Great foot care is closer than you think

April 23, 2024 

OCONTO FALLS, Wis. — Foot discomfort or pain is common, especially for those with active lifestyles involving both work and play. 

If you’re experiencing limited mobility due to foot or ankle discomfort, arthritis or joint pain, Prevea podiatrists can help.

As a Prevea podiatrist in Oconto County, Dr. Wyatt Wiedenfeld takes pride in helping patients find solutions for foot discomfort and improving their quality of life. Offering care at the Prevea Oconto Falls Medical Services Building and surgery at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, Dr. Wiedenfeld connects with patients to fully understand what conditions are limiting their mobility or causing them pain.

“Listening to my patients and hearing firsthand about their foot discomfort and how it affects them is the first step,” said Dr. Wiedenfeld. “From there, I like to explore non-surgical solutions to help them regain their mobility.”

Through offering his patients care options such as customized shoe inserts (customized orthotics), exercises at home, access to physical therapists and steroid injections, Dr. Wiedenfeld can first explore non-surgical care options with patients who are experiencing foot discomfort. 

“Plantar fasciitis and arthritis are common issues affecting my patients’ mobility. In many cases a steroid injection and inserts can offer a quick solution. A steroid injection can also reduce both pain and inflammation quickly,” said Dr. Wiedenfeld. “Another common condition I manage is diabetic foot complications, like diabetic infections or ulcers. I commonly discuss surgical options with patients that can help ease pressure on ulcers, helping them to heal. This in turn helps prevent reoccurrence of ulcers and possible amputations.”

For those with foot or ankle discomfort that does not improve with non-surgical treatments, Dr. Wiedenfeld is board certified in foot and reconstructive rearfoot surgery which he performs at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. Some of his key surgical services include hammertoe and bunion correction, tendon repair and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. These surgeries are offered for an array of conditions like arthritis, flatfoot deformities and trauma, often utilizing minimally invasive surgery techniques.

“Whether you’ve endured a recent injury, or have been dealing with discomfort for years, I can offer solutions to help,” said Dr. Wiedenfeld. “With some of the latest foot and ankle treatment options available, I aim to get my patients back on their feet as quickly as possible.”

Working in collaboration with HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and Prevea specialists in Green Bay, Dr. Wiedenfeld has access to additional podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, foot care specialists and therapists who can all help to make your mobility their top priority. With their ability to utilize leading-edge technology and the latest techniques, the Prevea podiatry team is dedicated to providing all patients the best possible care, close to home.

To learn more about podiatry care and services provided by Prevea’s foot and ankle specialists, visit

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wiedenfeld at the Prevea Oconto Falls Medical Services Building, call (920) 846-4680 or visit
About Prevea Health  
Prevea Health is a community of passionate and accomplished physicians, caregivers and staff working together to provide exceptional health care. Patients have trusted Prevea with their medical care needs since 1996 when the organization was founded in Green Bay, Wis. Today, Prevea provides primary care and a wide range of specialty medical care in clinic, hospital, and workplace settings across Northeast Wisconsin. It is partnered with Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) which operates hospitals in Wisconsin. For more information about Prevea Health, visit

About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency department; inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services; cancer care; therapy and rehabilitation; wound care; the Almost Home Swing Bed program; and more. It was founded as Oconto Falls City Hospital in 1921 and became HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in 2014 when it joined Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). As an affiliate of HSHS, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital draws on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as it serves the health care needs of the region in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital also has five rural health center locations in affiliation with Prevea Health in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto Falls and Suring; and operates HSHS Pharmacies in Gillett and Oconto Falls, and HSHS Prescription Services (remote dispensing sites) in Lena, Mountain and Pulaski. In 2022, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital was named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the U.S. by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. For more information about St. Clare, please visit:

About Hospital Sisters Health System 
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan healthcare ministry. HSHS provides compassionate, quality healthcare to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable. HSHS operates physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states – Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville, and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit
Great foot care is closer than you think
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