Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Foot Doctor Houghton, MI
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Houghton, MI 49931 US
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
July 16, 2018
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, continues to answer listener’s questions in Part 2 of Ask The Doctor. Last week started this series and today Dr. Reminga continues along the same lines with some unique and interesting questions and concerns that listener’s have about their feet.

The first question from a listener is… I’m a 54 year old woman and I’ve never had swollen feet in my life but just recently my feet started swelling. I’m a little concerned. Swollen ankle and swollen feet are fairly common and usually not cause for concern particularly if you’ve been standing or walking more than usual. But feet and ankles that stay swollen or are accompanied by other symptoms could signal a more serious health concern. Dr. Reminga discusses possible causes of this listener’s concern such as… ankle sprain, systemic issues, venous insufficiency, infection, blood clots, heart, liver, or kidney disease, and hypothyroid or low thyroid for example. Dr. Reminga even answers a question about nail polish and the harm it can cause to your toenails.

This is just a sampling of the questions Dr. Reminga addresses in part 2 of Ask The Doctor. When listening to today’s program, you may find answers to a question you have about your feet.

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 10, 2018
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In today's program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, begins a 2-Part Series providing answers to questions from listeners about their foot concerns. There are always interesting questions that are asked by the listeners of Dr. Reminga’s weekly radio show.

In Part 1 of the series, Dr. Reminga answers a listener's question about heel pain and identifies the possible causes of this painful condition. He discusses the various types of heel pain such as heel calluses, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and diabetic foot complications.

Another listener asks Dr. Reminga to answer their question about ingrown toenails and the best way to cut toenails correctly. The answer to this question will be helpful to anyone that cuts their own nails. Dr. Reminga cautions diabetics to call his office for this type of treatment due to the possible complications that diabetics can encounter such as cuts and infections.

Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of this “Ask The Doctor” series. Next week, in Part 2, Dr. Reminga answers listener’s questions about the sudden onset of swollen feet, polishing your toenails, and other interesting topics.

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 03, 2018
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Today Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about Summer flip-flops and if they are a good or bad summer footwear choice. Statistically, the Summer Season is when foot problems and foot injuries reach their peak. There are many reason for this and today Dr. Reminga’s going to to talk about this statistic when it comes to your footwear choice.

It’s reasonable to think that people have more foot problems in the summer for the simple reason that our feet are exposed more. Summer is the season where our feet feel liberated! We free them from shoes, boots and socks. We also enjoy the freedom of fresh air and warm temperatures. Along with that comes lighter footwear and in some instances...no footwear at all. Going barefoot is all too common in the Summertime and when wearing sandals, flip-flops are one of the worst offenders. The minimal support and protection that flip- flops offer contributes to Summer’s most common foot and ankle injuries. These foot and ankle problems include overuse injuries, tendonitis, hammer toes, bunions, and stress fractures for example. In addition, because you carry your foot differently in flip-flops, than you do in more supportive shoes, a person can literally change the entire way they walk which can trigger pain and problems in other areas of the body, such as… the ankles, knees, hips, back, and all the way up to the neck and head.

If you love wearing Summer Flip Flops and also suffer from foot or ankle pain and discomfort or you just like this Summer fashion footwear choice you will want to listen to Dr. Reminga explains why Summer Flip Flops may be killing your feet.

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
June 26, 2018
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, discusses children and how the active summer season affects their feet. The level of outdoor activity increases for children in the Summer Season. Along with that comes the risk of injury to the feet and ankles. It turns out that foot and ankle injuries are quite common in children and adolescents and even more-so in kids who are very active and participate in organized sports.

With all the activities outdoors… it’s important for parents to keep their children’s feet protected. When children play outside, make sure they are wearing shoes. It’s awfully tempting for kids to run outside barefoot in the summer however, puncture wounds are more common in the summer months for this reason. The risk of infection from those wounds can be a concern as well.

Children can have what’s called overuse syndrome in their feet and ankles during the summer, especially if they are involved in sports. Dr. Reminga defines overuse syndrome and talks about this condition during this program. If you have active children and want to know more about how to protect their feet during the Summer or anytime of year, listen to this interesting and informative show about Foot & Ankle Injuries In Kids.

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
June 19, 2018
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In today's program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks us about the pros and cons of Barefoot Running. There are those that believe barefoot running is a possible alternative or training adjunct to running with shoes. Needless to say, there are abundant opinions, studies, and analysis about the possible health benefits of barefoot running. However, the jury is still out in regards to running without shoes. Research has not yet adequately shed light on the immediate and long-term effects of this approach to running.

Barefoot running has been touted with improving strength and balance, while promoting a more natural running style. However, there are risks to barefoot running including a lack of protection, which may lead to injuries with increased stress on the lower extremities.

Suddenly running barefoot can be quite a shock to the foot and require a slow adaptation phase. But that isn't the only concern about shoe-less running. Barefoot Running may increase Achilles tendonitis and calf strain and can also increase plantar pain. The bottom of the feet, or the plantar surface, for most people is soft and tender. Going without a stiff-soled shoe may initially cause plantar pain, or in those susceptible, increase the risk of plantar fasciitis.

Listen to today’s program to where Dr. Reminga takes a look at the pros and cons of this practice and also weigh-in with his view barefoot running.

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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