At Waukesha Foot Specialists, we are proud to provide comprehensive, effective, and high-quality treatment options for all kinds of painful foot and ankle conditions.

Below, you can find educational information on some of the most common conditions we see and the services we provide. However, it is only an incomplete list. If your feet or ankles are hurting, we can help—even if you’re not sure what it is or what caused it.

Heel Pain

Heel pain that becomes severe, chronic, or both can dramatically reduce your quality of life and make it difficult to participate in activities you once enjoyed. Fortunately, it can usually be treated successfully with conservative care options.

Common conditions include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Sever’s disease
  • Heel spurs
  • Haglund’s deformity

Arch and Ball of Foot Pain

Pain in this area of the foot tends to develop due to improper footwear or overuse injuries. Like heel pain, these conditions can usually be treated conservatively. However, since many different conditions can display very similar symptoms, you will need an expert diagnosis to get the best treatment options.

Common conditions include:

Skin & Nail Conditions

Skin and nail conditions of the feet are often associated with a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection. Most are not “dangerous” or painful, but can be unsightly, embarrassing, and contagious! Many are resistant to treatment as well, so contact us if you are having trouble getting rid of them on your own.

Common conditions include:

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries of the feet and ankle come in two basic varieties—traumatic injuries like sprains and broken bones, or chronic injuries that result from overuse. If you try to play through the pain you can make the situation worse, but we can help you get back to full strength quickly.

Common conditions include:

    • Ankle sprains
    • Achilles tendinitis
    • Achilles tendon ruptures
    • Shin splints
    • Stress fractures


Dr. Amy Miller-Guhl has a special interest in foot care for children. Although not all pediatric conditions require further treatment—some work themselves out over time—any serious foot problems should be fixed as early as possible so they don’t continue causing problems through adulthood.

Common pediatric conditions include:

Foot Deformities

Whether by birth or through years of wear and tear aggravated by ill-fitting shoes, sometimes the bones and joints in your feet can become misaligned. These deformities may become painful and limit your mobility. Most get progressively worse over time, so early intervention is critical.

Common conditions include:

Diabetes and Circulatory Disease

If you have diabetes, you need to take extra precautions with your feet. The condition weakens circulation and can potentially threaten nerve health, which leads to an increased risk of serious complications. However, with regular self-exams and preventative care, you can usually avoid the worst problems.

Common conditions and treatment options include:

  • Diabetic foot wounds
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Charcot foot
  • Diabetic footwear

Biomechanics and Orthotics

Many painful foot conditions stem at least partially from structural flaws or improper biomechanics with your feet and ankles. When your feet and joints aren’t working efficiently, stress increases not only on the feet themselves, but also muscles and joints throughout the legs, hips, and back.

Common conditions and treatment options include: