Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Foot Doctor Houghton, MI
801 Memorial Rd.
Houghton, MI 49931 US
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Posts for: August, 2016

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
August 30, 2016
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It's that time of year... again. Time for kids to go back to school so... with that in mind, Dr. Reminga thought it was a good time to test your foot knowledge. Listen to today's program and answer the questions along with Mary Ann. Questions about excessive sweating, athlete's foot, baby's feet, achilles tendonitis, and the effects of body weight on our feet to name a few of the topics that Dr. Reminga quizzes the listener. Here's a sample question for you!

On average, women experience foot problems...
A. Twice as much as men
B. Four times more than men
C. Half as much as men
D. The same as men

Did you answer correctly? Tune in to YOUR FEET YOUR HEALTH and find out. And... do you know how long it takes to grow an entire toenail? You may be surprised with the answer to that question. Go back to school, no matter what your age, and learn more about your feet from Dr. Reminga.

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 23, 2016
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You wake up in the morning or.... in the middle of the night and step out of bed... you take those first few steps and.... instantly you experience severe, stabbing pain in the heel of your foot. If this sounds familiar, you may have one of the most common causes of heel pain... plantar fasciitis. This injury affects the sole of the foot. A diagnosis of plantar fasciitis means that you've irritated the tough, fibrous band of tissue, which is called the fascia, connecting your heel bone to the base of your toes.

For as common as plantar fasciitis is, little is understood in the medical field about the causes of it and it often goes misdiagnosed. Basically, plantar fasciitis is an irritation in the plantar fascia accompanied by tiny tears in the fascia or fibrous band of tissue itself. Is this condition painful? Just ask anyone who has ever experienced plantar fasciitis.

In today's program Dr. Reminga explains what plantar fasciitis is, what causes this painful condition, who gets it, and... what can be done about it. Dr. Reminga cautions, "If you don't receive the proper treatment for plantar fasciitis, it may become a chronic condition." Plantar Fasciitis is a painful and debilitating condition. Listening to today's program, may help answer some of your questions about plantar fasciitis.

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 16, 2016
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Summer is a great time of year to enjoy the benefits of walking for exercise! Metabolically, it helps control, weight, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. A brisk walk can burn up to 100 calories per mile. If you want to lose weight, walking is the perfect complement to a sensible diet. Walking also improves cardiovascular fitness. When walking aerobically, the heart beats faster to transport blood from the lungs to the muscles and as a result... the heart and lungs grow more efficient with a regular walking program. Aerobic walking reduces blood pressure and the resting heart rate. Walking is also a part of medical rehabilitation in cardiac rehab programs. So, you can see how powerful and beneficial walking for exercise can be.

In today's program Dr. Reminga talks about the wonderful health benefits of walking and how the feet play an important role in this form of exercise. He says, "The benefits of walking shouldn't be underestimated. For people with poor circulation to the arms and legs, walking can actually increase the size and efficiency of the tiny vessels that supply blood for cellular respiration." Dr. Reminga also goes on to say, "If the foot isn't functioning correctly inside the shoes, problems and injuries can result." The correct footwear is important however, looking at what's inside the shoe is equally or more important for proper foot function while walking.

Socrates, the Greek philosopher said, "Walking is man's best medicine". And, Henry David Thoreau, the author and poet, said..."An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day". In today's program, Dr. Reminga is CALLING ALL WALKERS to listen and learn about the important role your feet play in this heart healthy sport.

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 09, 2016
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In this week's program, Dr. Reminga talks about diabetic wounds on the feet and ankles. Have you heard the saying "Time heals all wounds"? This may not be true for diabetic wounds however. That's right... 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. 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.

In the United States, 29 million people have diabetes. Anyone who has diabetes can develop a foot ulcer. Dr. Reminga talks about the risk factor for developing a foot ulcer and who is likely to get them. He also discusses how foot ulcers start, what are the early signs to watch out for, and how foot ulcers are treated.

At Northern Foot Care Center, Dr. Reminga has developed a unique protocol when treating diabetic ulcers. It has been very effective in restoring blood flow and circulation to the affected area. Dr Reminga says, "Ulcers that were once thought to be non-restorative have completely turned around when this protocol was implemented. I would also like to say that this treatment does not require surgery or medications whose side effects can cause compounded problems for the diabetic patient." Listen to Dr. Reminga and his important message to diabetics.

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 02, 2016
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In today's program, Dr. Reminga talks about the aches and pains of arthritis in the feet and ankles. If you're older than 60, you may find yourself saying those words often... OH, My Aching Arthritis! According to the Arthritis Foundation, close to half of people in their sixties and seventies suffer from arthritis foot pain. The facts are that the damage starts even sooner. In our forties, the feet begin to show wear and tear. Arthritis more commonly attacks joints in the knees, hands, hands, and hips. However, it can occur in any part of the body where joints exist... including the feet. When cartilage wears away between the bones, tissues may become inflamed and painful.

Arthritis in the foot most often attacks the big toe, however, other toes may be affected as well. Clues may be... past injuries or traumas, such as a broken or sprained toe, which may cause arthritis to settle in at some point down the road. However, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic, traumatic arthritis, and gout may also be to blame. Dr. Reminga says that arthritis is a general term. He talks about the types and causes of this painful condition. What are the clues that point to arthritis in the feet? Listen to this information-packed show to find help and insight about the affects and causes of arthritis, and the treatments as well.

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.