Posts by Dr. Marso

Stop Heel Pain with These Stretches

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Heel Pain | 0 comments

Stop Heel Pain with These Stretches

One of the most common issues any podiatrist treats is heel pain. Some of the reasons explaining this include the facts that feet endure tremendous force loads (even just through the course of a normal day) and two very important connective tissues are anchored to the heel bone. The good news is that conservative care—including stretching on a regular basis—is often quite effective at relieving heel pain. Before we look at a few of the best stretches to relieve heel pain, let’s discuss the most likely causes of the problem – plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. If you have pain in the...

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Fix Your Bunion with Surgery

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Fix Your Bunion with Surgery

Medical professionals—in our field of podiatry and otherwise—prefer to use conservative treatment options whenever possible. The good news about this is the fact we have many nonsurgical methods that may take away the symptoms and resolve certain problems you are experiencing. At Wisconsin Foot Center, our goal is always to resolve your foot or ankle issues with nonsurgical treatment whenever possible. Now, we certainly perform many successful foot surgeries for our patients (when necessary), but our preference is to reserve that as a final option in cases where conservative care is simply...

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Shoe Choices for Your Child

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Blog, footwear tips | 0 comments

Shoe Choices for Your Child

It won’t be long until kids are enjoying their summer vacation. Hopefully, this means they’ll be active, and not just staying indoors playing video games, watching shows on Netflix, or wasting time online. (As with virtually anything in life, those activities are all fine in moderation…but “moderation” is the operative word!) When kids are active during summer months—as they should be—their shoes may need to be replaced on a more frequent basis than normal. Of course, feet grow rapidly during developmental years, even when children are fairly inactive. This means shoes that fit only months...

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How Toenail Fungus Develops

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Blog, Fungus | 0 comments

How Toenail Fungus Develops

When you look down at your feet, you should expect to see clear, healthy nail tissue. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. There are times when what you see instead is yellowed, thickened, and distorted toenails. The root cause of this problem is a fungal infection, which raises the question – how does toenail fungus develop? That’s an important question because understanding the cause of fungal toenails is the first step in being able to prevent it from happening. If you take a minute and consider all of the possible issues that can arise in your lower limbs—and given the number of...

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Why Your Heel Hurts in the Morning

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Blog, Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spur) | 0 comments

Why Your Heel Hurts in the Morning

People can be divided into two camps when it comes to preferred times for doing things: early birds and night owls. Researchers at the University of Barcelona (Spain) have studied these two categories of people to understand why there’s a natural predisposition one way or the other. Comparing both types, the researchers found consistent personality differences between the groups. “Early birds” generally have lower levels of anxiety, less fatigue, and are more persistent than individuals who prefer to keep later hours. There’s a theory these differences might be explained by how our genetics...

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