Foot & Ankle Care Blog

Is Heel Pain in Children Normal?

As we discuss child heel pain a little more in-depth—since we could basically answer whether or not heel pain in children is normal in a single word (“no”)—it’s important to keep in mind that pain is never normal!  If anyone in your family—child or adult—is...

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What to Look for in a Child’s Walk

Parents naturally want two things for their children – health and happiness. The fact of the matter is that the two can be more related than people usually consider. (There’s a reason the word “miserable” is so often associated with illnesses, after all.) It’s easy...

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Does Your Child Need to See a Podiatrist?

Some facts are simply indisputable: The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. We all have a finite amount of time on this earth (so make every moment count!). The Packers are one million times better with a healthy Rodgers playing under center. (That was painful...

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What Increases the Risk of Fungal Toenails

When you look down at bare feet, what you should expect to see is healthy, clear toenails. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. For some patients, they look down and see nails that are dull, darkened, and distorted. The darkened discoloration is probably an unsightly...

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Preventing Ankle Sprains

Out of all the possible injuries humans sustain, ankle sprains are perhaps the most common. In part, this can be attributed to the fact you don’t even have to be an athlete to sprain an ankle. Sure, you have a greater risk when making a sharp turn while playing soccer...

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Signs Orthotics Need Refurbishing

Custom orthotics have many advantages when it comes to conservative treatment options, including the fact they are built to last. Unlike cheap, off-the-shelf shoe inserts—which often start to break down after only a couple of months—the durable custom devices we...

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Types of Orthotics

One of our main goals at Wisconsin Foot Center is to get you back to your favorite activities safely in the shortest possible amount of time. See, patients come to us because they are suffering from some form of foot pain. No matter if the pain comes from a soft...

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Preparing for Foot or Ankle Surgery

The goal here at Wisconsin Foot Center is always to exhaust conservative (non-surgical) treatment options when caring for any foot or ankle problem you might be experiencing. Fortunately, non-surgical care is often quite effective for providing the relief patients are...

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When Should Your Child See a Podiatrist?

Whether or not your child needs to see a podiatrist is something you might wonder when a son or daughter is having foot or ankle issues. On one hand, early treatment and intervention for certain medical conditions can prevent long-term problems. On the other, some...

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