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Get treatment and enjoy walking again. At-home treatments, exercises and footwear for functional hallux limitus If you feel pain and/or stiffness in your big toe joint when standing or walking, it could be arthritis. Hallux limitus and hallux rigidus (literally: big toe stiffness) are the terms used to describe mild to severe arthritis in th Continue Reading
How Lupus Causes Foot and Ankle Pain The autoimmune disease lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)) causes the immune system to attack healthy areas of the body. A frequent symptom for sufferers is joint inflammation, including in the feet and ankles (edema). The disease is more common in women, African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians. Patien Continue Reading
Slick roads, drunk drivers and road rage aren’t the only dangers of driving—simply driving a car or truck can cause serious problems in your feet and ankles. Being stuck behind the wheel for long hours (whether in heavy traffic, as a truck driver or on a road trip), driving a vehicle you’re not used to or a car with resistant ped Continue Reading
Proper Foot Care for Senior Feet Prevents Further Injury and Protects Health The older we get, the more important it is to take good care of our feet. For many reasons, foot health tends to decline in seniors. Reasons why senior citizens experience common foot problems include: Years of walking, working and healing from injuries Low quality, t Continue Reading
Sandals Can Cause Heel pain, Achilles Tendonitis & Other Foot Issues Footwear has come a long way since Roman armies conquered an empire wearing only sandals on their feet. But what’s old is new again. Recent market research reveals sales of men’s sandals increasing year over year.Along with the growing popularity of men&rsquo Continue Reading
Milwaukee Podiatrist Urges Diabetes Patients to Take Simple Precautions to Help Save Their Feet Taking a minute or two every day to inspect your feet and observing a few simple rules can make the difference in sparing diabetes patients from a preventable outcome of the disease – a foot amputation. “Of all diabetes-related complication Continue Reading
Podiatry Care Helps Reduce Painful Symptoms and Encourage Active Lifestyles Dr. Timothy Henke says he’s noticing more and more overweight and obese children in the Milwaukee area with foot and ankle pain in his examining room, mirroring a national epidemic of childhood obesity. An estimated 16 percent of U.S. children ages six to 19 are ove Continue Reading
Milwaukee Podiatrists Treat Postpartum Foot & Heel Pain Over-pronation (flat feet) is one of the most common foot problems experienced during pregnancy. Pregnancy weight gain along with hormonal changes are the main causes of foot swelling, pain in the arches and sore heels. Left untreated, over-pronated feet can cause heel pain an Continue Reading
Milwaukee Podiatrists Specialize in Treating Heel & Foot Pain in Pregnant Patients When you’re pregnant, carrying extra weight can cause heel pain or make existing heel or foot pain even worse—adding to the discomfort of swollen feet and ankles. Heel pain during pregnancy is most likely plantar fasciitis, and you can get effective Continue Reading
Milwaukee Podiatrists Treat Foot & Ankle Swelling in Pregnant Patients Pregnant women need to pay extra attention to foot health during and after pregnancy. Expectant mothers often experience swelling in the feet and ankles known as peripheral edema. Pregnancy can worsen existing foot conditions and cause inflammation or irritation. In so Continue Reading