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: January, 2017

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
January 24, 2017
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Today, Dr. Reminga talks about the different ways to protect your feet during the winter sports season. For athletes and weekend exercise warriors, winter is a great time to improve cardiovascular health by getting outdoors and enjoying the winter season. Many take part in winter sports such as… sledding, skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey, skating and snowmobiling. Winter sports and outdoor exercise, offers both health benefits and fun, but… can also result in foot problems. What should we keep in mind BEFORE going out and enjoying winter sports? In today’s program Dr. Reminga talks about the specific issues that winter athletes can encounter. Such things as cold feet, frostbite, and… impact trauma for example.

If you take part in outdoor winter activities, today’s show is important for you to hear. Dr Reminga presents questions such as… How do your ski boots fit? He examines bio-mechanical foot function and the importance of proper foot function when it comes to winter sports.

There are a range of foot conditions that can be aggravated during the winter sports season. These conditions are treated by Dr. Reminga in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. Conditions such as… Bunions, Tailor’s Bunion, Haglund’s Deformity, Foot Fractures, Frostbite, Neuromas, and… blisters and abrasions for example. Be sure to listen to this week’s program if you or someone you know enjoys the great outdoors during the winter months.

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
January 18, 2017
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In today's program Dr. Reminga talks about bone spurs on the feet. Bone is a living tissue that can change and grow over time. Bone spurs... are bony projections that develop along the edge of bones. They often form where bones meet each other, at your joints, and... are often referred to as osteophytes. Osteophytes… is the word of the day. Feel free to use it and impress your friends!

Typically, most people think of something sharp when they think of a "spur". The word "spur" conjures up that thought... however, a bone spur is basically the buildup of extra bone. Unlike it's name describes... it's usually smooth. Problems arise when the spur causes wear and tear, or pain, when it presses or rubs on other bones or soft tissue... such as: ligaments, tendons, or nerves in the body. Bone spurs are commonly found on the spine, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet. Some bone spurs develop over time as part of the aging process. The slippery cartilage tissue that normally covers the ends of the bones, within the joints, breaks down and wears away.

How do bone spurs develop on the feet? Well… when it comes to the feet... bone spurs form in response to repetitive activities such as running, power walking, and other "overuse" activities that put stress on the feet. Carrying extra weight or, wearing shoes that fit poorly can also encourage the development of bone spurs.

Dr. Reminga talks about the symptoms of a bone spur. Where they are located. And… how bone spurs are treated. Listen to today’s program and learn more about… Foot pain that DOESN’T Spur you on!

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
January 10, 2017
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In today's program Dr. Reminga talks about foot conditions that relate to winter weather. Cold, winter weather can cause many foot related problems. The risk increases as people participate in a wide range of winter sports such as... skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey, figure skating, snowmobiling, and ice fishing for example.

Extra caution is necessary in protecting feet from weather related problems. Problems can range from dry skin to more serious problems like frostbite. What are winter-related foot conditions? In this week’s program, Dr. Reminga talks about the problems that cold weather can cause.

Chilblains for example, or sometimes called Pernio, is a cold-weather condition that appears as small, itchy, painful lumps that develop on the skin. Did you know that Chilblains are quite common? Raynaud's Phenomenon can be another worrisome winter foot condition. Raynaud's is brought on by very cold temperatures that cause small blood vessels to spasm and tighten which in turn... limits circulation in the extremities, such as the feet and hands. Have you ever heard of Skiers Toe? If you look down at your feet and see a black toenail, you may have skier's toe or medically known as "subungual hematoma". And then there’s Frostbite. Almost 50% of frostbite cases involve the feet and ankles.

Learn more about these cold weather conditions and how to avoid them. Snuggle in, grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage and 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
January 03, 2017
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Many people find that the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to take a long, hard look at themselves and vow to change some things in their lives as a brand new year begins. Do you know the #1 New Year's resolution that's made each year? I'll bet you have an idea and... you may even be setting the same goal for yourself. In this week's program Dr. Reminga will answer that question and discuss the many foot issues that can interfere with the top New Year's resolution. Whether you want to move to run a race, lose weight, or stay active and enjoy life to the fullest... a large contributor to success is having healthy feet that can carry you to your goals. If your resolution is to move more... your feet need to be ready. Painful feet can derail a New Year's resolution in a hurry. So... how can we set ourselves up for success? Listen to this week's program and find out... you'll be glad you did! Happy New Year!!

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.