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: April, 2017

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
April 26, 2017
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga talks about the all-too-often experience of stubbing a toe. Why is it so painful? Can it be serious? And… what should we do when we stub a toe? Well, we’ve all been there I would venture to say. That moment when you’re walking without shoes in stocking feet or barefoot and… BAM, you smack your toe into the corner of a table, the post of a bed, or some other object that crosses your path. Before you know it… you’re yelling in agony, hopping around the room… and holding onto your foot in hopes of easing the pain. Then you ask yourself, once you’ve gathered your composure, “Did I just stub my toe or, could it be something worse?”

Stubbed toes are very painful and can result in more serious injuries to the toes and feet. Our toes are comprised of VERY sensitive nerves that send signals to our central nervous system in a split second. That’s why the pain associated with a stubbed toe seems so exaggerated.

Dr. Reminga talks more about this common injury in today’s program. He distinguishes the difference between a broken toe and a sprained toe. The symptoms can look very similar but there are key differences that you should know about. An injured toe needs the proper diagnosis to help heal the injury and help to prevent further problems with that toe in the future. This program will be relatable to all those who have experienced and suffered the agony of a stubbed toe.

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
April 18, 2017
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Today Dr. Reminga talks about the odd, annoying, and sometimes painful sensations that can occur in your feet. There are many sensations that relate to the feet. Some of these sensations come on gradually while others seem to come out of the blue. Today, Dr. Reminga wants listeners to think about their feet to determine if any of the sensations Dr. Reminga describes sound or feel familiar to you. Oftentimes a sensation in the foot may be the bodies response to environmental conditions such as cold temperatures... while other times a sensation in the foot may indicate a bigger health issue.

What are the sensations that Dr. Reminga refers to? Spasms, twinges, cramps, sharp and shooting pains can all be sensations that leave you wondering. For example, leg cramps can suddenly wake you in the middle of the night with excruciating pain. This type of cramping is usually a warning sign that you’re overdoing it. If you however feel like your foot or leg cramps are getting worse, and not subsiding, a visit to Dr. Reminga’s office may be in order. Frequent foot or leg cramping may be a warning sign of an underlying medical condition that involves the central nervous system or the body’s circulatory system. Toe cramps can also stem from restricted blood flow due to more serious conditions such as diabetes or, from more benign conditions like shoes that fit too tight. Age also enters into the scenario when it comes to foot cramps.

In addition, Dr. Reminga talks about medical conditions such as Neuropathy and Morton’s Neuroma. Pins and needles, pinched nerves, burning and shooting pains and other sensations can relate to specific medical conditions and may be early warning signs. Listen to today’s program and find out what the strange sensations in your feet really mean and how the sensations may affect your feet and overall health.

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
April 11, 2017
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Today Dr. Reminga talks about the body’s circulatory system and how to keep it healthy... even as we age. Enjoying good health and being able to participate in an active lifestyle depends heavily on the bodies ability to circulate our blood. Every area of the body needs life-sustaining blood to function properly… from the heart and brain all the way to the fingers and toes. The bodies circulatory system is similar to the highways you might find is a large city… after years of hard use, the roads become more difficult to travel due to wear and tear. How well the roads are maintained, and… the amount of traffic and congestion... all factor in when determining how long it will take for you to reach your destination. Our arteries and veins help to move blood through our bodies similarly. The VEINS carry the blood towards the heart and the ARTERIES carry the blood away from the heart. When blood flow to a part of the body is reduced… circulation is impaired. Poor circulation is MOST common in the feet, legs and arms as they are furthest from the heart.

Dr. Reminga goes on to explain how the aging process affects our body’s circulation. He also discusses varicose veins which can be a problem for aging women. Have you ever wondered if having varicose veins can cause serious problems? Dr. Reminga has the answer to that question as well. Finally, he answers the question… What can we do, as we age, to help our circulation? There are preventative measures that can help your body circulate blood flow. Find out about the tell-tale signs of poor circulation in this interesting 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
April 04, 2017
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga talks about the importance of foot health. April is the month set aside to focus on this important topic. The American Podiatric Medical Association has declared April, Foot Health Awareness Month for good reason. Approximately 80% of Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their lifetimes. Did you know that over a lifetime, your feet carry you 115,000 miles? Avoiding foot problems should be a priority when you consider the important job your feet have. Foot pain can have a profound impact on our quality of life. An important and revealing study indicates that 50% of Americans indicate that foot pain has restricted their activities such as… walking, exercising, working, and participating in family activities. The same study also reveals that… in those with chronic foot pain, the percentage of people where foot pain has restricted their activities… jumps from 50% to 83%. That’s an astonishingly high number! People also indicated, that if it wasn’t for foot pain, they would exercise more and participate in more activities. Based on this study, can you begin to see how foot pain can start to control your life? Dr. Reminga has good news in today’s program… there IS an answer to your foot pain. Listen to this week’s show to understand more about your foot health during National Foot Health Awareness Month.

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.