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: June, 2017

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
June 27, 2017
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Summer is the perfect season to take to the hiking trails. In today’s program, Dr. Reminga talks about hiking and how it can affect your feet. If you enjoy the great outdoors and hiking is your passion or you just enjoy a weekend adventure every so often… listen to the expert information that Dr. Remnga offers on this subject. Foot pain of various types can put an end to outdoor activities such as hiking. The good new is... there is a way to be proactive in preventing foot problems from ending an enjoyable day outdoors.

Blisters are common among hikers. It's important to be aware of how your feet feel while hiking. Especially take note if you feel any "hot spots". A “hot spot” is the precursor to a blister, and if treated promptly, you can keep it that way by taking care of them before they form blisters. Dr. Reminga talks about the causes of blisters and how to avoid them in the first place. He also discusses the proper footwear for hiking. What hiking shoes or hiking boots should you wear? Additional foot problems that Dr. Reminga mentions are overuse injuries, shin splints, calf strains, black toenail, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and achilles tendonitis. Take a listen to Dr. Reminga and TAKE A HIKE!

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
June 20, 2017
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga discusses children and how the active summer season affects their feet. With Summer officially here… the level of outdoor activity increases for children. Along with that comes the risk of injury to the feet and ankles. It turns out that foot and ankle injuries are quite common in children and adolescents… even more-so in kids who are very active and participate in organized sports. Summer is a great time for kids! They can enjoy summer sports, playing outside, and camping. The longer days and warmer temperatures are perfect for an increased activity level. With all the activities outdoors… it’s important for parents to keep their children’s feet protected.

Dr. Reminga talks about the risk of injury, cuts and abrasions, infections, and a condition called… overuse syndrome. How does overuse syndrome occur in children? Participating in sports helps to promote physical and emotional well-being in children. Too much activity however, can lead to overuse injuries involving the feet and ankles. Dr. Reminga goes into detail about overuse syndrome as well as other injuries that can occur in active children. He also discusses foot and ankle sprains and strains that result from summer activities. Parents will find today’s program interesting and informative. Listening to Dr. Reminga may help prevent foot and ankle injuries in your children this summer season.

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
June 14, 2017
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In this week’s program, Dr. Remiga talks about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and how this condition affects the feet. You have most likely heard of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which affects the hands and wrists. Carpal tunnel syndrome, is associated with tingling numbness and weakness causing discomfort to the wrist and palm of the hand. By definition, carpal tunnel refers to the tunnel-like passage that carries nerves through the wrist. Interestingly, many people who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome may also have tarsal tunnel syndrome as well. This condition is a common cause of tingling, numbness, and pain in the sole of the foot which can be debilitating to the feet. Tarsal tunnel refers to a canal-like passage, or tunnel, forming between the ankle bone on the inside of the ankle, and a band of ligaments that stretches across the foot that carries sensitive nerves.

Dr. Reminga answers many questions about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome such as… What does it feel like? What causes tarsal tunnel syndrome? What are the treatment options for this condition? What other foot conditions are confused with Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? These are just a few of the questions that Dr. Reminga answers in today’s program. Listen to today’s program and learn more about a condition that may affect your or someone you know.

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
June 06, 2017
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Today Dr. Reminga talks about sprained ankles. The title of today’s program may prompt you to sing the famous Chubby Checker’s song “THE TWIST”. This may be a song and dance style from the late 50’s and 60’s but the twist, that Dr. Reminga is going to talk about today, is quite different. Spraining an ankle isn’t anything to sing and dance about however, it can occur while dancing in addition to other activities. It turns out that ankle sprains are quite common injuries and statistics tell us that most people have twisted an ankle at some point in their life. There’s a pretty good chance that you or someone you know has sprained an ankle either as a child while playing or participating in sports or… as an adult after stepping on an uneven surface or after stepping sideways with a twist to regain balance. It can happen quickly, in fact… approximately 25,000 people sprain an ankle every day.

A sprained ankle occurs when one or more ligaments, that are on the outer side of the ankle, become overstretched or torn. A sprain results when there is damage to a ligament. This is different from a STRAIN, which is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Ligaments, that are involved in a SPRAIN, are tissues that connect bone to bone and support movement by stabilizing the joint. Dr. Reminga distinguishes the difference between a sprain and strain and also talks about the treatment options for this type of injury. There are also preventative measures that can help you avoid a sprained ankle. Listen to today’s program and if the mood hits you, play Chubby Checker’s famous song, THE TWIST. But... be careful, you don't want to twist your ankle if you feel like dancing!

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.