Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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Houghton, MI 49931 US




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Posts for: March, 2014

By Daniel Reminga
March 16, 2014
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If you have diabetic nerve pain, also known as neuropathy, you are one of many that would like to KISS the pain Bye, Bye… for good! Nerve Pain is a serious condition that affects the feet and can limit mobility and cause great discomfort.

The Good News…

At the end of this blog, you will learn about a Breakthrough Treatment only available by Dr. Daniel Reminga, a board certified foot and ankle specialist, at Northern Foot Care Center, in Houghton. Dr. Reminga has been in practice for over 28 years, as a foot and ankle specialist, he has diagnosed and treated many neuropathy patients with positive results.

“The most common type is referred to as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy affects the furthest reaches of the body such as the hands and feet.” Dr. Reminga asks, “When in bed, does the light touch of the bed sheets make your feet burn or tingle? If you are a diabetic and you do experience this sensation, you likely have diabetic nerve damage. It is extremely important for diabetic patients to avoid the progression of this condition. If left untreated, neuropathy can lead to serious health problems. One way to do this is to keep blood sugar levels under control. By doing this, a patient can reduce developing neuropathy by as much as 60%.”

What are the symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy?

Dr. Reminga tells us, “Nerve pain often affects the feet first. The longest nerves in the body are located in the feet where neuropathy often begins. The symptoms begin with mild numbness and can develop into shooting pain or a tingling sensation which is often worse at night. The pain can have an electric, shooting type of sensation. The conditions can be very uncomfortable and painful for patients”.

Other indications are:

  • Prickling and tingling that starts in the toes and ball of the foot and then spreads upward.
  • Burning
  • Numbness or loss of sensation to cold, heat, or pain
  • Lack of balance or coordination
  • Difficulty walking
  • Weak muscles
  • Extreme sensitivity to a light touch
  • Foot issues: pain, ulcers, and infections

Dr. Reminga says.

“Once you loose sensation in your feet, due to peripheral neuropathy, diabetics may not be able to tell when cuts and blisters occur. This compounds the problems that can result. Diabetics need to check their feet daily looking between and under each toe. They also need to protect their feet from injury by wearing the correct footwear. Improper footwear can also cause rubbing often resulting in blisters and abrasions that if left undetected, can lead to infection. In severe cases, the infection can result in gangrene or amputation.”

What can be done to treat Peripheral Neuropathy?

One of the first lines of defense to prevent diabetic neuropathy is to keep blood sugar levels under control. Also, it is important to see a board certified foot and ankle specialist, like Dr. Reminga, for regular check ups. This can greatly reduce the risk of developing peripheral neuropathy.

In addition…

  • Eat a balanced, healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Do not smoke
  • Limit or avoid alcohol
  • Monitor blood sugar levels regularly

Breakthrough treatment…

At Northern Foot Care Center, in Houghton, Dr. Reminga has introduced a breakthrough treatment that is only available in his office. This treatment does not involve taking any oral prescription medications. As a result, drug to drug interactions are avoided and the many side affects of prescription medications, commonly prescribed for neuropathy, can be eliminated all together in many cases. This treatment for neuropathy is proprietary to Northern Foot Care Center. Dr. Reminga says, “We are excited to bring this treatment for neuropathy to the area, we’ve seen encouraging results when treating the diabetic and non-diabetic neuropathy patient. The treatment is drug-free and painless. What’s exciting is that we can treat the cause of the condition, not just the symptoms, as do the often prescribed drugs on the market today. When treating the cause, instead of chasing the symptoms with prescription drugs, the result is a more positive, effective, and desirable one for the patient.”

Find out more…
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