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: September, 2016

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
September 28, 2016
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In today's program Dr. Reminga talks about stiff, rigid, painful toe joints, and the treatment that can correct this condition. Joint pain can occur in any toe on the foot. More common is joint pain in the big joint of the big toe... called the first metatarsophalangeal, or MTP joint. This joint is important because it has to bend every time you take a step. If the joint starts to stiffen, walking can become painful and difficult. In the MTP joint, as in any joint, the ends of the bones are covered by a smooth, white tissue called... articular cartilage. Healthy tissue allows the bones to glide over each other with very little friction. If wear-and-tear or injury damage the articular cartilage, the raw bone ends can rub together. A bone spur, or overgrowth, may develop on the top of the bone. This overgrowth can prevent the toe from bending as much as it needs to when you walk. The result is a stiff big toe, or what is referred to medically as hallux rigidus.

Who typically develops a stiff big toe and why?

Dr. Reminga addresses this question in today's show. He talks about conditions such as... traumatic arthritis, systemic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis as some of the possible causes of a stiff toe joint. In addition, Dr. Reminga talks about his approach in treating this painful condition. Is surgery always necessary? Listen to today's program to find out the answer to this question and learn about joint replacement surgery.

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 20, 2016
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Most people don't think that their diet can affect the health of their feet. The truth is... the condition of your feet can actually tell you a lot about your overall health and indicate a lack of certain food groups or vitamins in your diet. Typically, when discussing the benefits of proper nutrition, most people look at weight management, or heart health. However, proper nutrition can also impact the health of your feet.

Our feet need good nutrition that helps support healthy bone growth and blood circulation so... the lower extremities like calves, ankles, and feet stay healthy and free from pain and discomfort. Remember, each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments.

So, how does your diet impact your feet?

Dr. Reminga answers this question. He talks about inflammation which is an essential part of the body's healing system. Find out how important it is to control inflammation. Dr. Remin talks about heart attack, strokes, peripheral artery disease and even dementia. All of these conditions can be related to inflammation. He discusses rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. Good nutrition can help protect your feet from these conditions as well. What we consume, directly affects our feet which are complex structures that carry us for a lifetime. Listen and find out more in today's program.

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 13, 2016
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Warts can cause discomfort and frustration for some. So, the question has to asked... What's Up With Warts? Today, Dr. Reminga talks about this condition and how warts may be affecting you or someone you know. 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. Dr. Reminga discuses why children are more susceptible to warts. He also describes what warts look like. Did you know that they can commonly be confused with corns and calluses. Should you wait to have your warts treated or should you take action at the first sight of warts? Dr. Reminga will answer this question as well. Learn how Dr. Reminga treats warts, he approaches wart treatments in a unique and specific way. If you have warts, today's show will be of particular interest.

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 06, 2016
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Dr. Reminga talks about the National observance of Falls Prevention and what it may mean to you. This is an important subject Dr. Reminga talks about in today's program. 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, Dr. Reminga points out that 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. Dr. Reminga answers such questions as...

Why are we more likely to falling as we age?
What is a Foot Problem Score?
What are the foot conditions associated with falls?
What type of help in available to seniors?

These are just a few of the questions that Dr. Reminga will answer. If you notice that you, or someone you love, is stumbling more, tripping, or is prone to falling... listen to what Dr. Reminga has to say about this important topic. It could help save your life or the life of a loved one.

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.