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
February 21, 2018
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about Raynaud’s disorder which cause some areas of the body, such as fingers and toes, to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress. With Raynaud’s, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin can narrow which then limits blood circulation to affected areas such as the hands and feet. Dr. Reminga talks about primary and secondary Raynaud’s as well as who gets Raynaud’s and what to do about it if you have this condition. It’s considered a rare disease. Many people experience numbness in their fingers and toes after exposure to extremely cold temperatures, however, for those who live with Raynaud’s, cold conditions or extreme stress, such as anxiety, can trigger an attack.

Raynaud’s is triggered by episodic attacks, or Vasospastic Attacks, that cause blood vessels to constrict in the fingers and toes. During these attacks, the arteries become very narrow or a brief period causing little or no blood to reach the affected areas. Raynaud’s can be linked to other conditions, such as… rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma or lupus, multiple sclerosis, or other connective tissue diseases. It can also occur on its own without a link to another condition.

Listen to today’s program to learn more about Raynaud’s. You will be sure to learn something new about this interesting topic.

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
February 13, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about the differences and similarities between men’s and women’s feet. Does gender matter when it comes to our feet? It may surprise you to know that women’s feet are not just smaller versions of men’s feet. There are unique differences between the two foot structures. Dr. Reming describes the differences and knowing how men’s and women’s feet are different could be helpful. Interestingly, a U. S. Army study that examined the lower leg and foot points out that there are biologic differences between the sexes when looking at foot structure. The study found significant differences in arch shape, the big toe, arch length, and toe bones. These are just a few of the differences that the study revealed.

Dr. Reminga goes into further detail about the interesting differences between men’s and women’s feet and also relates these differences to shoe selection. Dr. Reminga states, “A large percentage of women wear shoes that are too small for their feet”. Why is this a common occurrence? Dr. Reminga answers this question along with other revealing information such as foot odor. The answer to this topic, that is linked to scientific data, may surprise you. Listen to another interesting program as Dr. Reminga explains the differences between men’s and women’s feet… The Battle of The Sexes.

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
February 06, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center in Houghton, talks about the most common foot problems that people experience. You may have heard about top ten lists for many things including…. Top 10 Automobiles for 2018, Top 10 Bizarre Hairstyles, and Top 10 List For Top 10 Lists! Well, you get the idea. These lists are of little consequence, however, Dr. Reminga talk about a Top 10 List that DOES have significance due to the fact that over 80% of Americans will experience a foot problem at some point in their lifetime. Dr. Reminga’s Top 10 List will be of particular interest if you or someone you know has a foot problem or may develop foot pain at some point in the future.

Dr. Reminga’s Top 10 List Of Foot Problems

  1. Bunions
  2. Plantar Fasciitis
  3. Heel Spurs
  4. Osteoarthritis
  5. Achilles Tendonitis
  6. Hammer Toes
  7. Morton’s Neuroma
  8. Shin Splints
  9. Plantar Warts
  10. Ingrown Toenails

Dr. Reminga talks about each foot problem on the list. For example, did you know that Morton’s Neuroma occurs 10 times more in females than in male? And, Osteoarthritis is most often seen in people over 60 years old? Listen today’s program, you will find it interesting and you may even find yourself on Dr. Reminga’s Top 10 List.

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
January 30, 2018
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In Today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about what you can do to soothe and pamper our feet. The feet are often neglected and the last thing on the list to tend to. They’re put through the paces each day and at some point the feet need some attention and TLC. Dr. Reminga even has a homemade foot scrub treatment to share. Taking care of your feet has many benefits. Tired, achy feet are all too common after a long day of placing demands on them. It’s important to tend to your feet on a daily basis. There’s a cosmetic benefit and a therapeutic benefit to taking care of our feet. You will also be able to detect any foot problems that may arise because you are looking at your feet more often. This will help you to determine what’s normal and what may be problematic. As long as you don’t have poor circulation, any open wounds, or other obvious problems, a foot care protocol can make you and your feet feel their best.

Since I’m sure you’re curious, here is Dr. Reminga’s foot scrub treatment. Again, if you have any skin conditions, open sores, or wounds... this foot scrub isn’t advised. So, you’ll need...

  1. 2 cups of coarse Epsom Salt
  2. ½ cup of warmed coconut oil so it liquefies
  3. 10-15 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

Mix them all together and seal in a glass jar. This will last for 6 months, always test a small spot on your skin first, and scrub with it once a week in a foot bath, not in the shower to prevent slipping. The peppermint and coconut oil both have antiseptic and antibacterial properties as well as a refreshing, soothing effect. Sounds good, right? Listen to today’s program to find out more tips from Dr. Reminga about how to Soothe Your Soles.

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
January 23, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga talks about a cold weather condition called Chilblains. When the weather begins to turn cold and winter settles in many people experience Chilblains. Do you have itchy feet, burning, and painful blisters that only occur in the cold weather months? If so, you may have Chilblains. This is a fairly common condition that I see in my office as temperatures start to drop. It presents initially as red, inflamed, painful patches of skin on the toes, fingers, ears, or nose. Chilblains is often confused with but different from frostbite. Medically it is referred to as Chilblains or Pernio. It often affects those who are out in cold weather for long periods of time as well as the elderly and those with diabetes... as this condition typically occurs in people with poor circulation. The origin of the word Chilblain is from Old English. “Chil” refers to a lower temperature and “Blain” is the name of a superficial area of redness and swelling.

It can be confusing and is often misdiagnosed. Chilblains is an abnormal skin reaction to cold. The difference between Frostbite or Frostnip and Chilblains is the absence or presence of moisture. Both occur with cold temperatures however, Chilblains occurs with chronic cold temperatures and in the presence of moisture such as damp, moist, wet conditions. It’s important to be aware of the risks involved with Chilblains and take extra precautions in cold weather. Diabetic patients need to be extra cautious when it comes to this cold weather condition. Listen to today's program and to learn about the chilling facts about Chilblains.

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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