Foot & Ankle Care Blog

How Gait Affects Foot Health

Even though it sounds like a highly technical term, “biomechanics” simply refers to the way that living beings (including you) move. Every one of us relies on countless biomechanical processes to do, well, pretty much everything we do on a daily basis. Even reading...

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How Custom Orthotics Help Pain from the Feet Up

As with any profession, podiatrists use many different “tools” to achieve results for you. Naturally, the specific tool we use depends on the task at hand (or, more accurately, foot!). Custom orthotics are one such option that resolve painful conditions for our...

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Why Your Heel Hurts After Exercise

There are always an abundance of exercise and physical activity options in southeastern Wisconsin no matter the season. With summer finally upon us, though, more Wisconsinites are running, playing rec sports, and just getting outdoors than at other times of the year....

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Why Your Teen’s Heel Hurts

Our youth here in Milwaukee County are fortunate to have a wide array of sport options. Sports and other physical activities provide countless benefits in so many different areas. It’s easy to think about the physical ones—working out is obviously important for...

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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...

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Smart 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...

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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...

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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...

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Methods to Prevent Ingrown Toenails

Toenails are pretty much worthless, yet the fact remains – we still have them. Now, just having nails on the tops of our toes isn’t necessarily a big deal…until they cause problems. Such is the case with ingrown toenails. When a toenail becomes...

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