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: April, 2018

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
April 24, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Daniel Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center answers the question… Why Do I Have Arch Pain? When we're on our feet, our arches are the primary structures, of our bodies, that absorb and return force. When this support structure is altered, pain and injury may result. There are many causes of arch pain. Direct force trauma, ligament sprains, muscle strains, poor biomechanical alignment,stress fractures, overuse, inflammatory arthritis, or, the tightness or lack of tightness of the joints in the foot may all cause pain in the arch.

Dr. Reminga talks about the causes of arch pain such as… injury to the plantar fascia resulting in plantar fasciitis, sprains to the arch, bruising, and stress fractures. Another cause of arch pain that he discusses is the genetic component which can often be overlooked. At the end of the show, Dr. Reminga, has an interesting test for listeners called The Wet Foot Test. Learn about your arches as Dr. Reminga answers the question... Why Do I Have Arch Pain?

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
April 18, 2018
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In today’s show, Dr. Daniel Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about heel spurs. Bone is a living tissue that can change and grow over time. Bone spurs... are bony projections that develop along the edge of bones. They often form where bones meet each other at your joints and are often referred to as osteophytes. You may be wondering… What on earth causes bone spurs to form?

A bone spur starts to form when the body tries to repair itself by building extra bone. The extra bone typically starts to form in response to pressure, rubbing, or stress that is persistent over a long period of time. This is the bodies normal response to repair itself. In addition, some bone spurs develop over time as part of the aging process. The slippery cartilage tissue that normally covers the ends of the bones, within the joints, breaks down and wears away. When it comes to the feet, bone spurs form in response to repetitive activities such as running, power walking, and other "over-use" activities that put stress on the feet. Carrying extra weight or wearing shoes that fit poorly can also encourage the development of bone spurs. Interestingly, there aren't any typical or obvious symptoms associated with bone spurs in the feet. That's why they can be misdiagnosed. Diagnosing this disorder can be difficult if not looked at carefully.

Listen to Dr. Reminga’s interesting and informative discussion about the bothersome and painful foot condition. If you have a bone spur, today’s show may “spur” you on to make a appointment with Dr. Reminga at Northern Foot Care Center.

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
April 10, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr Daniel Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, reminds us that April is Foot Health Awareness Month. Did you know that you’ll need your feet to carry you an average of 115,000 miles in your lifetime? Avoiding foot problems should be a priority. In a recent study, over 75% of Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their lives. That's an impressive statistic. Foot pain can have a profound impact on our quality of life. The study also reveals that half of all adults say that foot pain has restricted their activities like... walking, exercising, working, or playing with their grandchildren. For those with chronic foot pain, that number jumps from 50% to to 83%. People in the study also say they would exercise more and participate in more activities if it weren’t for their foot pain.

Here are a few foot health tips from Dr. Reminga…

  • Inspect your feet regularly
  • Pay attention to changes in color and temperature of your feet
  • Look for thick or discolored nails
  • Check for cracks or cuts in the skin
  • Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet could indicate athletes foot
  • Any growth on the foot is not considered normal
  • Wash your feet regularly, between the toes, and dry them completely
  • Trim toenails straight across
  • Persons with diabetes, poor circulation or heart problems should not treat their own feet... they are more prone to infection
  • Make sure that your shoes fit properly
  • Replace worn out shoes
  • Wear the right shoe for the activity that you are engaged in
  • Alternate shoes—don't wear the same pair of shoes every day
  • Avoid walking barefooted—to prevent injury and infection
  • Use sunblock on feet when exposed
  • Beware of home remedies for feet, this can turn a minor problem into a major one
  • It's vital that Diabetics get their feet checked annually

And...

  • Don't ignore foot pain, it's not normal

Listen to today’s show and find out how proper detection, intervention, and care, can lessen or prevent most foot and ankle problems.

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.