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You've got questions about foot and ankle pain—and we've got answers. Our first-class team of surgical podiatrists provides a wealth of foot and ankle care information on a variety of topics including prevention, surgery, and things you can do at home to help heal your foot and ankle pain.

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Milwaukee Orthopedic Surgeon & Hip Specialist Joins Our Team

Whether your hip pain started in your feet or was caused by an injury, we can help. Now providing hip replacement and arthroscopy for our Milwaukee area patients Advanced Foot & Ankle of Wisconsin now treats hip pain caused by sports injuries, arthritis, bursitis or simply wear and tear. Milwaukee orthopedic surgeon Dr. Isidoro Zambrano&… Continue Reading

Babinski Reflex Testing for Babies & Adults in Milwaukee

Fast, painless reflex test reveals important information about your brain & nervous system The Babinski reflex is a response after the sole of the foot is firmly stroked. The test for the Babinski reflex is simple but the results can identify potentially very serious central nervous system dysfunction. You should never self-diagnose or di… Continue Reading

Cheilectomy to Surgically Remove Bone Spurs

Milwaukee Podiatrists Treat Hallux Rigidus Cheilectomy treats big toe bone spurs Advanced Foot & Ankle of Wisconsin offer cheilectomy, better known as bone spur removal surgery, for our patients. This is a treatment option for those with hallux rigidus, a specific type of foot arthritis of the big toe or metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP). … Continue Reading

Foot Ulcer Treatment in Milwaukee

Foot ulcers require treatment to prevent long-term foot problems. How to Treat Pressure Ulcers on Feet Ulcers are not just in the stomach. They can occur anywhere on the body when skin or another body membrane is broken. Foot ulcers, also known as pressure ulcers, are breaks in the skin which appear on the bottom of toes or the balls of the f… Continue Reading

Freiberg’s Disease Treatment in Wisconsin

Athletes like runners often experience Freiberg's disease. Metatarsal Infraction Management in Milwaukee Freiberg disease is a foot condition caused by physical stress on the metatarsal bones. The stress creates fractures on the bone which can interrupt the blood supply to the area. This causes avascular necrosis, death of the bone cells. Thi… Continue Reading

Do you need to see a podiatrist for turf toe?

Our podiatrists will identify and treat the true cause of your toe pain for a speedy recovery! Turf Toe Injury Treatments and Recovery Time Toe pain can be caused by injury, genetics, arthritis, gout and the list goes on. If you think you may have turf toe, make an appointment to get your big toe joint checked out by our experienced podi… Continue Reading

Do I have hallux limitus? (Why does my big toe hurt when I step on it?)

Get treatment for your toe pain so you can enjoy your favorite activities 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 … Continue Reading

Lupus Foot Pain Relief in Wisconsin

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

Yes, You Can Get Foot Pain from Driving (No, You’re Not Alone)

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

Elderly Foot and Nail Care Tips from Top Milwaukee Podiatrists

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

Popular Sandal Styles May Cause Foot Problems in Men

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

Preventing Foot Amputations Due to Diabetes

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

Milwaukee Foot Doctor Notices More Foot Pain in Overweight Children

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

Why Foot Pain Persists After Pregnancy & What You Can Do

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

Heel Pain and Treatment during Pregnancy

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

Pregnancy & Swollen Feet: Care, Prevention & Warning Signs

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

Surprising Links between Foot Pain & Heart Health

Foot Pain after Heart Surgery Many people report swelling, tingling, or pain in the feet following heart surgery. Is it normal, and should you see a specialist? Swollen feet following heart surgery is a common symptom. It is usually not a cause for concern, but if the swelling doesn’t subside, or if it occurs with fever or a change in … Continue Reading

Milwaukee Workers' Compensation Foot Doctors

Podiatrists Treat Foot Injuries, Broken Ankles, and Auto Injuries for Compensation Claims Injured your foot or ankle at work? Advanced Foot and Ankle podiatrists have the experience and knowledge to help get you back on your feet and back to work within an appropriate time frame. Our highly specialized surgeons treat a wide range of workers&rsquo… Continue Reading

Keep Your Feet Safe and Healthy at the Gym

Don’t Let Foot Injuries Defeat Your Fitness Resolutions To start the new year on the right foot, make sure your feet are in tip-top shape so you can keep your resolution to get your whole body in shape! Foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Michael Kokat of Advanced Foot & Ankle offers tips for foot care at the gym.   Start new … Continue Reading

Got Gout? Holiday Season Triggers Painful Toes!

