Advanced Foot and Ankle Center

Dr. Jeff Chism, DPM 

 Merrill (715) 536-7444 

Rhinelander (715) 369-3691 

Wausau (715) 842-0800 

Tomahawk (715) 453-9661

  • General Information

    Surgery on the foot, ankle, or lower leg is usually performed by podiatric surgeons and orthopedic surgeons specializing in the foot and ankle. Foot and ankle surgeries address a wide variety of foot problems, including: Sprains and fractures. Arthritis and joint disease. Benign and malignant tumors. Birth

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  • Hallux Rigidis (rigid big toe)

    An unmovable big toe, known as Hallux Rigidus, is the most common form of arthritis in your foot. Hallux Rigidus occurs as a result of wear-and-tear injuries, which wear down the articular cartilage, causing raw bone ends to rub together. A bone spur, or overgrowth, may develop on the top of the bone.

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  • Freiberg's Disease

    Freiberg's Disease usually begins as a pain in the ball of a child's foot. Its onset is often linked to an injury to the growth plate of one of the long bones behind the toes, called metatarsals. The loss of blood flow to the growth plate causes pain. Freiberg's Disease is most frequently seen in adolescents

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  • Fungus

    Many people don't realize they have a fungal nail problem and, therefore, don't seek treatment. Yet, fungal toenail infections are a common foot health problem and can persist for years without ever causing pain. The disease, characterized by a change in a toenail's color, is often considered nothing

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  • General Information

    Your feet are one of the most overlooked body parts when it comes to exercise, yet they can tell you so much about your overall health. As you exercise, pay attention to what your feet are telling you. Make sure to consult your physician before beginning any fitness program. This includes a complete

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  • Hallux Limitus (stiff big toe joint)

    Hallux Limitus is a condition that results in stiffness of the big toe joint.  It is normally caused by an abnormal alignment of the long bone behind the big toe joint, called the first metatarsal bone. Left untreated, Hallux Limitus can cause other joint problems, calluses, and/or diabetic foot ulcers.

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  • Fractures

    Nearly one-fourth of all the bones in your body are in your feet. A broken (fractured) bone in your forefoot or in one of your toes is often painful, but rarely disabling. Most of the time, these injuries heal without operative treatment. There are two types of foot fractures: stress fractures and general

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  • Fungal Nails

    Fungal nails refers to any number of fungal nail infections that can occur on the foot. Since fungal nails are usually more resistant and more difficult to treat than Athlete's Foot, topical or oral antifungal medications may be prescribed. Note: Please consult a physician before taking any medications.

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Merrill   (715) 536-7444 

Rhinelander (715) 369-3691 

Wausau  (715) 842-0800 

  Tomahawk  (715) 453-9661