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Bunionette- A Fancy Word for a Painful Bump!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Achilles tendon, Blog, Bunion, Bunionette, Callus, Fifth toe, Foot, Hales Corners, High-heeled footwear, Metatarsus, Pain, podiatrist, Podiatry, Wisconsin | 0 comments

Bunionette- A Fancy Word for a Painful Bump!

The term “tailor’s bunion” does indeed get its name from the tailoring profession. However, it actually has little to do with making or repairing clothing.

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The Foot Woes of Dancers

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in blister, Blog, calluses, Dance, fractures, Hales Corners, ingrown toenails, Podiatry, Toe, Wisonsin | 0 comments

The Foot Woes of Dancers

Ballerinas dance with beauty and grace, but they deal with common dance injuries such as blistersandcalluses.

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Tips for an Injury-Free Ski Season

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Ankle, ankle pain, Ankle sprain, Blog, Boot, Milwaukee podiatrist, Muscle, Ski, Warming up, Weather, Winter sport, Wisonsin | Comments Off

Tips for an Injury-Free Ski Season

English: Ski descent from Lairig Ghru Superb snow and calm cold weather made for a memorable crossing of this Cairngorm pass. The peaks ahead are Devil’s Point on the right and Carn a’ Mhaim to the left. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Bring on the snow! Those of you who are avid winter athletes are gearing up and gathering your skis and boots from your basements where they laid dormant for the spring and summer months. Get excited! However, as with any sport, there are risks. Here are a few tips to remember before your winter adventure on the slopes in order to keep your lower...

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Common Pediatric Conditions

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Achilles tendon, Ankle, Blog, Child, feet, Flat Feet, Foot, Pain, Podiatry, Toe walking | 0 comments

Common Pediatric Conditions

English: children flat feet (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Kids say the darndest things, but “ouch” should not be one. Watching your children grow is one of the most exciting things a parent can do. It can also be terrifying when you start to notice that something may be wrong. As children  grow rapidly within their first year of life, their feet grow and change as well. A lot of foot pain and issues that adults have can be traced back to their childhood, so it is important to watch closely as your child grows in order to have early detection.   Flat feet are one of the most common conditions...

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Tired of Crooked and Bent Toes? How do You Deal with Hammertoes?

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Blog, footwear, Hales Corners podiatrist, hammertoes, Milwaukee podiatrist, podiatrist, toe pain, toe problems | 0 comments

Tired of Crooked and Bent Toes? How do You Deal with Hammertoes?

 (Photo credit: Jamesongravity)   If you have toes that are bent, you have a problem.  Toes are to be straight and easy on the eyes.  However, it’s not fun if you are embarrassed to take off your socks, or wear sandals out of fear that someone will ask about your crooked toes.  Worse yet if they make fun of the odd way your toes lay.  There is a name for the condition you are dealing with – hammertoes.  Hammertoesoccur mainly in your second, third or fourth toes.  The toes it affects are bent at the middle joint and cause it to look like a hammer.  Hammertoes come in two types, which are...

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Let the Buyer Beware! Choose the Right Orthotic For You!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Blog, foot injuries, foot pain, footwear, Hales Corners podiatrist, insoles, Milwaukee podiatrist, orthotics, podiatrist, shoes | 0 comments

Let the Buyer Beware! Choose the Right Orthotic For You!

 (Photo credit: dmuth) Careful now, you own it… There is an old Latin expression, Caveat Emptor, which means…”let the buyer beware.”  This implies that it is your responsibility as purchaser to check quality and function of items purchased, and the goods purchased “as is” will serve your purpose and meet your needs. Applying this principle to insoles? With regard to shoe insoles, there are many on the market that that do not serve a positive purpose. If you have foot pain, your first step should be to a podiatrist who has the expertise to diagnose your pain and prescribe a treatment plan...

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