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: May, 2017

In today’s program, Dr. Reminga talks about the various foot conditions that can be confused with plantar fasciitis. You may have heard the term, Plantar Fasciitis, but aren’t completely certain what it is. If you’ve had Plantar Fasciitis, you’re all too familiar with the condition. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the flat, thick, band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and is the most common cause of heel pain. This one of the many top conditions that Dr. Reminga sees and treat in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. It’s a painful condition that can be felt with every step. The primary symptom with Plantar Fasciitis is pain around the bottom sole, or heel of the foot. The pain can be perceived as radiating throughout the foot, ankle, and even the lower leg. Because the patient can feel the pain in different places, plantar fasciitis can often be misunderstood and mistaken for other conditions or... the opposite can also be true where another condition can be mistaken for plantar fasciitis.

Dr. Reminga talks about the various conditions that can be mistaken for plantar fasciitis such as… a ruptured plantar fascia, arthritis, stress fractures, and tendonitis for example. These are just a few of the conditions that can be confused for this painful condition. Other conditions include… circulatory issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, atrophy of the heel’s fatty pads, bursitis, and a rupture of the achilles tendon. Dr. Reminga states that all of these conditions should be ruled out when making a diagnosis of 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
May 23, 2017
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga talks about the popular sport of running for fun, fitness, or competition and how this activity can affect your feet. Many people enjoy running. They also prepare for and run marathons throughout the year. Imagine this… it’s early morning, the day before... you ran in a half-marathon. You lay awake because your feet have kept you awake off and on all night long. You’re someone that has run long distances for years and you diligently follow all the known rules and tips about preparing for a long run. So, why do your feet feel like they’ve been through a war instead of a marathon? What you may be experiencing is something referred to as “marathon feet”. This is a common post-marathon condition which can be VERY painful.

The condition most often affects first-time runners or those who haven’t been active in the sport for awhile. This type of person may be awakened by pain in the night, the day after a long-distance marathon or running event. The pain can be so intense that it renders them unable to walk and even a blanket resting on top of their feet is painful. With “marathon feet”, the soft tissues of the feet become very irritated and inflamed due to the constant pounding and impact the feet absorb for the many miles it takes to run a marathon. Whether it’s a half marathon, full marathon or long run...this condition and other foot problems can result.

Dr. Reminga talks about Marathon Feet and other conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis that can affect runner. He discusses what can be done for these conditions and how he treats this type of patient in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. If you enjoy running, this show will be of particular interest to 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.


By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
May 16, 2017
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga talks about foot conditions that may reveal an important message about other health concerns. Looking down at your feet may help you understand what’s happening with your overall health. So today, Dr. Reminga looks at 7 clues that may help to shed some light on bigger health concerns. Our feet do have a story to tell and it’s not so much a mystery if you know what to look for. What are the 7 clues Dr. Reminga lays out? Here’s a sneak peek….

Clue #1 is… FOOT PAIN
Clue #2 is… SUSPICIOUS DISCOLORATIONS
Clue #3 is… NUMBNESS IN THE FEET
Clue #4 is… SWELLING IN THE FEET AND ANKLES
Clue #5 is... COLD FEET
Clue #6 is… ITCHY FEET
Clue #7 is… GAIT or THE WAY YOU WALK

Listen to Dr. Reminga describe, in detail…. the 7 Clues of Foot Conditions You NEVER want to ignore. You may relate to some of the conditions Dr. Reminga talks about.

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
May 09, 2017
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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US, and each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer. That’s a jaw dropping statistic. Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of skin color, gender or age. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. These facts may be alarming, but because skin cancer is mainly a behavioral disease, it is highly preventable. Meaning, how we protect ourselves from environmental factors can make a big difference.

About 86% of melanomas and 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet or UV rays. That's why applying proper sun protection is critical all year-round. Of melanoma cases... 65% are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. In today’s program, Dr. Reminga talks about this very important topic in detail. He describes what melanoma is, how common it is, what are the signs of melanoma, what it looks like, and if it can affect the feet and hands. He also provides important information about how to reduce the risks of developing this type of skin cancer. Listen to today’s program about this important topic. The information provided could be lifesaving for you or a loved one some day.

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
May 02, 2017
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It's a time to spread the message about the prevention, methods, and treatments for arthritis. Because each foot has 33 joints that can be afflicted, feet are very susceptible to arthritis. Arthritis, in general terms, is inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, often accompanied by an increase in fluids in the joints. Arthritis has multiple causes; just as a sore throat may have its origin in a variety of conditions... joint inflammation and arthritis are associated with many different illnesses. Arthritis is a frequent component of complex diseases and may be involved in more than 100 identifiable disorders. Due to all the joints in each foot, these joints can be affected due to the tremendous weight-bearing load on the feet. Arthritis can be a disabling and occasionally... a crippling disease. It afflicts almost 40 million Americans. In some forms, it appears to have hereditary tendencies. While it increases with age, all people from infancy to middle age are potential victims. People over 50 are most prone to arthritis. Listen to today’s program to find out more about Arthritis. Dr. Reminga has helpful information to share about this interesting topic.

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.