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Everyone knows that too small shoes can be painful, but shoes that are too big can be just as bad.

Everyone knows that too small shoes can be painful, but shoes that are too big can be just as bad.

by Dr. Brant McCartan For shoes – too tight or too loose, which is worse? Both! Poorly fitting shoes can cause blisters, calluses, runner’s toe, and many more problems. Shoes that are too big can allow the foot to move too much, causing shear force, or rubbing. Your skin blisters or thickens as a way […]

Severe or hard to treat cases of Athlete’s Foot may require stronger medications, which are available only through a doctor.

by Dr. Steven Waldman Fungus sounds like a lot of fun. He and his friends hang out at the gym, at the pool. He sits around in warm, wet areas, laughing and telling jokes. But if you happen to walk through a puddle on the floor where this “fun guy” is resting, he will quickly […]

Should you pop a blister? What other treatment is needed? What is a normal blister, and what is a blood blister?

by Dr. Brant McCartan With hot summer days come lots of outdoor activities that involve hours on your feet – Summerfest, anyone? The most common injury that many of us will suffer from walking, running, or hiking is a blister. Blister treatment remains controversial: to pop, or not to pop. Despite what Dr. Oz mentioned […]

Conventional wisdom has often held that 100% cotton socks are the best for your feet. It is a natural material, so it must be good for you, right? Cotton socks are actually not my favorite.

by Dr. Brant McCartan Conventional wisdom has often held that 100% cotton socks are the best for your feet. It is a natural material, so it must be good for you, right? Cotton socks are actually not my favorite. I tend to prefer a blend of acrylic or other natural fibers like wool. What is […]

I am a runner and my left foot goes numb when I run, why could this be?

A neuroma can mimic those symptoms – especially starting in the ball of foot. It is likely irritation from hypermobility in the forefoot and metatarsal heads squishing nerves. If it improves with massage, it is likely this. Another possibility, though much more rare, could be chronic exertional compartment syndrome. Though more common on leg, this […]

What is Runner’s Toe?

It’s easy to pick out the runners come sandal season. Blackened, discolored toenails are prevalent at pools and beaches. Subungual hematomas, or runner’s toe, are caused from downward pressure or horizontal separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. Luckily, these are not painful most of the time, but if they are, the slightest […]

Can Minimalist Running Shoes Cause Injury?

by Dr. Brant McCartan Can running in minimalist shoes cause injuries? Everyone has noticed the trend of minimalist shoes – whether you think they are cool or creepy, can they hurt you? A recent study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine compared a neutral shoe, a partial minimalist shoe, and a full minimalist shoe. […]

How to Lose Weight – Safely and Successfully

by Dr. Steven Waldman Last week we brought up the idea of weight loss and how it could benefit your health for now and in the future. If you read our post and thought that you personally, or a friend, could benefit from a healthier lifestyle, here are a few more ideas for you to […]

Do Compression Socks Help with Running?

by Dr. Brant McCartan Sports specific socks hit stores in the early 1980’s. Many companies have since jumped into this market, and bold claims have been made pertaining to the performance advantages of specific socks. With all the choices out there, it is tough to select the correct sock. Inconsistent and varying data makes it […]

Foot Fungus Cures and Causes

by Dr. Christopher Milkie Fungal feet can be the simplest, and yet most difficult to treat problem a podiatrist and their patient will deal with. Fungal feet can itch, smell, become discolored, and even cause nails to crumble away. The worst part of all of these symptoms is fungi’s resistant to treatment. Fungi are not […]

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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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