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: September, 2017

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
September 26, 2017
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Have you ever heard the saying… You are what you eat? Well, it may be true to some extent. Most people don't think that their diet can affect the health of your feet. The truth is... the condition of your feet can actually tell you a lot about your overall health and indicate a lack of certain food groups or vitamins in your diet. Typically, when discussing the benefits of proper nutrition, most people look at weight management, or heart health. However, proper nutrition can also improve the health of your feet. Our feet need good nutrition that supports healthy bone growth and blood circulation so the lower extremities like calves, ankles, and feet stay healthy and free from pain and discomfort. Remember, each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. What we consume, directly affects our feet which are complex structures that carry us for a lifetime.

One problem linked to nutrition, that can affect your feet, is too much inflammation. In general... inflammation is an essential part of the body's healing system. Without it, injuries would fester and simple infections could be deadly. Too much inflammation or chronic inflammation, however, is dangerous. Dr. Reminga talks about this condition and how it can negatively affect your feet and what types of foods can help prevent inflammation. Foods found in a Mediterranean Diet as well as dark chocolate can be helpful. Dr. Reminga also talks about Plantar Fasciitis, arthritis in the feet, Joint Pain, Gout, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis for example. He also talks about the importance of Omega-3 as a way to lower the risks of peripheral artery disease and what foods to consume to get Omega-3 into your diet.

If you listen to Dr. Reminga in today’s program and you feel hungry afterward… it may be time to FEED YOUR FEET something healthy.

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
September 20, 2017
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According to the Arthritis Foundation, close to half of people in their sixties and seventies suffer from arthritis foot pain. In fact, the damage starts even sooner. Beginning in our forties, the feet begin to show wear and tear. Arthritis commonly attacks joints in the hands, knees, and hips, but it can occur in any part of the body where joints exist including the feet.

A common arthritis in the foot is toe arthritis and is caused by inflammation of the toe joint. The disease most often attacks the big toe, but other toes may be affected as well. Clues to this arthritis may be, past injuries or traumas, such as a broken or sprained toe, which may cause arthritis to settle in at some point down the road. However, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic, traumatic arthritis, and gout may also be to blame. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which occurs over time and by overuse. Also known as degenerative or "wear-and-tear" arthritis, it's a common problem for many people after they reach middle age, however... it may occur in younger people as well.

In today’s program, Dr. Reminga talks about the different types of arthritis that can affect the feet and ankles and he also talks about the treatments are available. Listen and find out more about this debilitating disease and what to look for if you think that you, or someone you know, may have arthritis in the 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
September 13, 2017
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Warts on the feet are called "Plantar Warts" or "Plantar Verruca" while warts on the hands are referred to as "Palmer Warts". They're caused by a virus and can appear anywhere on the skin. Children, especially teenagers, tend to be more susceptible to warts than adults and some people seem to be immune to warts altogether. Statics say that 25% of the population has a wart or warts at any given time and 1/3 of children in primary school have them. You may wonder why children are more susceptible to warts. Well, there are really two reasons why kids get warts more often than adults. The first is that kids are more likely to be exposed to the virus that causes them in the first place which is also highly contagious. Second, children's' immune systems are generally less developed than those of adults, and they may not have built up an adequate defense against various types of Human Papillomavirus or HPV.

In today’s program, Dr. Reminga reveals interesting information that could be helpful to those suffering with warts on the hands or feet. Dr. Reminga advises what to look for as well as what treatments are effective and what treatments to avoid. Find out more about Plantar and Palmer Warts in this episode of Your Feet Your 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
September 06, 2017
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September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month. Today Dr. Reminga talks about this important subject. Falls in older people are a major public health problem, with one in three people, age 65 and older, falling each year. Falls, most frequently, result in minor injuries such as superficial cuts and abrasions, bruises, and sprains. However, up to 15% of falls result in more serious injury such as head trauma, fractures, dislocations, and lacerations... making falls the leading cause of hospitalization in older people. As you get older, physical changes, health conditions and, sometimes, the medications used to treat those conditions, make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults.

Why are we more likely to falling as we age? Dr. Reminga talks in-depth about this, he says, “As we age people experience a decline in balance and muscle strength in their feet and ankles. This decline, along with visual compromise, increases the risk of falling.” He also explains Intrinsic Factors and Extrinsic Factors that can lead to falling in the elderly.

Research has lead to a connection between foot health and fall risk by showing that people with a history of multiple falls had a significantly higher “foot problem score” than those who had not fallen. Dr. Reminga talks about this “foot health score” and what it is specifically. There are also common foot conditions that contribute to falls such as, bunions, corns, calluses, warts, and any painful foot condition can increase the risk of tripping, slipping, or falling.

Listen to today’s program to find out more about Falls Prevention 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.