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: October, 2016

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
October 26, 2016
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In today's show Dr. Reminga will be talking about dermatology of the feet. Halloween is almost here... are your feet scary looking due to skin conditions on your feet? There are many skin conditions that can affect the feet and some do look a little scary! As a board certified foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Reminga treats dermatological conditions of the feet and hands. Skin problems on the feet and ankles can be complicated. Dr. Reminga talks in-depth about the specific types of skin conditions that can cause problems for many people. Bacterial infections are on the rise and can require aggressive treatment. An advanced level of understanding is required when treating skin conditions found on the feet and hands.

One of the most common skin conditions is fungal infections. If left untreated this type of infection can spread to the toenails and other areas. These infections are referred to as tinea pedis, known as athletes foot, and... onychomycosis, a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails. Onychomycosis invades the nailbed. Dr. Reminga goes on to describe this conditions and states that onychomycosis is the most common nail disease in adults. He also talks about warts on the hands and feet. Dr. Reminga commonly treats this condition as well in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. Contact dermatitis, eczema, melanoma, skin cancer, and the mrsa virus are all discussed in today's program. Don't let your feet SCARE you... listen to 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
October 19, 2016
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In today's program Dr. Reminga talks about the foot and ankle issues that relate to the sport of hockey. This is the season for hockey and whether it be minor play, league hockey, local High School hockey, or... Michigan Tech college hockey, both fans and players are ready to go toe-to-toe with the opponent. Hockey players have to balance... graceful agility, effortless gliding, turning and pivoting on thin skate blades as well as... getting jostled with aggressive body checks, crashing into fellow players... and sometimes... meeting the ice surface with full-on force. So, it's no surprise that this combination of refined physical activity and rough, aggressive encounters can OFTEN lead to foot and ankle injuries for hockey players.

Good foot health and function are the foundation for everything else in sports performance, including hockey. Sports is part physical and part psychological. If a player is struggling to push past a plateau in their performance... their feet may be the missing link. An NHL study shows that foot and ankle dysfunction can significantly alter a skater's function and limit performance. Dr. Reminga talks about his approach in treating hockey players in today's program. Find out more about the important role the feet play in the sport of hockey.

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
October 11, 2016
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In today's program Dr. Reminga talks about the Pokemon Go craze and what it mean to your feet. Do you play Pokemon Go? It may or may not be your cup of tea but it's a craze that's caught on with a lot of people. Enthusiasm for this game has spread around the country and world for that matter. People are running around with their cell phones out chasing after Pokemon monsters. The game is app-based for smart phones... prompting players to move around looking for Pokemon in their neighborhoods and towns. You may wonder why this is the subject of today's program and how it relates to my usual topic about the feet and ankles.

Well, statistics are rising when it comes to the relationship between foot and ankle injuries and those that play Pokemon Go. This topic is of particular interest because a large number of young people are playing the game and... proportionately seeking care for their foot and ankle injuries. Playing this game can be a setup for foot and ankle injuries because... people are distracted and not paying attention to the environment around them while their heads are down looking at their cell phones.

Anytime someone is distracted or unaware of what's underfoot while walking or running, injuries can result. Ankle sprains are a common injury about 25,000 people sprain their ankle each day. Aside from Pokemon Go players, a sprained ankle can happen to athletes, and non-athletes, children and adults. It can happen while playing sports or while engaging in physical activity. Dr. Reminga talks about injuries to the ankles such as ankle sprains. He discusses how these ankle injuries occur, what to look for, and what to do if you suspect an ankle injury. Listen to today's program to find out about the Perils of Pokemon Go and Your 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
October 04, 2016
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If Toenails Could Talk... What would they say? Dr. Reminga talks about our toenails and what they may indicate about our overall health. Your nails are a very good reflection of your general health. Many things occur in the nails that can signify systemic problems or skin issues. It's important to pay attention to anything that seems different in and around the toenails. This applies to fingernails as well. When you notice any changes to the toenails or surrounding area, a call to our office is recommended. Dr. Reminga looks at some conditions that can bring about changes to the toenails and what it means.

What are some health conditions that bring about changes to the toenails?

Stress... is a big one. Dr. Reminga explains that our toenails are sending a signal in responding to stress. He explains what to look for if stress is affecting you. Your toenails may be sending you a message. There are other signals as well. Dr. Reminga talks about certain cancer and what signs to look for in your toenails. Psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney disease, and a heart infection can all be detected in your toenails.

If you notice something suspicious or, out of the ordinary, when looking at your toenails... a call to our office is the best course of action. Listen to today's program and learn more about your toenails and what they may be telling you.

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.