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What to do when someone has a problem that no one else can fix? I find that I need to get back to basics; a doctor needs to stop, look, and listen.

What to do when someone has a problem that no one else can fix? I find that I need to get back to basics; a doctor needs to stop, look, and listen.

by Dr. Steven Waldman What to do when someone has a problem that no one else can fix? I find that I need to get back to basics; a doctor needs to stop, look, and listen. Get a through history from each person that they see. We can all get busy and rushed, but it […]

Our Wauwatosa Podiatrists are Ready to End Your Heel Pain

by Dr. Christopher Milkie Successful treatment of your heel pain should be the goal of any good podiatrist. However, too many times our Wauwatosa, WI podiatrists speak with patients who have visited several foot specialists, only to find that the treatments they received were short-lived and, in some cases, did more harm than good. This […]

What are the most Common Injuries in Runners?

The four most common injuries that I see in runners are heel pain (plantar fasciitis), neuromas, tendonitis, and broken bones. Plantar Fasciitis in athletes such as runners can be caused by the unique structure of your feet, overpronation, or wearing running shoes that are too flexible and or worn out. Neuromas can be causes by […]

Why does my heel hurt first thing in the morning?

If your heel and the bottom of your foot hurts first thing in the morning when you get out of bed, or after you have been resting, you most likely have plantar fasciitis. 83.5% of patients with plantar fasciitis experience pain with their first steps in the morning. The injured tendon, the plantar fasica, tightens […]

What causes plantar fascitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the long band of conenctive tissue running from the heel to the ball of the foot. It can cause the bottom of the heel and arch to become painful. Causes of plantar fasciitis include: Stretching the long band of tissue that connects the heel and ball of the foot […]

Should I have my bone spur removed?

The benefits of an ostectomy, or bone spur removal, are many. First and foremost is relief of pain. Second is a cosmetic improvement because many bone spurs can cause a bone deformity. The third benefit is that shoes will fit better. Some shoes tend to squeeze the toes together, putting pressure on the spur. And […]

What is an Ostectomy?

It sounds like a complicated procedure, but is it really? Actually, it isn’t. Ostectomy is the medical term for bone spur removal. It happens to be one of the more common procedures that we perform. Some ostectomies can even be done right in our office under local anethesia. Bone spurs are common in many parts […]

What is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy?

PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma, is a therapy that offers relief from painful tendon injures, such as Plantar Fasciitis or Achillies Tendonitis. For the treatment, doctors take a small vial of a patient’s blood, about 30 milliliters, and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of the blood. Then, […]

Who should receive ESWT (Shockwave Therapy) for plantar fasciitis?

Prior to undergoing ESWT treatment, the patient must have been diagnosed with chronic plantar fasciitis for at least six months, and only after symptoms fail to respond to three conservative treatments. Conservative treatments for plantar fasciitis include rest, physical therapy, heel cushions, NSAID (such as ibuprofen), cortisone injections, taping, orthotics, shoe modifications, night splinting and […]

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Extracorporeal shockwave treatment, also known as ESWT, is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment option for intense, persistent heel pain associated with chronic plantar fasciitis. “Extracorporeal” means “outside the body.” Shockwaved, also known as pressure or sound waves, are generated from a special ESWT devce, and focused on the targeted tissues. The shockwaves are delivered outside the […]

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Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
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