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Dr. Stephen Arbes

Podiatry
Green Bay, WI
45 years experience male

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Practicing Foot & Ankle surgery for longer than I wish to divulge. I love my work. Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery, ABPS Former Chairperson, Podiatric Medical Examining Board, State of Wisconsin Adjunct Professor Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Also avid golfer and racquetball player. Interested in Wine and gourmet food.

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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

96 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Lotions and ointment: Dry skin may or may not respond to simples lotions and or ointments. Lotions are water base products whereas ointments are oil base. Depending on wh... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Chronic or acute.: Pain in two joints, on the same side, may be due to overuse or bio mechanical problems. If this is acute and you can account for it ( increase in exer... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Tight: Tight shoes do not cause bunions, but they do make them hurt more.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Snap crackle pop: This is usually a tendon sliding over a boney prominence. Most of these "snap, crackles and pops" are of no medical importance as long as they do not ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
It's all connected: The knee cap function is affected by the foot and ankle position. Since you seem to have symptoms directly related to your activity level, i would sug... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Emergency: If this is of sudden onset you may be having an allergic reaction. My best advice is to seek urgent care. Good luck.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Long time: Treatment of avn of the talar dome can be very challenging both for you and your doctor. Reconstitution (new bone formation) under the talar dome can ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
No problem: Very little of the verapamil enters your blood stream. I personally have not had much success treating painful plantar fibromas this way. Good luck... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Rapture...: A complete rupture of the achilles is a serious injury and one that would force you to seek emergency care. There are less serious, although still pa... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Depends: Treatment depends on whether you have a complete rupture, wher the rupture is along the tendon, how large the gap is and what physical activities you ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Not just hands?: I assume since you mention insoles that it is not just your hands that are dry and "wrinkled" there are systemic as well as inherited conditions that... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Hard to say: Difficult to answer your question without more specific information about your condition. I would suggest having the surgeon reevaluate your ankle.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Many possibilities: Pain in a large region like the front of a thigh, can be many things. First, one needs to ascertain what " kind" of pain it is: nerve pain, muscular, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Ankle sprains: Ankle sprains are not all equal. If you have swelling, bruising and cannot bear weight on your foot then i would suggest an examination. If you can be... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Petechia : Very small red "dots" on you feet and or legs may be petechia which are very small "blood spots" under your skin. Theses have many many possible caus... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Most likely....: Dermatitis in these areas is most likely an allergic reaction, systemic. Perhaps a food. Early eczema or even psoriasis could also be the culprit. Pl... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Sorry, no.: Getting shin splints is usually a pathomechanical pathology ( things aren't working correctly). Strength is only one factor in allowing for normal me... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Bunionectomy: The only way to actually "eliminate" a bunion deformity is to have it surgically corrected. A podiatric surgeon or orthopedic foot & ankle surgeon ca... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Loosen the bandage: Because you are requesting info ill assume this isn't a run of the mill bug bite. First, if you happen to have killed the bug that bit you, keep it. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Depends: It depends: normally we suggest against any exercise that causes pain while performing it. If you have an ankle injury, try doing non weight bearing, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Not random: There is always a reason for swelling. It seems random to you most likely because you have not discovered what is responsible yet. The usual suspects... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Takes time: You most likely had surgery. These types of fractures do take time to heal completely. Also things like weight, activity level, general health, etc..... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Shoe bite: Shoe bite is a lay term describing pain caused by ill fitting shoes. Blister, inflammation, etc...Any pain that can be blamed on the shoe. Easily tre... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
