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

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
April 23, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga talks about foot health. The American Podiatric Medical Association has declared April, Foot Health Awareness Month. Dr. Daniel Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center in Houghton, is President of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, Northern Division. Dr. Reminga tells us... "You’ll need your feet to carry you an average of 115,000 miles in your lifetime, so avoiding foot problems should be a priority.” In a recent study, over 75% of Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their lives. That's an impressive statistic. Foot pain can have a profound impact on our quality of life. The study also reveals that half of all adults say that foot pain has restricted their activities like... walking, exercising, working, or playing with their grandchildren. For those with chronic foot pain, that number jumps from 50% to to 83%. People in the study also say they would exercise more and participate in more activities if it weren’t for their foot pain. Conditions such as, hammer toes, bunion, heel pain, and arch pain, for example, can all cause pain and discomfort resulting in limited activity and mobility for many people.

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.


By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
April 16, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about men’s and women’s feet. Are there gender differences when it comes to our feet? It may be surprising to you but women’s feet are NOT just smaller versions of men’s feet. There are ACTUAL differences between male and female foot structure.

The differences in physical foot structure is notable between the sexes. Knowing these differences can be helpful. Interestingly, a research study examining the lower leg and foot measurements of 300 men and 500 women in the U.S. Army concluded that there are biologic differences between male and female feet and legs. The study found significant differences in arch shape, arch length, the big toe, and ball of the foot. Women, had a wider forefoot, shorter arch length, and shorter toe bones compared to men. There are also differences in cartilage. It turns out, women’s cartilage is thinner than men's. And, did you know that a hammer toe, which is a deformity that causes your toe to bend or curl downward, is 4-5 times more common in women?

There are numerous differences between men’s and women’s feet. Dr. Reminga lays out these differences and also talks about the foot problems that these difference can cause long term foot pain such as hammer toes, bunions, joint pain, arch pain, neuromas, and corns and calluses for example. Listen to find out more about this interesting subject… The Battle Of The Sexes - Men’s vs Women’s 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
April 10, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about ingrown toenails and debunks some common misconceptions. Ingrown toenails is a condition that Dr. Reminga frequently treats in his office. Statistics reveal that approximately 20% of the US adult population or, over 40 million people, have experienced ingrown toenails. they occur in both men, women, children, and even babies. An ingrown toenail happens when the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh of the toe and… it mostly occurs on the big toe. This causes pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes infection. Chances are… you or someone you know has had an ingrown toenail at some point. Most people’s first reaction when they hear the words “ingrown toenail” is a grimace because of the pain and discomfort associated with it. The truth is… this nail condition affects more people than you think. Ingrown toenails are very common among athletes, as well as the average person.

In today’s show, instead of stating what’s true about ingrown toenails, Dr. Reminga talks about some of the falsehoods concerning this condition. The falsehoods he discusses are….

  1. Falsehood #1: INGROWN TOENAILS ALWAYS GO AWAY ON THEIR OWN.
  2. Falsehood #2: ANTIBIOTICS CAN FIX AN INGROWN TOENAIL.
  3. Falsehood #3: THE PROCEDURE TO CORRECT AN INGROWN TOENAIL IS VERY PAINFUL.
  4. Falsehood #4: MY WHOLE NAIL HAS TO BE REMOVED WHEN TREATING AN INGROWN TOENAIL.
  5. Falsehood #5: CUTTING A NOTCH OR CURVE IN THE NAIL WILL MAKE AN INGROWN TOENAIL GROW CORRECTLY.

Listen to find out more about ingrown toenails in today’s show… The Untrue Truths About Ingrown Toenails. 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
April 07, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about GOOD foods for your feet in the final part-3 of his series, How Food Affects Your Feet. As Dr. Reminga mentioned in a past show, 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. Dr. Reminga says, “There’s a lot I can do to correct foot deformities and help eradicate foot pain, however, there are things that people can do as well to alleviate a problem or prevent it from occurring in the first place and... making better choices about the food we eat is one of them.”

Have you heard these sayings? “You are what you eat”, and “Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food”? There’s a lot of truth to these statements. Your feet benefit from a healthy diet just like the rest of your body. For example, each foot has 26 bones. One quarter of all the bones in the human body are found in the feet. So, it would stand to reason that keeping bones healthy and functioning are important for foot health. Bones need plenty of calcium and Vitamin D to be at their best. Foods that are rich in calcium include milk, yogurt, cheese, leafy greens, broccoli, oranges, and almonds for example. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Foods like fortified dairy products, eggs, and some fish like salmon and sardines contain Vitamin D. Strong bones in the feet help you move and go about your daily activities while handling impact, maintaining balance, and supporting the body so it’s important to make sure your diet is supplying enough Vitamin D and calcium. The foods we eat can either help to nourish our feet which are made of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, soft tissue, and skin or weaken them. Good food choices can also help conditions such as PAD or peripheral artery disease, diabetes and circulatory issues, and inflammation for example.

Listen to find out more about this interesting subject, Foods That Help Foot Pain. 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.