Got gout? If so, Dr. Timothy Henke, a foot and ankle surgeon with Advanced Foot and Ankle, has a recommendation for surviving the holidays and long winter: Watch what you eat and drink. Changes in diet, including overindulging in certain foods and beverages, can cause gout attacks this time of year. Causes of Gout Gout sufferers can’t metab… Continue Reading

7 Crucial Foot Care Tips for Diabetes Patients

Follow this Simple Checklist to ELIMINATE the Risk of Foot Complications from Diabetes Vigilant diabetes patients that follow a few simple foot care tips dramatically reduce their risk of toe, foot or leg amputations. People with diabetes mellitus are 10 times more likely to have a lower limb amputated than people without diabetes, according to th… Continue Reading

Charcot Foot: Identifying A Rare Diabetic Foot Condition

Rare Diabetes Foot Complication Becomes More Common in Milwaukee, Wisconsin As diabetes rates soar nationwide, a Milwaukee foot and ankle surgeon says he’s now seeing more patients with a rare, and very serious, diabetic foot complication.Charcot foot (pronounced SHAR-co) is an inflammatory syndrome affecting both the bones and soft tissues … Continue Reading

Hikers and Hunters: Long Hikes Take a Toll on Feet and Ankles

Avoid Foot Pain from Traversing the Great Outdoors! As brightly colored leaves dazzle the fall landscape, hikers and hunters nationwide will migrate to mountains, woods and fields. But many, unfortunately, are ill prepared for the beating their feet will take, warns a local foot and ankle surgeon. “Hikers, hunters and others who love the ou… Continue Reading

Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?

Milwaukee Foot Surgeon Urges Patients not to Ignore Foot Pain Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. According to Milwaukee, WI foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Michael Nute, DPM, osteoporosis is frequently refe… Continue Reading

Tarsal Coalition Resource for Parents

Parents, here is a website that briefs you a little bit about your child's tarsal coalition.  This is very good information if you have just left the office and feel kind of overwhelmed and lost.  It helps break down the information you heard about during your appointment and throws in visual aids to show you what's going on.  Enjoy!… Continue Reading

Bunion and Hammertoe Surgery

Bunions and hammertoes must be addressed surgically if conservative treatment fails. In this case we recommend that the patient avoid minimal incision procedures as these deformities will return within 5 to 10 years. Trust in only Milwaukee's finest podiatric surgeons for treating your bunions or hammertoes. Bunion and hammertoe sur… Continue Reading

The Benefits of Orthotics

Orthotics, also called arch supports or inserts, are used to aid people with foot pain. Orthotics can be a very powerful way to change the way that we walk, correct deformities, and keep joints in alignment. The general concept behind an orthotic is that it can be used to give our feet extra support beyond the ligaments and tendons that are already… Continue Reading

Pediatric Deformities

Children often present with a foot, leg, and ankle deformities at an early age. This can be seen by just looking at a child’s lower extremities but it can also be noted when the child begins walking at 18 months. The child may have difficulty walking, often falling as a result fall.   Possible Deformities Lower extremity deformities in… Continue Reading

How Runner's Feet Should Hit the Ground

Hey Runners—This One's For You! Do you practice striking on your midfoot/forefoot or your heels? There have been experiments that show that runners who run on their forefeet are finishing races faster. These runners are also lowering their injury rates. When looking at runners who strike heel first, there was a significant amount of runners … Continue Reading

Running: A Source of Exercise Or Pain?

Running can be a great exercise, however it can also cause a lot of extra stress on our feet, knees and even hips and backs. There are a plethora of opinions and factors involved in running. The best surface. Proper shoes. Orthotics. Barefoot running. Before we get to that, a little background is necessary. There are predominantly two types of foo… Continue Reading

4 Ways to Prevent Shin Splints

Are Shin Splints Slowing You Down? Most runners have had shin splints at some point in their life time. Shin splints are especially common among beginning runners, or in runners who are over training. Shin splints are commonly caused by over training, improper foot strike, shoes, and hard running surfaces. Below are 4 best practices to help preven… Continue Reading

5 Myths About Foot Care

“Don’t cross your eyes, they’ll stay that way!” Old wives’ tales and myths like that example are fun to laugh at. We believed them as children. “Step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back.” But there are other myths that are no laughing matter, especially when they involve your health.… Continue Reading

Winter Injuries

For many, winter is fall season Icy conditions cause falls and broken ankles With the hectic pace of the holidays, serious injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur. Advanced Foot and Ankle’s Dr. Tim Henke, a foot and ankle surgeon, says falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures, and it’s critical t… Continue Reading