Specialized Care for Your Unique Needs
It’s a fact of life: women love cute shoes! Though this could be a reason why women tend to have more foot problems than men, it certainly isn’t the only one. Biology also plays a role. Some common foot issues for women are bunions, plantar fasciitis, and hammertoes. Another contributing factor is pregnancy, which can change a woman’s entire body. If you’ve ever been pregnant, you’ll know that to be true!
No matter what your foot or ankle condition may be, we can help you to heal and live pain-free. Don’t wait to see a podiatrist because you think it’s normal for your feet to hurt. Let us get you back to your active lifestyle today with women’s foot care in Wauwatosa, WI.
What Causes Women’s Foot Issues?
Women may experience issues as a result of biology, pregnancy, or poor choices in footwear. While high-heeled shoes are frequently pointed to as the worst shoe choice for women, shoes with little to no arch support such as flip flops, sandals, flat boots, and ballet slippers can be just as harmful. Some specific issues include:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Morton’s neuroma
- Excessive swelling (often associated with pregnancy)
- Stress fractures
How to Diagnose Women’s Foot Issues
Women’s foot issues are usually diagnosed using a comprehensive exam that includes physical palpitation of the affected area and range of motion tests, a thorough patient history, and questions about footwear, pregnancy, or the patient’s participation in activities such as dance classes or marathon running that may impact foot health.
Nonsurgical Treatment for Women’s Foot Issues
Treatment options for women’s foot issues will depend on the symptoms experienced by you and Dr. Milkie’s ultimate diagnosis. Treatment may include:
- Anti-inflammatories & ice to reduce swelling
- Elevating the feet, also done to combat swelling
- Comfortable, supportive footwear
- Orthotic shoe inserts
- Padding or cushions for the toes, arches, or balls of the feet
- Foam splints for hammertoes
- Pumice stone treatments to shave down corns & calluses
- Cortisone injections for nerve pain associated with a neuroma
Contact Us for Expert Women’s Foot Care in Wauwatosa, WI
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (414) 257-0676. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Examination
- Discover Your Options
- Custom Treatment Plan
- BONUS: Receive a Copy of Dr. Milkie’s Book, The Plantar Fasciitis Solution
During your appointment, we will take the time to thoroughly assess your condition and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you live a pain-free life!