MRIs not perfect: You may wish a re-evaluation. Although most occult fractures, ligament injuries and osteochondral injuries usually show up on mri, tendon injuries can... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Have a pool?: Swimming is a great exercise for patients with achilles pain, just watch the kicking. Also elliptical trainers are easy on the achilles if you keep yo... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Other treatments.: Foot pain secondary to back problems is common. The medication you are on would not be the first treatment of choice, so I'm assuming you have had oth... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Achilles: Hard to say exactly what may be causing this with the info given. This is the area where the achilles' tendon attaches. There are several conditions t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Left foot?: I'll assume you're describing your left foot. Pain in the area is common after a sprain. If you have a history of an injury and you have pain, swellin... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Mixed opinions: Short acting cortisone given post op into the surgical site has a very long history of use and success although recent studies may argue against their... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
The sole is a large : The sole is a large area and many underlying conditions can manifest in pan there. It's really not possible to give you a definitive answer. If you ha... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Try this: Arch pain, especially after walking, is very common and many times responds to simple arch supports. There are, of course, many other possibilities an... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Give it some time: If you are otherwise healthy and have no history of unusual sensitivity to insect bites, I would recommend giving it some time. Topical Anti itch medi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Brown patches: Hi Kyle It would help to know your history ( age, medical conditions, duration of symptoms etc...) so this will be a rather generic answer. Brown patc... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Heel pain: Hi Lindsey; There are many many things that could cause heel pain, however some are more common than others. Since we have very little to go by all I ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Porokeratoma: Hello Tiffani: This is most likely a small Porokeratoma discreta (painful "hole" filled with callous tissue), a small wart or perhaps even an old sca... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Any changes?: Hi Brandon: Skin pigmentation, or spots, are not uncommon and most are of no medical concern. With that being said, if the "spot" has changed at all (... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
You're not alone: Plantar fasciitis with or without a spur is the #1 problem seen by foot specialists. The reason it's difficult to treat is because there are various u... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Have it checked: Lowe leg tenderness and swelling, particularly when these symptoms are in one leg only, suggests phlebitis or even venous thrombosis. It would be wise... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
I: I submerge; move forward my breath; it blooms again.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Home remedies ?: Gouty arthritis is best treated by your doctor. If you are asking for home remedies for an acute attack, i would recommend against it. Home remedies ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Sould not be ignored: Stasis dermatitis, or discoloration and swelling in the lower legs due to inadequate venous drainage, can lead to problems in the future. The propensi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Depends: It sounds as though you had quite the accident. Fractured ribs are painful enough, the fracture/dislocation of an ankle can have long rehabilitation ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Pernio: Chilblains or pernio is a cold injury. Treatment, unless you develope open sores, is usually supportive. Keep away from extreme temperatures, decrease... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Hmmmmmmm: Cosmetic ankle surgery is uncommon. If you are seriously considering this.....First, you would need an MRI to ascertain what structures might be causi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Ankle pain?: I cannot really tell by your question what area is of concern other than the ankle area. If u feel you need a bit of support, correctly applied kinesi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Yes: Although "sprained" ankles are usually caused by twisting or inverting the foot, it is possible to force the foot directly upward or downward and resu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Depends.: A simple sprain, one that has not resulted in significant ligament damage, usually takes 7-14 days to feel good. Of course how good it feels at work d... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Pain?: Popping or snapping around the ankle is usually caused by a tendon sliding over a bony prominence . These normally are of no concern unless they are p... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
3 days: Any pain that you have had for that long, 3 days, without improving should be evaluated. Please make an appointment with your primary care physician a... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
Podiatry 45 years experience
Shin splints: Shin splints can occur in this area. If you were to draw a line from you tibial tuberosity to the proximal head of the fibula, just below the halfway... Read More

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May 28, 2013
Very timely and accurate responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Arbes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arbes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That's good to hear, I was so afraid I might have something more serious. Pain consistent with ss but everything said distal portion
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks sir I am walking with ptb brace with minimal pain. After 5 month of depression I have left it for god.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks, have same exact problems. Am seeing a new PCP in 2 weeks. This will be helpful at my appointment.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

foot and ankle surgery

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Green Bay Region, WI - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Green Bay Region, WI - Summer
2013
Top Podiatrist, First Place, Wisconsin - Summer
2013
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