adult.
Dr. Nelson is a part of the award-winning Alton Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center, and has specialized training in treating chronic wounds. Dr. Nelson is the official podiatrist of SIUE Athletics.
Dr. Nelson completed her undergraduate degree at Luther College in Decorah, IA, and earned her DPM from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. She lives in Edwardsville with her husband and two children. She loves the outdoors and enjoys spending time at the many local parks and hiking trails with her family. In her spare time, she is training to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials in 2020.