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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Posts for: June, 2016

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
June 28, 2016
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Today it's time for another quiz. Dr. Reminga will test your knowledge about a variety of fascinating and... funky, foot facts. It's been awhile since our last quiz, so... it's time for another one and this quiz will have an interesting twist. For example, Dr. Reminga talks about foot size... Do you know if the average foot size has increased or decreased since the 1970's? Or... What celebrities have larger than average feet? This one may make you laugh... What part of the body is the MOST ticklish? Also... Why is it a good sign to be ticklish in this particular spot?

We are in the political season now so,... Do you know what politician holds a Guinness World Record for, "The Most Feet and Armpits Sniffed?" I told you this was a FUNKY quiz! Dr. Reminga also asks... what famous performing artist suffered from achilles tendonitis while performing in Shanghai? The answers to all these funky foot quiz questions are in today's show. Now, aren't you curious? Just listen, play along, and see how you answer the quiz questions. You may find some surprising answers and you'll have great conversation at the next party you attend!

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 21, 2016
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Injuries to the foot and ankle are among the most frequently occurring musculoskeletal injuries. The feet and ankles have a complex musculoskeletal structure, one that can be prone to injuries due to their complexity and the demands we place on them. People often dismiss or ignore foot pain. In sports, if an injury occurs to the foot or ankle... some may say... "Oh, just walk it off" and... "Put some ice on it". This conveys the idea that if you just don't think about it or ignore an injury to the feet and ankles, it will correct itself and go away. In today's program, Dr. Reminga helps clarify what to do and what to look for if you sustain an injury to the foot or ankle. Foot and ankle injuries shouldn't be ignored.

Dr. Reminga says... "When an injury occurs to the feet or ankles, self-treatment or ignoring the injury can only lead to long-term pain, re-injury to the weakened area, and symptoms that only get worse with time." Dr. Reminga talks about sports injuries and the most common foot and ankle injuries such as... plantar fasciitis, achilles bursitis, and calcaneal fractures. Other common injuries to the feet and ankles are stress fractures, broken toes, a broken foot, dislocated toes, and toenail injuries. He also goes into detail about sprain and strains as well as tendonitis. Listen to this week's program to learn more.

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 14, 2016
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In today's program Dr. Reminga tells 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. 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. Dr. Reminga addresses both barefoot running and shod running, or running with shoes in today's program. Runners have strong opinions when it comes to one side or the other of this discussion. Dr. Reminga tackles such questions as...
Why has barefoot running become popular with some?
What are the origins of barefoot running?
What do the proponents and nay-sayers have to say about barefoot running?
What are the actual pros and cons of running barefoot from a medical perspective?

Dr. Reminga also weighs in with his view on barefoot running. So, whether you have a strong opinion about this type of running or... not, today's program will be of interest as Dr. Reminga addresses questions, and concerns about running without shoes.

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 07, 2016
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In today's program Dr. Reminga talks about the important role our feet play when running for sport or enjoyment. Running is a great cardio workout for the body, but pounding the pavement over the course of a long run is incredibly harsh on the feet. Every stride taken while running applies a force of three to four times the runner's body weight on knees, ankles and feet. During a 10-mile run, a runner's feet make 15,000 strides, translating to thousands of pounds of force on each foot! Running places incredible demands on the feet. With each of your feet pounding the ground some 800 times per mile, it's no wonder that they feel pain on occasion. At the same time... Running has a way of becoming addictive once you experience those first few highs. Dr. Reminga tells us... "Any structural flaws in the feet or slight imbalances in stride will eventually result in achy feet or injury to the feet and ankles that may end a much anticipated running season. Keep in mind that for runners... the feet are more vulnerable to injury than any other part of the body." He also talks about the ways in which the feet can be vulnerable while running. He talks about shin splints, runner's knee, achilles tendinitis, Morton's neuroma, and plantar fasciitis for example. He also provides tips for runners to help avoid injury. Running is a great sport for many age groups. If you want to start a running program or you have been running for awhile, Dr. Reminga will shed some light on the sport of running and how it affects the 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.