Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
September 25, 2018
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Today Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about the shift that is taking place in the choices women are making about their feet. Women are living increasingly active lives these days with more travel and an increased interest in living a casual lifestyle. And as a result, women’s footwear choices are also changing. Back in the day, women wore suits and high heels to their workplace and to church on Sunday for example.

Today however, women are thinking about casual comfort more now than ever. In fact, according to a recent Retail Tracking Survey, in 2017...sales of high heels declined by 11% in the United States while women’s sneaker sales increased by 37% within the same time period. In recent days there has been a “health & wellness lifestyle” shift which has encouraged more technical advancements in today’s footwear to better serve the female consumer and their ever-changing lifestyles. Another report that follows trends also recently reported that women are choosing to dressing-down compared to previous decades… and as a result sales of high heels are in fact suffering. There has been a surge in “heel purges” which means women are ditching their high heels altogether while athletic footwear and sneakers are showing an upward trend-line.

So… what foot problems are shoes creating for women? Well, high heels are one of the biggest offenders. They are notorious for causing foot pain. Haglund’s deformity often develops in women who wear pump-style high heels. The symptoms include a bony bump on the back of the heel, severe pain in the area where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel, or swelling in the bursa... which is the fluid filled sac at the back of the heel. Switching to lower heels will help to avoid problems with the metatarsal bones. In general, the lower you go, the more natural your foot position will be. However, that’s not to say that flat shoes are good for everyone. Depending on the person’s foot biomechanics, a slight heel can be a better choice.

Listen to today’s program to find out more about the A Growing Women’s Movement that is taking place when it comes to the choices women are making about their shoes.

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
September 18, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about how active sports can affect children’s feet. Parents know that their children love to be active. As soon as they start taking those first steps they’re ready for action! The fact is, children are made to move. As they grow, a top priority is running races and chasing balls. In time, children shift that energy to playing sports whether it be on a team or for individual recreation. Sports play a significant role in millions of American children’s lives. The world of sports is an exciting place for kids however, it can be a concern for parents. Inherently, sports requires a substantial amount of running, turning, and human contact. This can easily translate into injuries unfortunately. So, if you have a child actively involved in sports, at some point, they may experience a foot or ankle injury.

As children increase their activities and participate in active sports, injuries to the foot and ankle become common. The facts prove this point. Over 3.5 million children, under the age of 14, are injured during sports each year. In addition, a child’s risk of being injured while playing sports is higher than being injured by falls, burns, or poisonings. Listen to Dr. Reminga as he outlines the types of foot and ankle injuries that can result as a child in involved in active sports. It’s a real shame when a child is sidelined from playing sports at school or with friends due to an injury. Dr. Reminga treats children in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. He has information to share with parents that can help prevent sport injuries from occurring.

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
September 11, 2018
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about thyroid dysfunction and the effects it can have on your feet. Dr. Reminga begins with an overview in regards to Thyroid disease and then talks more specifically about its relationship to the feet. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the lower neck. This gland is largely responsible for a wide range of body activities. For instance, the thyroid gland releases hormones and regulates many aspects of your health such as; your breathing, heart rate, central and peripheral nervous systems such as hands and feet, body weight, muscle strength, menstrual cycles, body temperature, cholesterol levels and much more. And, if you’re a woman over 35, your odds of having a thyroid disorder are quite high… more than 30% according to some estimates. Women are also 5-8 times more likely to have a thyroid problem than men and 1 in 8 women will likely develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.

Why are so many affected by thyroid disease? Interestingly and... unfortunately there are a number of theories but no hard answers. The role of the thyroid gland is so wide-ranging and intricate that it continues to surprise and amaze medical researchers. An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and more than half that number... don’t know it. Listen today’s program as Dr. Reminga discusses the relationship of Thyroid Disease and the effects it can have on 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
September 04, 2018
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about the National observance of Falls Prevention and what it may mean to you. Falls in older people are a major public health problem, with one in three people, age 65 and older, falling each year. Falls most frequently result in minor injuries such as superficial cuts and abrasions, bruises, and sprains. However, up to 15% of falls result in more serious injury such as head trauma, fractures, dislocations, and lacerations... making falls the leading cause of hospitalization in older people. As you get older, physical changes, health conditions and, sometimes, the medications used to treat those conditions, make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Furthermore, in the US, falls are responsible for two-thirds of deaths from unintentional injury, making falls a larger contributor to mortality in older people… more than motor vehicle accidents.

Why are we more likely to falling as we age? Elderly people often experience a decline in balance and muscle strength in their feet and ankles as they age. This decline, along with visual compromise… increases the risk of falling. Recently, the emergence of significant research has prioritized foot and ankle health when it comes to fall prevention in the elderly. These research studies have reported a relationship between foot problems and an increased risk of falls in the elderly. Dr. Reminga discusses the types of foot and ankle injuries that can result from falling and provides some helpful insight regarding this very important topic. Listen to today’s program if you are elderly or if you know someone who could be at risk of falling.

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.