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: August, 2017

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
August 29, 2017
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It's a great time of year to enjoy the benefits of walking for exercise. Metabolically, it helps control, weight, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. A brisk walk can burn up to 100 calories per mile. Walking is the perfect complement to a sensible diet if someone wants to lose weight. Walking also improves cardiovascular fitness. If walking aerobically, the heart beats faster to transport blood from the lungs to the muscles as a result, the heart and lungs grow more efficient with a regular walking routine. This type of walking reduces blood pressure and the resting heart rate. Walking is even a part of medical rehabilitation in cardiac rehab programs. So, you can see how powerful and beneficial walking for exercise can be.

Psychologically, walking generates an overall feeling of well-being. Walking can also relieve depression, anxiety, and stress by producing endorphins, which are the body's natural tranquilizer. In today’s program, Dr. Reminga talks about the many benefits of walking and how to prepare your feet. Shoe selection is important along with a proper evaluation to determine an individual's foot biomechanics. In recommending shoes, Dr. Reminga talks about the “Vertical Heel Test”. Listen to program to learn more about walking and… how it affects your feet. CALLING ALL WALKERS!

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
August 26, 2017
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga talks about the importance of moving and how healthy feet play a key role. In the modern age we live in, we have become less and less mobile in our everyday lives. Sitting at a computer for work or enjoyment, watching TV, sitting behind the wheel of a car, sitting down to eat 3 meals a day, sitting while waiting for an appointment, sitting and chatting with a friend, sitting at the movie theater… you get the point. Americans are sitting more than ever and it’s taking a toll. From the driver’s seat, to the office chair, to the couch… most of our waking hours are spent sitting down.

Dr. James Levin director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University coined the phrase.. “Sitting is the new smoking” which implies that sitting for long periods of time, day in and day out, can have a negative effect on our overall health… worse than smoking. Through research, it has been revealed that prolonged sitting increases the risk of developing serious illnesses such as: various types of cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

If your feet aren’t functioning well or you feel pain with each step, moving can become problematic. Your feet are the vehicle to get you where you need to go and therefore an important part of a health lifestyle. Your foot health has a direct relationship to how much or how little you move in a day. If your feet are sore and achy, or if they hurt and cause you pain… you’re more likely to rest more and stay off your feet. Listen to today’s program as Dr. Reminga talks about the important role your feet play in staying active.

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
August 26, 2017
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Today Dr. Reminga shares 8 subtle conditions that may reveal a bigger story when they appear on the feet. It sounds like Dr. Reminga is going to unravel a mystery today about what our feet may be telling us... if we listen. Our feet can be indicators of what may be happening in the rest of our bodies. They should get a lot of credit because they can alert us to serious illness like thyroid disease, heart disease, and diabetes for example.

The 8 conditions are…

  1. Dry, Cracked Skin
  2. Bald Toes
  3. An Enlarged Big Toe
  4. Ulcers That Don’t Heal
  5. Clubbing Of The Foot
  6. Tiny Red Lines Across The Toenail
  7. Straight Line Running Under The Toenail
  8. A Sudden High Arch

Dr. Reminga explains the underlying health conditions that can be linked to the foot conditions outlined. Listen to today’s program and to find out… THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY when it comes to 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
August 09, 2017
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In Today’s program Dr. Reminga continues with his Summer Sports Series and talks about the popular sport of Basketball. Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy a variety of sports including Basketball. Whether you enjoy shooting hoops or playing a game of one on one, foot and ankle injuries can occur. The Summer Sports Series has been information packed for summer sports enthusiasts. Dr. Reminga talked about baseball and golf, earlier in the series. If you missed these shows, they can be found by clicking the media link on this website. Today, the sport of Basketball is our focus.

You may wonder… Why are the feet vulnerable in Basketball? Dr. Reminga says that Basketball maneuvers can put a tremendous amount of stress on the feet and ankles. In the NBA, the average height of a player is 6 ft. 7 in., while the average weight is 222 lbs. The large size of many professional league players adds an added element of risk when it comes to foot and ankle injuries. Whether a professional or ameteur, the feet are under a lot of stress during basketball. There’s tremendous weight bearing on the feet with all the running, twisting, turning, side to side maneuvers, jumping during the game. Each of these movements put ALL areas of the feet at risk.

Foot and ankle injuries are common in basketball. Dr. Reminga talks about basketball related injuries such as a Sprained Ankle, Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Pain, and Stress Fractures. Listen to today’s program as Dr. Reminga concludes his Summer Sports Series and provides helpful information to avoid foot and ankle injuries while enjoying the sport of Basketball.

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
August 02, 2017
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga continues his Summer Sports Series about the sport of GOLF how it can affect your feet. Do you enjoy summer sports? In last week's program, Dr Reminga talked about baseball’s effects on the feet and today the topic is GOLF. To start, Dr. Reminga stresses the importance of foot health in sports and exercise. Most people don’t stop to think about the tremendous pressure that our feet endure while exercising. For example… a 150 lb. jogger puts more than 150 TONS of impact on his or her feet when running a distance of 3 miles. Our feet are put through the paces over a lifetime of average wear and tear, then.. you add sports and exercise into the mix which creates added pressure.

Close to 45 million Americans enjoy golf on an amateur level. A large part of the attraction of golf is the time spent outdoors. In our area long winters lead to a much anticipated golf season. During an 18 hole round of golf, a typical player walks 4-5 miles over a 3-5 hour period of time. That adds up to a lot of time spent on your feet. So, pain free, healthy feet are an important component in the game. Dr. Reminga talks about proper foot function and how this can affect your golf game. Understanding proper foot Biomechanics is key. How the feet are grounded and the how a person’s weight is distributed all play into an effective, stance, swing, and follow through. An interesting question to ask yourself would be… Are my feet keeping me from a better golf score? The stresses of golf can overload the body's balance starting at the feet. This predisposes the golfer to overuse injuries as well as strains and sprains of ligaments and tendons in the feet and ankles. Overuse injuries are the result of repetitive micro-trauma to tendons, bones, and joints. Other foot problems that golfers experience are ankle pain, heel pain, Metatarsalgia, nail pain, and Morton’s Neuroma.

If you enjoy the sport of golf, Dr. Reminga has some very interesting information to share in today’s program. Golf is a great summer sport. Healthy feet can ensure a more enjoyable game and possibly a better golf score!

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.