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: July, 2018

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
July 24, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about the loss of hair on your toes and what it could mean to your overall health. Hair on the toes is often something women, more than men, want to get rid of. With Summer sandal season, many women don’t like the appearance of hairy toes. Dr. Reminga discusses this seemingly insignificant topic and why it’s more important than you may think.

Our culture encourages women to get rid of unwanted hair and... hair on the toes are no exception. However, toes that are totally devoid of hair can be a problem. Our feet give us signals that can be be an indication of bigger health concerns and hairless toes can be one of those signals. For example, if the heart is struggling to pump enough blood to our feet and ankles problems with circulation will result. The body’s circulatory system brings oxygenated blood from the heart through the arteries, which are pathways both inside and outside the bones, to the legs and feet. When blood is able to travel easily to the feet and provide nourishment that supports the growth of hair on the toes this is a signal that arteries are healthy and allow blood to flow freely from the heart to the toes.

Hairless feet or toes can be a red flag for vascular disease, for example, which can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Beneath the skin, hair follicles are kept alive by the blood flowing to them through veins and arteries. Over time, plaque builds up in arteries, clogging them and cutting off blood flow. As a result, all the little blood vessels under the skin die off, killing the hair follicles. Dr. Reminga discusses other health issues that can be detected early when hairless toes are first noticed such as, peripheral vascular disease, PAD, and PVD. Listen to today’s program to learn more 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
July 16, 2018
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, continues to answer listener’s questions in Part 2 of Ask The Doctor. Last week started this series and today Dr. Reminga continues along the same lines with some unique and interesting questions and concerns that listener’s have about their feet.

The first question from a listener is… I’m a 54 year old woman and I’ve never had swollen feet in my life but just recently my feet started swelling. I’m a little concerned. Swollen ankle and swollen feet are fairly common and usually not cause for concern particularly if you’ve been standing or walking more than usual. But feet and ankles that stay swollen or are accompanied by other symptoms could signal a more serious health concern. Dr. Reminga discusses possible causes of this listener’s concern such as… ankle sprain, systemic issues, venous insufficiency, infection, blood clots, heart, liver, or kidney disease, and hypothyroid or low thyroid for example. Dr. Reminga even answers a question about nail polish and the harm it can cause to your toenails.

This is just a sampling of the questions Dr. Reminga addresses in part 2 of Ask The Doctor. When listening to today’s program, you may find answers to a question you have about your 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
July 10, 2018
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In today's program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, begins a 2-Part Series providing answers to questions from listeners about their foot concerns. There are always interesting questions that are asked by the listeners of Dr. Reminga’s weekly radio show.

In Part 1 of the series, Dr. Reminga answers a listener's question about heel pain and identifies the possible causes of this painful condition. He discusses the various types of heel pain such as heel calluses, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and diabetic foot complications.

Another listener asks Dr. Reminga to answer their question about ingrown toenails and the best way to cut toenails correctly. The answer to this question will be helpful to anyone that cuts their own nails. Dr. Reminga cautions diabetics to call his office for this type of treatment due to the possible complications that diabetics can encounter such as cuts and infections.

Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of this “Ask The Doctor” series. Next week, in Part 2, Dr. Reminga answers listener’s questions about the sudden onset of swollen feet, polishing your toenails, and other interesting topics.

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
July 03, 2018
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Today Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about Summer flip-flops and if they are a good or bad summer footwear choice. Statistically, the Summer Season is when foot problems and foot injuries reach their peak. There are many reason for this and today Dr. Reminga’s going to to talk about this statistic when it comes to your footwear choice.

It’s reasonable to think that people have more foot problems in the summer for the simple reason that our feet are exposed more. Summer is the season where our feet feel liberated! We free them from shoes, boots and socks. We also enjoy the freedom of fresh air and warm temperatures. Along with that comes lighter footwear and in some instances...no footwear at all. Going barefoot is all too common in the Summertime and when wearing sandals, flip-flops are one of the worst offenders. The minimal support and protection that flip- flops offer contributes to Summer’s most common foot and ankle injuries. These foot and ankle problems include overuse injuries, tendonitis, hammer toes, bunions, and stress fractures for example. In addition, because you carry your foot differently in flip-flops, than you do in more supportive shoes, a person can literally change the entire way they walk which can trigger pain and problems in other areas of the body, such as… the ankles, knees, hips, back, and all the way up to the neck and head.

If you love wearing Summer Flip Flops and also suffer from foot or ankle pain and discomfort or you just like this Summer fashion footwear choice you will want to listen to Dr. Reminga explains why Summer Flip Flops may be killing your 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.