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
September 18, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about how active sports can affect children’s feet. Parents know that their children love to be active. As soon as they start taking those first steps they’re ready for action! The fact is, children are made to move. As they grow, a top priority is running races and chasing balls. In time, children shift that energy to playing sports whether it be on a team or for individual recreation. Sports play a significant role in millions of American children’s lives. The world of sports is an exciting place for kids however, it can be a concern for parents. Inherently, sports requires a substantial amount of running, turning, and human contact. This can easily translate into injuries unfortunately. So, if you have a child actively involved in sports, at some point, they may experience a foot or ankle injury.

As children increase their activities and participate in active sports, injuries to the foot and ankle become common. The facts prove this point. Over 3.5 million children, under the age of 14, are injured during sports each year. In addition, a child’s risk of being injured while playing sports is higher than being injured by falls, burns, or poisonings. Listen to Dr. Reminga as he outlines the types of foot and ankle injuries that can result as a child in involved in active sports. It’s a real shame when a child is sidelined from playing sports at school or with friends due to an injury. Dr. Reminga treats children in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. He has information to share with parents that can help prevent sport injuries from occurring.

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
September 11, 2018
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about thyroid dysfunction and the effects it can have on your feet. Dr. Reminga begins with an overview in regards to Thyroid disease and then talks more specifically about its relationship to the feet. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the lower neck. This gland is largely responsible for a wide range of body activities. For instance, the thyroid gland releases hormones and regulates many aspects of your health such as; your breathing, heart rate, central and peripheral nervous systems such as hands and feet, body weight, muscle strength, menstrual cycles, body temperature, cholesterol levels and much more. And, if you’re a woman over 35, your odds of having a thyroid disorder are quite high… more than 30% according to some estimates. Women are also 5-8 times more likely to have a thyroid problem than men and 1 in 8 women will likely develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.

Why are so many affected by thyroid disease? Interestingly and... unfortunately there are a number of theories but no hard answers. The role of the thyroid gland is so wide-ranging and intricate that it continues to surprise and amaze medical researchers. An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and more than half that number... don’t know it. Listen today’s program as Dr. Reminga discusses the relationship of Thyroid Disease and the effects it can have on 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
September 04, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about the National observance of Falls Prevention and what it may mean to you. Falls in older people are a major public health problem, with one in three people, age 65 and older, falling each year. Falls most frequently result in minor injuries such as superficial cuts and abrasions, bruises, and sprains. However, up to 15% of falls result in more serious injury such as head trauma, fractures, dislocations, and lacerations... making falls the leading cause of hospitalization in older people. As you get older, physical changes, health conditions and, sometimes, the medications used to treat those conditions, make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Furthermore, in the US, falls are responsible for two-thirds of deaths from unintentional injury, making falls a larger contributor to mortality in older people… more than motor vehicle accidents.

Why are we more likely to falling as we age? Elderly people often experience a decline in balance and muscle strength in their feet and ankles as they age. This decline, along with visual compromise… increases the risk of falling. Recently, the emergence of significant research has prioritized foot and ankle health when it comes to fall prevention in the elderly. These research studies have reported a relationship between foot problems and an increased risk of falls in the elderly. Dr. Reminga discusses the types of foot and ankle injuries that can result from falling and provides some helpful insight regarding this very important topic. Listen to today’s program if you are elderly or if you know someone who could be at risk of falling.

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
August 28, 2018
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Warts can cause discomfort and frustration for children and adults. Warts on the feet are called "Plantar Warts" or "Plantar Verruca" while warts on the hands are referred to as "Palmer Warts". They're caused by a virus and can appear anywhere on the skin. Children, especially teenagers, tend to be more susceptible to warts than adults and some people seem to be immune to warts altogether. Statics say that 25% of the population has a wart or warts at any given time and 1/3 of children in primary school have them. Although people of any age can develop these annoying skin irritation… kids, particularly those in early adolescence and younger, are especially susceptible.

Warts on the feet can grow deep and have a complex rooting system. When it comes to warts, the earlier the intervention, the better. Waiting and hoping they go away on their own will only make things worse. Dr. Reminga recommends a call to his office at Northern Foot Care Center, at the first sign of anything that appears to look like a wart, corn, or callus. Early intervention for treatment is the best course of action when it comes to warts on either the hands or feet.

Dr. Reminga says, “There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach when treating warts on the hands or feet in my office. As a specialist, I have a customized protocol when it comes to treatment options. They way I approach it is specific to each patient. This type of treatment is very effective in eradicating and eliminating warts.”

If you or someone you know has one wart or many warts, today’s program will be one of interest. Listen to “What’s Up With Warts” and learn how Dr. Reminga can help you get rid of this bothersome skin condition.

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
August 21, 2018
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In today's program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about diabetic wounds on the feet and ankles. Have you heard the saying “Time heals all wounds”? This, however may not be true for diabetic wounds. A diabetic wound or ulceration is an open sore or wound that most often occurs on the bottom of the foot. Of those with diabetes, who develop a wound on the foot, some of those wounds will become non-healing wounds due to infection or a ulcer-related complication. Statistics tell us that 14-24% of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will require amputation.

Foot ulcers are a common complication of poorly controlled diabetes, they form as a result of skin tissue breaking down and exposing the layers underneath. They’re most common under the big toes and the balls of the feet. There are 29 million people in the United States that have diabetes. Anyone who has diabetes can develop a foot ulcer.

Dr. Reminga talks about this diabetic foot condition in depth and goes on to discuss the ramifications of developing a foot ulcer that doesn’t heal. He also provides hope for people that have diabetic foot ulcer that won’t heal. Dr. Reminga has a very specific and effective protocol in treating these ulcers. Listen to today’s program to find out more about this diabetic foot condition.

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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