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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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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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Is the Excess Weight More Than You Can Bear?

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Diabetes, foot health, Hales Corners podiatrist, Health, Milwaukee podiatrist, obesity, orthotics, plantar fasciitis, podiatrist | 0 comments

Is the Excess Weight More Than You Can Bear?

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Is “Too Fat Polka” your least favorite dance tune? Obesity presents a multitude of problems when it comes to your health. It leads to increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. Your feet are also at risk for problems such as plantar fasciitis as well as joint and ankle pain. When pain increases to the point of a person not being able to exercise, the problems begin to compound. Your feet are your base.  They work hard and have no assigned break schedule. They are on duty 24/7 so carrying around even just a few extra pounds creates an added burden for them. The...

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Pinching Pennies Doesn’t Pay When Comfort’s At Stake

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in foot care, foot pain, foowear, Hales Corners podiatrist, high heels, Milwaukee podiatrist, plantar fasciitis, podiatrist | 0 comments

Pinching Pennies Doesn’t Pay When Comfort’s At Stake

Photo credit: Vijay Bandari Don’t sentence your feet to a life of pain because of past transgressions. With all of the people out in the world that suffer some sort of foot ailment or condition that requires treatment, how can you even think twice about cost where comfort is concerned? Many foot problems treated today are the result of poor choices or lack of foot health information in the past. Whatever the reason, when it comes to purchasing new shoes, haul out your wallet, blow the dust off and find yourself a pair of shoes that really fit the bill. Live and learn. Thankfully, you have a...

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Minor Foot Concerns – Molehills May Become Mountains

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Blisters, corns, Diabetes, Foot, foot problems, Hales Corners podiatrist, infection, ingrown toenails, Milwaukee podiatrist, nails, podiatrist | 0 comments

Minor Foot Concerns – Molehills May Become Mountains

Ingrown Toenail (Photo credit: *bri*) Have you ever stopped to wonder how such a minor annoyance exploded and became a monumental problem? One that costs money for medical treatment, time off work and lots of pain and suffering? Why are you dragging your feet and resisting going to the doctor? Your foot health is important to your overall well-being and the active, healthy life you want to lead. OK, so you are willing to admit you’ve been a little negligent in this department. It’s not too late. With a little retraining and some willingness on your part, you can address minor annoyances so...

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