Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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Posts for: January, 2019

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
January 29, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about foot pain located on top of the foot. Pain on top of the foot may seem like an unusual location, especially if no obvious injury has occurred. While many forms of foot pain come from joints and tendons, occasionally the source of foot pain can be a nerve that is irritated or from a health condition that leads to nerve damage. When nerves are irritated or damaged, there is typically a burning, shooting, or stabbing pain. The pain will often occur spontaneously, even when resting.

What foot problems cause pain on top of the foot? Well, there are a few causes, one for example, is Extensor Tendonitis, which is an inflammation of the tendons in your feet. The extensor tendons are found in your hands... which help you move your fingers, thumbs, and wrists. And… they are also found in your feet. The extensor tendons attach the muscles at the front of your leg to the toes and run across the top of the foot. The tendons branch out to the big toe and the other toes and function to pull the toes and feet upwards away from the ground. A significant feature about the extensor tendons on the feet is that they have very little padding to protect them from irritation and injury. The only thing that protects them is a thin layer of skin on the top of the foot. So, these tendons have an important job and they’re located in a very vulnerable location on the feet.

Are there other conditions that cause pain on the top of the foot? Yes, a condition called “nerve entrapment” may cause shooting, burning pain, or sensitivity on the top of the foot as well. This is often due to excess pressure on the nerve from a tight shoe. Nerve entrapment or nerve compression occurs when a nerve is squeezed or compacted. Accidents such as sprains, fractures, and broken bones can also cause nerve entrapment. In addition, certain medical conditions can trigger or make you more susceptible to nerve entrapment syndromes.

Listen to find out more about these interesting subjects. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

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
January 22, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about the shoes you’re wearing and...what the bottoms of your shoes may be telling you. The bottom of your shoes can really tell a story. Have you looked at the bottom of your shoes lately? Well, it turns out that our shoes can do more than help us run a race or put the finishing touches on an outfit. They can also alert us to problems with our feet. So, go ahead and flip your shoes over and take a look.

In general there are 4 types of shoe patterns to be aware of. And keep in mind that it takes several weeks or months for wear patterns to establish on the bottoms of your shoes. Dr. Reminga discusses the 4 types of shoe wear patterns and what these patterns tell you about your feet such as, do you have one leg longer than the other? Do you have hip, back, or knee pain? In addition, Dr. Reminga says that people with a torn ACL, which is a main ligament in the knee, often show uneven wear on the bottom of their shoes. As well as those people with degenerative discs in the spine. They can show extreme wear patterns on one shoe. Even a pinched nerve in the spine can create a heavier drag on one side of the body. Whatever, the source... a biomechanical misalignment of the body is occurring and shows up as a wear pattern on the bottom of your shoes. Dr. Reminga goes on to ask this question…. Are your shoes tipping inward when laying flat on a tabletop? If they are tipping inward, it’s likely you pronate or have a flat foot. Or, if your shoes are tipping outward you may supinate or have a supinator pattern. With this type of foot pattern a person doesn’t absorb shock very well. Runners with high arches, that show a supinator pattern, often need the help of corrective inserts to prevent injuries and correct their structural issues.

Listen to find out more about these interesting subjects. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

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
January 15, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, continues his 2-part series responding to listener's questions and provides answers to a variety of foot related concerns. Maybe you’ll find answers to some of the questions that you have about your feet. Be sure to listen to last week’s show to learn more about the foot problems you may be experiencing.

Here are some of the questions that Dr. Reminga answers in Part 2 of this series…

  1. “I’ve been having pain on the bottom of my foot in the arch area. I’m in my 50’s and this pain just started recently. I’m wondering what’s causing it?”
  2. “My feet and hands are constantly cold even when wearing socks and shoes. What’s causing this?”
  3. “My big toe is sore. I don’t remember injuring it so I’m not sure what’s going on.”

When answering these questions, Dr. Reminga talks about foot conditions such as, arch pain, common foot problems for runners and athletes, aging feet, feet over 50, heel pain, fat padding on the bottom of the feet, muscle weakness, weak tendons and ligaments, plantar fasciitis, inflamed plantar fascia, foot pain in the morning, cold feet, circulation problems, reduced blood flow, poor circulation, Raynaud’s Syndrome, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, frostbite, Thyroid Disease, Hypothyroid, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy, arthritis, gout, painful big toe, sprains and fractures, and much more.

Listen to find out more about these interesting subjects. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

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
January 09, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, begins a 2-part series responding to listener's questions and provides answers to a variety of foot related concerns. Maybe you’ll find answers to some of the questions that you have about your feet.

Here are some of the questions that Dr. Reminga answers in Part 1 of this series…

  1. “I have dark brownish spots on my feet, ankles, and lower legs… what causes this and should I be concerned?”
  2. “I’ve been having pain on the bottom of my foot in the area under my toes. It’s worse when I stand...and I get a shooting pain. What should I do?”
  3. “Lately I’ve been getting toe cramps and they’re very uncomfortable. I’m wondering what’s causing them?”

When answering these questions, Dr. Reminga talks about foot conditions such as, venous stasis, metatarsalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, numb and tingling feet, burning pain on the ball of the foot, sharp and shooting pain, foot cramps, twinges and spasms, foot cramps, mineral deficiencies and much more.

Listen to find out more about these interesting subjects and tune in next week for Part 2 of... What's On Your Mind About Your Feet. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

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
January 07, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about foot conditions that relate to winter weather. Cold, winter weather can cause many foot related problems. The risk increases as people participate in a wide range of winter sports such as... skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey, figure skating, snowmobiling, and ice fishing for example.

What are the cold-weather foot problems people may experience?
Chilblains, or sometimes called Pernio, is a cold-weather condition that appears as small, itchy, painful lumps that develop on the skin. They develop as an abnormal response to cold. Chilblains tend to occur on areas of the body that easily become cold... such as, your toes, fingers, nose, and earlobes. Chilblains are quite common. It's not clear why some people get them when their skin gets cold.
Raynaud's Phenomenon can be another worrisome winter foot condition. Raynaud's is brought on by very cold temperatures that cause small blood vessels to spasm and tighten which in turn... limits circulation in the extremities, such as the feet and hands. The lack of blood supply to the extremities can cause pain, blistering, and discoloration.
Skier's Toe can be another worrisome Winter foot condition. If you look down at your feet and see a black toenail, you may have skier's toe or medically known as "subungual hematoma". The dark color is caused by bleeding under the toenail. It can be painful due to the pulsing that is felt from the pressure build-up against the nail. A one-time trauma or the repetitive use of shoes or ski boots can cause this condition.

Dr. Reminga shares more information about the effects that Winter has on our feet. Listen to find out more about this interesting subject and to help keep you safe this Winter. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problem, Dr. Reminga can help.

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.