Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
March 26, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, continues with part-2 of a 3-part series about the foods we eat and how they affect our feet. Last week he talked about foods that cause inflammation in the body and how inflammation is a significant risk factor for chronic conditions and disease such as...heart disease, diabetes, and obesity... which can all cause foot problems. Today, Dr. Reminga talks about Arthritis and how the foods you eat relate to this condition. A key point to remember in this discussion is that, when you have arthritis, your body is in an “inflammatory state”.

Inflammation is a kind of “defense mechanism” in the body. It’s the body’s attempt to “self-protect” and remove harmful stimuli and abnormal cell growth. Inflammation assists the body in healing injured tissues. It’s a good-thing when inflammation functions properly, however.. when inflammation persists, it then requires the body to recruit “extra help” to protect the cells that are fighting off infection and injured tissues. When this “extra help” is called on for long periods of time… too much inflammation destroys healthy tissue and triggers disease. As stated earlier, when you have ARTHRITIS, your body is in an “inflammatory state” and what you eat can increase inflammation.

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. There are more than 100 forms of arthritis which can cause pain and stiffness in any joint of the body… unfortunately, many of these forms of arthritis are very common in the small joints of the feet and ankles. If you have arthritis, chances are you feel the painful effects in your feet. Dr. Reminga talks specific foods to avoid if you have arthritis. Some of these foods are sugar, high fructose corn syrup, refined, sugar, and saturated fats for example.

Listen to find out more about this interesting subject, The Worst Food For Arthritis. 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
March 19, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, begins a 3 part series about the food we eat and the effects food has on our feet. Have you heard these sayings… “You are what you eat”, “Food is fuel”, “A healthy outside starts with a healthy inside” and, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food”? It kind of stops me in my tracks when I really think about it. Think about it this way, everything you consume and put in your body will impact you one way or... another. When we think about the foods we eat, we most often associate a healthy diet with heart health and weight loss, however, it shouldn’t stop there. Most people don’t think about how their diet can affect other parts of their body…INCLUDING their feet. So, the question to keep in mind throughout this series is… Can nutrition play a role in the development and treatment of foot conditions?

The truth is… the foods we eat play an important role in our overall health and can affect different parts of the body and our feet are no exception. There isn’t a particular food that has a DIRECT impact on your feet. however, the foods you consume can cause health issues, such as joint pain, poor blood flow, and nerve damage for example. All of these conditions play a part in your foot health. Being mindful of the types of foods you consume can significantly help or hinder foot pain.

Dr. Reminga talks about and defines INFLAMMATION. Medical research suggests that what we eat can affect inflammation in the body. This is significant because inflammation is a risk factor for many chronic conditions and diseases that affect the feet. When inflammation persists, it then requires the body to recruit extra help to protect the cells that are fighting off infection and injured tissues. When this “extra help” is called on for long periods of time, it can then start to destroy healthy tissue and trigger disease.

Listen to find out more about this interesting subject about how food affects our 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
March 12, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about home remedies for foot pain and the things you can do to help soothe feet and relieve discomfort. There are at-home treatments that can be effective when foot pain strikes. Not every type of foot pain has a home remedy however today Dr. Reminga is going to share some tips that could be helpful in reducing discomfort from sore, aching feet.

Dr. Reminga starts by saying, “Whether it’s in my office or at home, I want people to get help and information when it comes to their feet. Too often, I hear from patients that they didn’t think there was anything that could be done to help their foot problem and thinking they would have to just live with it. If anyone has ever told you this… they are just plain wrong. There is help and answers for anyone suffering with foot or ankle pain.” So, aside from treatments that need to be done at Dr. Reminga’s office, what are some in-home foot remedies? The good news is that there are many ways to soothe sore, tired feet at home.

When it comes to home remedies, a combination of efforts can really help to rejuvenate your feet. So, the first thing you can do at home is.. USE MOIST HEAT. Oftentimes, aching feet are simply the result of over-stressed, over-used, muscles and connective tissue due to excessive activity or from weight-bearing. One of the best at-home remedies for relaxing these muscles and tissues is a foot bath. Another at-home remedy is… ICING. Ice therapy is one of the most useful home remedies for foot pain. When used properly, icing can reduce soreness, swelling, and promote muscle health. A third in-home remedy is… STRETCHING. There’s a saying that goes… When in doubt, stretch it out. Stretching is the easiest way to relieve tension and pain in the feet. After a long day, a good stretch can do wonders. Keeping your feet flexible and strong are keys to avoiding foot pain. Walking regularly for exercise is one of the best ways to keep your feet limber and healthy.

Listen to find out more about this interesting subject about at-home remedies for tired, sore, aching 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
March 05, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about Raynaud’s… what it is, who gets it, and what to do about it. Raynaud’s is considered a rare disease that affects the fingers and toes however, mostly likely you already know something about this condition. The reason is... here in the Copper Country, we live in a cold-weather climate for a large part of the year. Dr. Reminga says that he treats Raynaud’s patients in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. People with Raynaud’s are known to have attacks in response to cold temperatures or stressful circumstances. Many of us experience numbness in our fingers and toes after exposure to extremely cold temperatures; however, for those who live with Raynaud’s… cold conditions or emotional stress, such as anxiety or anger, can trigger an attack.

Raynaud’s is characterised by episodic attacks, called, Vasospastic Attacks, that causes the blood vessels to constrict in the fingers and toes. During a Raynaud's attack, the arteries become very narrow for a brief period. As a result, little or no blood flows to affected areas. Raynaud’s can occur on its own or… link to another condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma or lupus, multiple sclerosis, or other connective tissue diseases. The name “Raynaud’s Disease” has been recently changed to “Raynaud’s” by itself. It can be referred to as “primary” and “secondary”. There is no known cause in 9 out of 10 cases. It affects women more than men between the ages of 15 and 30… and women are affected more who live in colder climates. Interestingly, family history factors in… over 30% of those with Raynaud’s have an immediate family member with the condition. Secondary, “Raynaud’s Syndrome” represents fewer than 1 in 10 cases and is associated with an underlying cause, disease, or...in response to a medication, such as over-the- counter drugs with pseudoephedrine, beta blockers and even birth control medications.

Raynaud’s should be taken seriously. Prevention is the BEST defense. Listen to find out more about this interesting subject. 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.