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What are Orthotics?

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics, also known as arch supports or inserts, are worn inside of your shoes. These devices help to support your feet and legs, and reduce flattening and strain on the foot. This can relieve stress on the bones, joints, tendons, and muscles of the foot and leg. Many people with pain in their heel, arch, […]

How are custom orthotics different from those that I can purchase in a store?

Custom orthotics provide better support because they are made from an impression of your unique foot. This provides “full-contact” support. Over-the-counter orthotics can provide only partial contact, which does not support your feet adequately. Custom orthotics can also be individually balanced and adjusted to your unique anatomy and needs. Mis-aligned or flat feet can cause […]

Are orthotics appropriate for children?

If you have foot problems, there is a good chance that your children will inherit them. Pediatric orthotics can help correct these problems and properly support your child’s growing bones and joints. This prevention can avoid injuries and help your children be more active and pain free. Children who are active in sports often complain […]

What is gait analysis and how can it help me?

by Dr. Brant McCartan Your podiatrist can tell a lot from the way you walk. By looking at the movements, or lack the of, of almost every part of your body, we can analyze your walk to help explain some of the symptoms our patients are having. When you walk through our office we check […]

Neuroma Foot Treatment

by Dr. Brant McCartan Morton’s Neuroma Part II, Treatment Options You’ve worn the high-heeled shoes, you had your night of dancing… but now your foot hurts! You suspect a Morton’s Neuroma (based on what you learned in our previous post). What can you do to help ease the pain? There are many home remedies for […]

What is a Morton’s Neuroma

by Dr. Brant McCartan A Morton’s Neuroma is a painful nerve inflammation in the ball of the foot. This type of neuroma usually acts in between the third and forth toes. The symptoms can be quite unique and actually pretty strange. Most people will feel like they are constantly walking on a rock at the […]

Top Ten Summer Tips for Foot Health

by Dr. Christopher Milkie I would like to share with you my Top Ten Summer Tips for Foot Health. Obviously, we expose our feet much more during the summer season, and have less support in our summer shoes. Add to that the heat and sun… well here goes: Apply sunscreen to the top of your […]

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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.
Our podiatrists, foot surgeons and staff of our Milwaukee area podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love!
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