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: February, 2018

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
February 27, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about the weight we carry around each day and how our body weight affects our feet. When you think about your feet you soon realize that they are a very important part of the body. They really are a powerhouse that keeps us mobile, active and self-sufficient. Given that they bear the weight of your entire body as they carry you through your daily routine, it’s not surprising that being overweight can lead to foot problems. Mary Ann, studies show that there is a correlation between a person’s weight and foot pain.

What happens to the feet with these extra pounds? Well, for example, the connective tissues in the feet stretch out, the natural fat pads found on the bottom of the feet compress and flatten out making it difficult for the muscles to work efficiently. When a person is overweight, there’s an increased pressure on the ankles, knees, hips, and the feet. This pressure can lead to various types of foot pain such as… plantar fasciitis, arch pain, foot pain in the ball of the foot, tendon inflammation, arthritis, as well as fractures and sprains of the feet and ankles as well as knee, hip, and back pain. Once the feet are affected by extra bodyweight the rest of the body starts to come into play due to an “off-set” of the bodies biomechanical function. The feet are our base… once they are altered due to excess weight, other areas of the body can be affected. Oftentimes, foot problems develop from the changes in posture caused by carrying too much weight. In these cases the knees tend to come closer together while walking, which shifts the body weight to the insides of the feet causing overpronation.

Dr. Reminga has an in-depth conversation about overpronation, which is a flattening of the feet or rolling inward. He also discusses many other foot conditions that can be caused, or aggravated by, excess body weight. Listen to today’s program to learn more about “A Weighty Subject”.

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
February 21, 2018
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about Raynaud’s disorder which cause some areas of the body, such as fingers and toes, to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress. With Raynaud’s, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin can narrow which then limits blood circulation to affected areas such as the hands and feet. Dr. Reminga talks about primary and secondary Raynaud’s as well as who gets Raynaud’s and what to do about it if you have this condition. It’s considered a rare disease. Many people experience numbness in their fingers and toes after exposure to extremely cold temperatures, however, for those who live with Raynaud’s, cold conditions or extreme stress, such as anxiety, can trigger an attack.

Raynaud’s is triggered by episodic attacks, or Vasospastic Attacks, that cause blood vessels to constrict in the fingers and toes. During these attacks, the arteries become very narrow or a brief period causing little or no blood to reach the affected areas. Raynaud’s can be linked to other conditions, such as… rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma or lupus, multiple sclerosis, or other connective tissue diseases. It can also occur on its own without a link to another condition.

Listen to today’s program to learn more about Raynaud’s. You will be sure to learn something new 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.


By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
February 13, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about the differences and similarities between men’s and women’s feet. Does gender matter when it comes to our feet? It may surprise you to know that women’s feet are not just smaller versions of men’s feet. There are unique differences between the two foot structures. Dr. Reming describes the differences and knowing how men’s and women’s feet are different could be helpful. Interestingly, a U. S. Army study that examined the lower leg and foot points out that there are biologic differences between the sexes when looking at foot structure. The study found significant differences in arch shape, the big toe, arch length, and toe bones. These are just a few of the differences that the study revealed.

Dr. Reminga goes into further detail about the interesting differences between men’s and women’s feet and also relates these differences to shoe selection. Dr. Reminga states, “A large percentage of women wear shoes that are too small for their feet”. Why is this a common occurrence? Dr. Reminga answers this question along with other revealing information such as foot odor. The answer to this topic, that is linked to scientific data, may surprise you. Listen to another interesting program as Dr. Reminga explains the differences between men’s and women’s feet… The Battle of The Sexes.

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
February 06, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center in Houghton, talks about the most common foot problems that people experience. You may have heard about top ten lists for many things including…. Top 10 Automobiles for 2018, Top 10 Bizarre Hairstyles, and Top 10 List For Top 10 Lists! Well, you get the idea. These lists are of little consequence, however, Dr. Reminga talk about a Top 10 List that DOES have significance due to the fact that over 80% of Americans will experience a foot problem at some point in their lifetime. Dr. Reminga’s Top 10 List will be of particular interest if you or someone you know has a foot problem or may develop foot pain at some point in the future.

Dr. Reminga’s Top 10 List Of Foot Problems

  1. Bunions
  2. Plantar Fasciitis
  3. Heel Spurs
  4. Osteoarthritis
  5. Achilles Tendonitis
  6. Hammer Toes
  7. Morton’s Neuroma
  8. Shin Splints
  9. Plantar Warts
  10. Ingrown Toenails

Dr. Reminga talks about each foot problem on the list. For example, did you know that Morton’s Neuroma occurs 10 times more in females than in male? And, Osteoarthritis is most often seen in people over 60 years old? Listen today’s program, you will find it interesting and you may even find yourself on Dr. Reminga’s Top 10 List.

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.