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: June, 2018

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
June 26, 2018
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, discusses children and how the active summer season affects their feet. The level of outdoor activity increases for children in the Summer Season. Along with that comes the risk of injury to the feet and ankles. It turns out that foot and ankle injuries are quite common in children and adolescents and even more-so in kids who are very active and participate in organized sports.

With all the activities outdoors… it’s important for parents to keep their children’s feet protected. When children play outside, make sure they are wearing shoes. It’s awfully tempting for kids to run outside barefoot in the summer however, puncture wounds are more common in the summer months for this reason. The risk of infection from those wounds can be a concern as well.

Children can have what’s called overuse syndrome in their feet and ankles during the summer, especially if they are involved in sports. Dr. Reminga defines overuse syndrome and talks about this condition during this program. If you have active children and want to know more about how to protect their feet during the Summer or anytime of year, listen to this interesting and informative show about Foot & Ankle Injuries In Kids.

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
June 19, 2018
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In today's program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks us about the pros and cons of Barefoot Running. There are those that believe barefoot running is a possible alternative or training adjunct to running with shoes. Needless to say, there are abundant opinions, studies, and analysis about the possible health benefits of barefoot running. However, the jury is still out in regards to running without shoes. Research has not yet adequately shed light on the immediate and long-term effects of this approach to running.

Barefoot running has been touted with improving strength and balance, while promoting a more natural running style. However, there are risks to barefoot running including a lack of protection, which may lead to injuries with increased stress on the lower extremities.

Suddenly running barefoot can be quite a shock to the foot and require a slow adaptation phase. But that isn't the only concern about shoe-less running. Barefoot Running may increase Achilles tendonitis and calf strain and can also increase plantar pain. The bottom of the feet, or the plantar surface, for most people is soft and tender. Going without a stiff-soled shoe may initially cause plantar pain, or in those susceptible, increase the risk of plantar fasciitis.

Listen to today’s program to where Dr. Reminga takes a look at the pros and cons of this practice and also weigh-in with his view barefoot running.

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
June 12, 2018
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about the skin on the heels of our feet and what can be done about dry, cracked heels. With warmer weather our boots become a distant memory as sandals and lightweight shoes are the footwear of choice. With this switch comes more exposed skin on our feet which may reveal dry cracked heels. Dr. Reminga says, “Cracked heels are a common problem and one that I see frequently in my office. The problem with this condition is that it can develop into painful fissures or openings if left untreated. For some... dry heels may only present a nuisance however, for others... further problems can result such as infections and ulcerations.”

One of the main causes of this condition is dry air with little humidity however there are numerous other factors that can impact the skin on your heels. Common causes are… age, psoriasis or skin related conditions, diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency, and excessive weight for example. Dr. Reminga goes has some interesting and helpful information to share about each of these causes. The two biggest risk factors for cracked heels are diabetes and obesity. Diabetics are likely to experience this condition because damage to the nerves in the feet from uncontrolled blood sugars can cause dry skin. With obesity… the chances of having cracked heels increases due to the fact that there is more weight on the heel pads, which causes the skin to expand out further than it can normally tolerate.

Listen to today’s program to learn more about dry cracked heels as Dr. Reminga Cracks The Code on this bothersome skin condition.

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
June 06, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about leg conditions and why you shouldn’t ignore leg pain. At one time or another we all experience tired achy legs. The causes can be different for different people. It can be due to standing or sitting for extended periods, a strenuous workout, or a long walk that we aren’t used to. If your legs occasionally ache, it could just be tired muscles, however, if the aches and pains persist, it may be time to take a closer look at what’s causing the discomfort.

There are instances where leg aches and pains can be the sign of a more serious medical condition. In general, the feeling of tired, heavy, aching legs is more likely to occur in women, especially as they get older. The condition can sometimes be hereditary and is more likely to occur in people who are overweight and in those that sit or stand for prolonged periods during their day and smokers.

Leg pain is most commonly brought on by problems with bones, joints, or muscles, blood vessels, soft tissue or skin infections and peripheral nerves. There are numerous causes of leg pain and discomfort that need further attention such as… shin splints, tendonitis, muscle cramps, broken bone, a sprained joint, blood clots or DVT, varicose veins, peripheral artery disease or PAD, diabetic neuropathy, and cholesterol lowering medications for example. In today’s program, Dr. Reminga examines each of these cases and provides some very helpful information for those bothered by or suffering from Achy, Sore, or Painful Legs.

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.