Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Foot Doctor Houghton, MI
801 Memorial Rd.
Houghton, MI 49931 US
906-482-9950
 

Archive:

Tags

Categories:

Read Our Blog


"If the Shoe Fits"
Dr. Reminga on the TV6 News

 

Doctor's Links:

Connect on Google+

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
July 30, 2019
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about a foot condition called Cuboid Syndrome. Cuboid Syndrome is an unusual condition and one that can often be misdiagnosed. The cuboid bone is one of the 26 bones in the foot and it’s an important one. This bone is located on the outer side of the foot, about halfway between the pinky toe and the heel bone and is one of the more common bones that can fracture when subjected to trauma. It’s a cube-shaped bone as its name describes. Along with other small bones, it connects the foot to the ankle. The cuboid bone helps to keep the foot stable and it helps to transmit force between the foot and ankle. Due to it’s cube-shape, this bone provides a great deal of stability to the entire foot. Many other bones, ligaments, and tendons rely of the cuboid bone for support.

Because it has SUCH an important job, when the cuboid bone is fractured, it significantly affects the mobility of the foot and ankle. Different from a Cuboid Fracture… Cuboid SYNDROME is a condition caused by an injury to the joint and ligaments surrounding the cuboid bone. In this case, pain is experienced on the outside of the foot on the side of the little toe. And, a person often feels pain around the middle of the foot, or at the base of the fourth and fifth toes. It’s often hard to tell exactly where this pain is coming from, which makes Cuboid Syndrome challenging to diagnose, as I mentioned earlier. It can be misdiagnosed as a stress fracture, tendonitis, or even arthritis. There’s also something called an “accessory bone”. Not everyone has this bone, but it can also give pain in the same area of the foot under certain circumstances. So you can see how important it is to have the proper diagnosis so that the treatment for this condition is effective.

Just about anyone can be victim to Cuboid Syndrome from high-stress athletes to someone taking a bad stumble and twisting an ankle. No one is exempt from this condition however, the likelihood is greater during overuse or injury. The most common injury that causes cuboid syndrome is what’s called an “inversion sprain” of the ankle. This is when the foot and heel are forces inwards while the ankle is forced outwards. This inwards twisting damages the soft tissue which supports the cuboid bone causing it to partially dislocate. In this case, pain usually comes on suddenly.

Listen to find out more about this interesting subject. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

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
July 23, 2019
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about yoga and how it relates to your feet. Did you know there are numerous health benefits if you practice yoga? In addition, people find that yoga helps to relieve tension, makes them feel more flexible, stronger physically and mentally, it’s a destresser, relieves tension and yoga makes most people feel happier overall. You might say, all that in an exercise? That’s right. Yoga is increasing in popularity not only in the US but around the world. 36 million Americans practice yoga according to recent statistics...which is about 1 in 3 people. Flexibility and stress relief are the most popular reasons for starting yoga. It seems once they get started, people can’t live without their yoga! It’s become a mainstream exercise for a lot of people and it’s continues to gain interest.

There are many benefits to the feet and ankles with yoga. Some of these benefits include feet that are more agile and flexible, feet that are stronger, which can help prevent injuries. In addition, yoga helps to stabilize and improve balance. Many yoga poses focus on balance as the feet are worked in different ways such as rolling, flexing, pointing, standing on the balls of the feet and balancing on one foot. All of these movements improve blood flow and flexibility. Dr. Reminga says, “As a foot and ankle specialist I see this as a great benefit to a person’s overall foot health. However, a person’s foot biomechanics can also cause foot pain when doing yoga as balance and foot function go hand in hand. Pinched nerves, aching feet, toe cramping and sometimes foot injuries during yoga can cause discomfort. For example, foot cramps are quite common in yoga. These are extremely painful and are known to strike during poses where the foot it tucked under and the top of the foot rests on the floor, while toes are pointed, or when heels are up and the body’s weight is on the toes.”

Listen to find out more about this interesting subject. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

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
July 16, 2019
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, sets the record straight about Bunions and is going to debunk some common misconceptions. Dr. Reminga says, “Bunions are a very common foot condition and one that I often see in my office. In fact, in the US there are more than 3 million cases of bunions treated each year. And, I would venture to say that most people either have a bunion or know someone that does.”

