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: July, 2016

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
July 26, 2016
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In today's program, Dr. Reminga talks about foot perspiration or... 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 hot and humid weather condition. However, sweaty feet can be a real concern for those who perspire more than normal.

Dr. Reminga asks his listeners a few questions... Do your feet feel soggy and damp all the time? Does your sweat ruin your shoes? Are you afraid to wear sandal 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.

Hyperidrosis is a medical condition that affects different areas of the body such as underarms, hands and the feet. Plantar Hyerhidrosis refers to excessive sweating in relation to the 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.

Think about this... each foot has over 250,000 sweat glands, more sweat glands are found in the feet than anywhere else on the body. The glands on the feet normally produce almost a cup full of moisture every day. People who sweat excessively, however, can produce more sweat than that. Interestingly, hyperhidrosis is more common in men and in young adults.

Listen to today's program to find out how this condition can become a foot health issue. Athlete's foot and foot fungus are problems that can result from overly sweaty feet. Dr. Reminga answers questions such as... What makes some people sweat more than others? How do hormones affect sweaty feet? Why do we get sweaty hands and feet when we get nervous about something, like... having stage fright? And... What can be done to help this condition? If you have this condition, or you know someone that does... today's show will be helpful.

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 19, 2016
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In today's program, Dr. Reminga is going to reveal the foot issues that relate to summer feet. Summer is here and we all like to lighten our load a bit by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Along with that, we expose our feet and foot-related problems are exposed as well. During this time of year, shoe choices change and those choices often lack support. People also wear more sandals and flip-flops that can strain the feet and cause foot problems. Other summer hazards include scorching sidewalks, stubbed toes, and sunburn. So... Summer can be harsh on one's feet. Studies report that people have more foot problems during the summer season because they tend to be more active, wear less supportive shoes, and they go barefoot more. Dr. Reminga says... "I see more foreign-body injuries in the summer months because people go barefoot and tend to step on things like debris and broken glass in the summertime. Going barefoot is generally not a good idea for a person's foot health. Being barefoot increases your chance of injury or infection, and it can cause foot pain in other ways such as stepping on nails, glass, and debris." Dr. Reminga continues to say that those with diabetes are in even more danger when they go barefoot. They can be at greater risk of infection even with a minor injury to the feet.

Dr. Reminga also talks about the hazards at the beach and going barefoot in the Sauna. Sauna's and any public environment that is wet and damp can be hazardous to the feet as well. Fungus can be lurking and can easily be picked up. Dr. Reminga gives advice on how to avoid fungus and athlete's foot. In addition to fungus infections, he also talks about plantar warts as a summertime hazard. Did you ever wonder what type of shoes are best for summer feet? Dr. Reminga will also give advice for proper shoe selection. Summer is here! Don't miss out on how to protect yourself from the hazards of summertime 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 12, 2016
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If you notice swelling in your feet and ankles, you are suffering from what is medically called edema. In this week's program,Dr. Reminga tells us what to look for and what it means when our feet and ankles swell up. Edema is caused by water retention in the body, and... while edema can happen anywhere on the body, it is most common in the lower legs, hands, abdomen, and chest. Swelling in the feet, is called pedal edema or peripheral edema and is due to the accumulation of excessive fluid in the tissues. Swelling is often more visible in the lower areas of the body because of gravity so, fluid can collect in the feet and ankles as a result.

Dr. Reminga takes about health conditions that can cause swelling in the feet and ankles, such as.... pregnancy, foot or ankle injuries, lymphedema, venous insufficiency, infections, and diabetic neuropathy for example. There are other potentially dangerous conditions that can result in swelling as well. Blood clots can be life-threatening if they break loose and travel to the heart. In addition, swelling can indicate a problem such as... heart, liver, or kidney disease. Dr. Reminga also points out medications that can produce swelling in the feet and ankle. Tune-in to this very important topic about swelling in the feet and ankles. Find out what it really means.

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 05, 2016
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In today's program, Dr. Reminga gives you an inside look at Northern Foot Care Center. What does a Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialist do? What types of foot problems does Dr. Reminga treat? Who does he treat? Did you know he treats infants all the way through to senior citizens? There isn't anyone he can't help at Northern Foot Care Center. Also... How long has Dr. Reminga been helping people with their feet? All of these questions will be answered and... so much more. Did you know that Dr. Reminga not only sees patients in Houghton, his main office, but he also has outreach clinics in two additional locations? All your questions will be answered in today's program so... you can become familiar with Dr. Reminga and the exciting things that go on at Northern Foot Care Center.

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.