Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Foot Doctor Houghton, MI
801 Memorial Rd.
Houghton, MI 49931 US
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
April 18, 2018
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In today’s show, Dr. Daniel Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about heel spurs. Bone is a living tissue that can change and grow over time. Bone spurs... are bony projections that develop along the edge of bones. They often form where bones meet each other at your joints and are often referred to as osteophytes. You may be wondering… What on earth causes bone spurs to form?

A bone spur starts to form when the body tries to repair itself by building extra bone. The extra bone typically starts to form in response to pressure, rubbing, or stress that is persistent over a long period of time. This is the bodies normal response to repair itself. In addition, some bone spurs develop over time as part of the aging process. The slippery cartilage tissue that normally covers the ends of the bones, within the joints, breaks down and wears away. When it comes to the feet, bone spurs form in response to repetitive activities such as running, power walking, and other "over-use" activities that put stress on the feet. Carrying extra weight or wearing shoes that fit poorly can also encourage the development of bone spurs. Interestingly, there aren't any typical or obvious symptoms associated with bone spurs in the feet. That's why they can be misdiagnosed. Diagnosing this disorder can be difficult if not looked at carefully.

Listen to Dr. Reminga’s interesting and informative discussion about the bothersome and painful foot condition. If you have a bone spur, today’s show may “spur” you on to make a appointment with Dr. Reminga at Northern Foot Care Center.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
April 10, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr Daniel Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, reminds us that April is Foot Health Awareness Month. Did you know that you’ll need your feet to carry you an average of 115,000 miles in your lifetime? Avoiding foot problems should be a priority. In a recent study, over 75% of Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their lives. That's an impressive statistic. Foot pain can have a profound impact on our quality of life. The study also reveals that half of all adults say that foot pain has restricted their activities like... walking, exercising, working, or playing with their grandchildren. For those with chronic foot pain, that number jumps from 50% to to 83%. People in the study also say they would exercise more and participate in more activities if it weren’t for their foot pain.

Here are a few foot health tips from Dr. Reminga…

  • Inspect your feet regularly
  • Pay attention to changes in color and temperature of your feet
  • Look for thick or discolored nails
  • Check for cracks or cuts in the skin
  • Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet could indicate athletes foot
  • Any growth on the foot is not considered normal
  • Wash your feet regularly, between the toes, and dry them completely
  • Trim toenails straight across
  • Persons with diabetes, poor circulation or heart problems should not treat their own feet... they are more prone to infection
  • Make sure that your shoes fit properly
  • Replace worn out shoes
  • Wear the right shoe for the activity that you are engaged in
  • Alternate shoes—don't wear the same pair of shoes every day
  • Avoid walking barefooted—to prevent injury and infection
  • Use sunblock on feet when exposed
  • Beware of home remedies for feet, this can turn a minor problem into a major one
  • It's vital that Diabetics get their feet checked annually

And...

  • Don't ignore foot pain, it's not normal

Listen to today’s show and find out how proper detection, intervention, and care, can lessen or prevent most foot and ankle problems.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
March 27, 2018
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In Today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about foot strength and an exercise program for your feet. The fact is, your feet need training and conditioning just like the rest of your body to perform optimally. Sounds logical right? Have you ever thought about your feet in terms of keeping them fit with exercise? If your answer is… NO, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. The fact is that the muscles in the feet make up 25% of the bodies total muscles and those muscles need to be strong and toned. 25% of the body’s muscles is a big percentage considering the feet are relatively small, well… compared to the rest of the body anyway. It’s an impressive number when you think about it.

Our feet can take a beating from day to day and more-so when exercising, staying active, and participating in sports. The feet are like any other body structure. Dysfunction in the feet can lead to serious issues elsewhere such as... knee pain and lower back aches and pains. If your feet are ignored, when it come to fitness, it’s just like eliminating any other major category of exercises from your workout routine. Think about it this way… foot strength directly influences proper foot mechanics, gait (or walking) patterns, ankle stabilization, and whole-body balance.

After only a few weeks of strengthening your foot muscles you will notice improved movement in whatever exercise or activity you participate in. How do we begin to strengthen our foot muscles? Dr. Reminga lays out an exercise program that will help strengthen this often overlooked part of an exercise program. Listen to today’s program to learn more about these exercises and how they can help to stabilize and improve whole-body balance.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
March 20, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about a foot condition that is referred to as flat feet, fallen arches, or over-pronation. Over-pronation is a common problem for many people. Most people are unaware that they have this condition. Chance are that you are no different.

What happens when someone has overpronation? You have overpronation or flat feet when the arches on the inside of your feet are flattened, causing the entire soles of your feet to touch the floor when you stand up. This common condition is one that Dr. Reminga sees and treat in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. Flat feet, or overpronation, can occur when the arches in the feet don’t develop during childhood. In other cases, flat feet develop after an injury or simply from the wear-and-tear stresses of aging. Many people have no symptoms associated with overpronation… while others will experience foot pain, particularly in the heel or arch area. Pain may worsen with activity or when engaging in sports. Swelling along the inside of the ankle can also occur. When the foot arch collapses against the ground, the shinbone and thigh bone twist inwards. This places stress on the ankles, knees, hips, and lower back. The misalignment can work it’s way up towards the lower back, shoulders and head.

Dr. Reminga also answers this question…
Can overpronation cause other foot problems to develop?
Dr. Reminga’s response is, “Oh yes, flat feet can cause pain, discomfort, and other foot problems such as… bunions, hammertoes, big toe joint issues, plantar fasciitis, pain in the ball of the foot, and nerve pain such as Morton’s neuroma and tarsal tunnels syndrome for example. Inflammation is also an issue because ligaments are under pressure as a result of the bones being out of line in your foot.”

Listen to today’s program to learn more about... The Flat-Out Truth About Overpronation.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
March 13, 2018
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga talks about the common conditions that he treats on the feet and hands. He often has people ask if he treats hands as well as feet so… today he wants to clarify this and talk about the hand conditions that he sees and treats most often in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. The facts are that hands and feet have a lot in common… you could describe them as distant relatives. More than half of the bones in your body are found in the your hands and feet. There are 27 bones in each hand and 26 in each foot and... the way they are arranged are remarkably similar. For example, your big toes and thumbs contain 2 bones each and your toes and other fingers contain 3 bones each. The bones in your fingers and toes are called phalanges. Similarly, the palms of your hands are made up of 5 bones and the soles of your feet consist of 5 bones arranged in the same way as the palms of your hands. Each foot has 5 digits and 5 nails as does each hand. The skin that covers the bones, ligaments, and muscles is similar as well. So… it’s no wonder the hands and feet have likenesses when it comes to conditions and treatments.

Dr. Reminga talks about the specific conditions such as ingrown toenails and ingrown fingernails for example. Other conditions that are common to both the hands and feet are fungal nails, plantar and palmer warts, and skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis. Listen to this insightful program about what the feet and hands have in common and how Dr. Reminga treats these conditions.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.





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