Whether walking, running, standing or even sitting, our feet take a beating throughout life. Sports, medical conditions, improper footwear and other factors can cause swelling, blisters, pain, calluses and sprains.
Nurse practitioners collaborate with orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists and specialists in wound care and orthotics/bracing to diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems including:
- Ankle sprains/strains
- Plantar fasciitis/heel pain
- Foot and ankle arthritis
- Fractures that do not require surgery
- Diabetic foot care
- Nail/callus care
- Orthotic/brace evaluation
- Wound care
Diabetic Foot Care
Foot care is important for people with diabetes because related nerve pain and damage can reduce blood flow and feeling in the feet. Infections, slow-healing sores and other complications can result without preventive care.
Our experts help patients protect their feet with resources such as:
- Annual diabetic foot care examinations
- Nail, callus and wound care
- Orthotic, shoe and brace services
- Educational programs
Referrals to Specialized Care
If patients need foot and ankle surgery, intensive wound care or other specialized services, our caregivers make referrals to the appropriate specialists.
Foot Care Supplies
For your convenience, the items below are available at many our Froedtert Pharmacy locations. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of these products, please consult your provider directly or through MyChart.
- Budin splints (single- and double-toe straightener)
- Crest pad (hammertoe cushion)
- Metatarsal and arch pads
- Visco-Gel Toe Spacers
- Visco-Gel corn protector (open end)
- Foot/ankle cast cover (short and over-the-knee)
- Adjustable heel lift
- Visco-Gel toe protector (closed end)
- Foam toe sleeve
Virtual Visits Are Available
Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We'll assess your condition and develop a treatment plan right away. To schedule a virtual visit, call 414-777-7700.