Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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Posts for: December, 2017

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
December 26, 2017
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The New Year is a perfect time to evaluate things and take a long, hard look at yourself and what changes you would like to make as a brand new year begins. What do you think the #1 New Years Resolution is? In today’s program Dr. Reminga answers that question and discusses many foot issues that can interfere with the #1 New Years Resolution. Maybe you want to run a marathon this year, lose weight, or just stay active and enjoy life to the fullest. Having healthy feet, without foot pain, is a large contributor to success in other areas of your life when you want to stay active. Foot pain such as: bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, arch pain, arthritis, joint pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, or plantar fasciitis, can all hinder your plans for an active new year. So, how can you set yourself up for success this year? Listen to today’s program and find out what Dr. Reminga recommends for a New Year without foot pain. You’ll be glad you did! Happy New Year!!

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
December 20, 2017
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In Today’s show, Dr. Reminga talks about the hazards of icy winter conditions and how to avoid slips and spills. We all know that winter weather can affect driving conditions, however winter storms and weather conditions can also impact our personal safety. Something as simple as walking to and from your car can result in injury. One study indicates that the most common injury of those who fall on icy surfaces is back injury followed by wrist fractures and hip fractures. Ankle fractures were also a common injury due to icy falls. The highest incidents of fractures was related to age, with older women topping the list. The emergency rooms are busy in the winter months with 2 million people being treated for slip and fall injuries yeary.

Dr. Reminga's goal in this program is to review some Winter weather safety tips for staying safe while walking on slippery, wet surfaces. Did you know that approximately half of all people injured in slip and fall accidents are walking on level ground? Slipping and falling can happen quickly. Dr. Reminga says, “Foot biomechanics play an important role in support and balance. If you have a foot deformity such as flat feet, for example, your feet and legs aren’t correctly aligned to provide stability & stable footing. Proper foot biomechanics is an important factor in maneuvering confidently on snow and ice.”. He continues to talk about the proper footwear to help prevent injury, how to walk on icy surfaces, and how to fall in the worst case scenario. These are just a few of the topics Dr. Reminga shares in this episode of YOUR FEET YOUR HEALTH. Listen for his expert advice and helpful tips for staying on your feet this Winter.

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
December 12, 2017
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In today’s program Dr. Reming talks about foot and ankle problems that relate to the sport of Hockey. It’s Hockey Season for those who love to play and watch this exciting, fast-paced game. Whether it be minor play, league hockey, local High School hockey, or Michigan Tech college hockey, fans and players are ready to to toe-to-toe with the opponent. Hockey players have a difficult job. They have to balance graceful agility along with effortless skating such as, gliding, turning and pivoting all while on thin skate blades. Getting jostled with aggressive body checks, crashing into fellow players, and sometimes meeting the ice surface with full-on force can be challenging and can also result in injury. So, it’s no surprise that this combination of refined physical activity and aggressive encounters can often lead to foot and ankle injuries for hockey players.

Dr. Reminga states, “Good foot health and function are the foundation of everything else in sports performance, including hockey. Sports is part physical and part psychological. If a player is struggling to push past a plateau in performance, their feet may be the missing piece of the puzzle.” An NHL study shows that foot and ankle dysfunction can significantly alter a skater’s function and limit performance. In today’s program, Dr. Reminga talks about his approach in treating hockey players in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. Listen and find out more about the important role the feet play in the sport of Hockey.

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
December 06, 2017
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December is a busy month for many people and... the holidays place extra demands on our feet. It’s a wonderful time of year to get together with family and friends you haven’t seen in awhile. Along with that... comes hectic shopping, holiday baking and cooking, long hours on your feet, and... more activity in general. With all this activity, our feet can take a beating. A quarter of all the bones in our body are found in the feet along with 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and many muscles and tendons. All this adds up to a lot of moving parts especially this time of year.

So, the question today is… How will your feet survive this Holiday Season? Bunion pain, toe pain, heel pain, or any type of foot pain can often take the joy out of holiday activities. According to a study 83% of consumers said they experience foot pain during the holiday season. So… proper footwear is important but not the only thing to consider. What’s INSIDE your shoe is just as important if not MORE important than the shoe itself.

Dr. Reminga talks about the most common foot problems he treats in his office at Northern Foot Care Center during this time of year. These foot problems include: heel pain, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, shin splints and Achilles tendonitis. All of these foot problems are due to OVERUSE, and… cause pain in the arches, heels, and along the front of the leg. Dr. Reminga continues by providing some helpful information and tips to help manage foot pain during this busy Holiday 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.