How do you know if you have a bunion? To determine if you have a bunion, look for an angular, bony bump at the base of the big toe on the side of your foot. This bony bump forms when your big toe pushes against your second toe which then forces the big toe joint to enlarge and stick out. There is also a condition called a bunionette or Tailor's bunion that differs from a Bunion in terms of location. A tailor's bunion is found on the outside of the foot at the base of the little toe. No matter the location, bunions can be bothersome. The skin over the bunion can easily become red and sore forming hardened skin or a callus over the bump. Swelling, redness, discomfort, and intense pain can result around the big toe joint which can eventually lead to arthritis in that joint.

Here are some of the Common Bunion Myths that Dr. Reminga will debunk are...

  1. ONLY WOMEN GET BUNIONS
  2. IMPROPER FOOTWEAR CAUSES BUNIONS
  3. ALL BUNIONS REQUIRE SURGERY
  4. BUNIONS ALWAYS COME BACK

If you are at all concerned about your bunion, a call to Dr. Reminga’s office at Northern Foot Care Center, is the best course of action. Listen to find out more about this interesting subject. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

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
July 09, 2019
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center talks about staying hydrated to help your feet. This is an important subject but one that doesn’t always get the attention it should. There’s only one drink that keeps your cells functioning properly, keeps skin looking youthful, and detoxifies our bodies. Sounds too good to be true but that magic elixir is WATER. Yet in spite of all these benefits, recent research shows that almost 80% of Americans aren’t drinking enough water. And this statistic may surprise you… 1 in 4 people are suffering from CHRONIC DEHYDRATION. Think about this, the human body is made up of more than 60% water. This percentage is even greater in infants and children. It’s very important that we replenish and hydrate our bodies frequently each day.

It’s crucial for the human body to stay hydrated. Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in and your body doesn’t have enough water, and other fluids, to carry out its normal functions. Water is involved in every bodily function. Basically, if you don’t replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can have a negative impact on your daily life as you can become less productive, have less energy, and feel less alert.

There are numerous causes of foot pain, but one you may not think about is quite simple… you’re not drinking enough water. When you body is dehydrated, it reacts in the form of pain. At times, severe dehydration can mistakenly related to other health issues and disease. While drinking a lot of water isn’t going to prevent an ankle sprain, it certainly plays a role in your overall health. Drinking water and being adequately hydrated can help to prevent a number of foot problems such as gout, leg cramps, foot cramps, muscle cramps, joint pain, poor circulation and diabetic foot pain, numbness and swelling for example. Listen to find out more about this interesting subject... How Water Affects Your Feet. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

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
July 02, 2019
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about foot perspiration or... I'll just say it outright... sweaty feet. I think we can all relate to this on some level during the summer. Summer is a time when our feet naturally perspire more or sweat due to warm temperatures. However, sweaty feet can be a real concern for those who perspire excessively. Let me start by asking a few questions...

Do your feet feel soggy and damp all the time?

Does your sweat ruin your shoes?

Are you afraid to wear sandals for fear your feet will slip out of them?

Do you leave damp footprints when you walk barefoot?

Are your feet freezing cold in the winter because they are sweating?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you may have excessively sweaty feet or plantar hyperhidrosis. Many people attach a stigma to sweaty feet and assume there isn't anything that can be done about it. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that affects different areas of the body such as underarms, hands and feet. Fears such as removing shoes in public, a feeling of isolation, and an inferiority complex are common complaints of people with Hyperhidrosis. Even wearing a pair of flip flops can become impossible. Although there is a perceived stigma associated with Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, only 3% of the world population suffers from the condition according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society. So, the percentage is relatively small however, a larger number of people experience the effects of hyperhidrosis to one extreme or another. Hyperhidrosis can turn into a foot health issue because feet can become more prone to infections due to excessive sweating.

If you are at all concerned about foot perspiration, a call to Dr. Reminga’s office at Northern Foot Care Center, is the best course of action. Listen to find out more about this interesting subject. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

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.





This website includes materials that are protected by copyright, or other proprietary rights. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use, as defined in the copyright laws, requires the written permission of the copyright owners.