Put On Your Dancing Shoes, We’re Gonna Find Your Happy Feet
By Dr. Christopher Milkie of Milwaukee Foot Specialists of Milwaukee, WI
Unless you quickly mistake the profession for pediatrics, when you hear podiatrist you immediately think foot pain and bunions, and maybe even for some, ingrown toenails. Though these are common and perfectly acceptable reasons to see a Milwaukee, WI podiatrist, they are also capable of so much more.
For starters, podiatrists in Milwaukee, WI are on the front line in the battle with diabetes. Which begs the question, “what does a sugar problem have to do with my feet?” In short diabetes can lead to problems such as peripheral neuropathy. An issue that can lead to further complications serious enough to require an amputation, which is why diabetics should see a podiatrist at least four times a year.
But that’s not it! Podiatrists can help in diagnosing chronic cardiovascular issues related to serious heart problems. They are experts in curing skin diseases such as athletes foot and many other fungal and bacterial skin infections. With a vast knowledge of biomechanics, podiatrists can help alleviate structural issues of the lower extremity that can help with pain in the feet, knees, and even the back. They are experts in the realm of wound care and can even have extensive surgical training. Even one in ten cases of rheumatoid arthritis will show first in the feet, and most other cases will effect them at some point. Gout, a systemic disease that is related to metabolic and dietary issues first attacks the foot in almost all cases.
In general, from plantar fasciitis to arthritic toes, from foot pain to back pain, from gout to diabetes, and even from preventative medicine to surgical intervention, podiatrists are well rounded doctors that can help with so many important aspects of our health. Take a minute to learn more about the services that we provide by checking out our website, or setting up an appointment today!
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At Milwaukee Foot and Ankle Specialists, we have the most cutting edge and innovative technology available. By having digital scanning technology for orthotics, digital X-rays, digital diagnostic ultrasound, laser for removal of toenail fungus & more all in office and available in a moments notice allows you to save time and money.
We look forward to helping you!