Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
June 26, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about children and how the active summer season affects their feet. With Summer officially here… the level of outdoor activity increases for children. Along with that comes the risk of injury to the feet and ankles. It turns out that foot and ankle injuries are quite common in children and adolescents… even more-so in kids who are very active and participate in organized sports.

With all the activities outdoors, it’s important for parents to keep their children’s feet protected. When children play outside, make sure they are wearing shoes. It’s awfully tempting for kids to run outside barefoot in the summer however, puncture wounds are more common in the summer months for this reason. Children can have what is called overuse syndrome in their feet and ankles during the summer or anytime of year for that matter especially if they are involved in sports. What is overuse syndrome? This is a term used to describe damage and pain caused by repetitive movement and overuse to a bone, muscle ligament or tendon without allowing time for the body to heal. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in overuse injuries in children, which is associated with sports-related activities. In past studies, overuse injuries were observed more in mature athletes, however now they are becoming more recognized in pre-adolescents because the intensity level of children’s sports has increased over the years.

If parents are at all concerned about their child’s feet, a call to Dr. Reminga’s office at Northern Foot Care Center, is the best course of action. 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
June 18, 2019
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In today’s program, Dr. Daniel Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about a painful condition called Shin Splints. When saying the two words… SHIN SPLINTS, most people grimace if they’ve ever had them. It strikes a chord of fear in the heart of a runner, active sports enthusiast, athlete, dancer, or military recruit. Shin splints can also cause problems for those with high arches and overpronation or flat feet. Medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints often occur in those that have recently intensified or changed their routines. They’re the result of repetitive stress on the shinbone, and connecting tissues attaching the muscle to the bone. If you have shin splints you may notice tenderness, soreness or pain along the inner side of your shinbone and some mild swelling in the lower leg may occur. At first the pain might stop when you’re at rest. Eventually, however, the pain can become continuous leading to a more serious problem such as a stress fractures which are tiny cracks in the bone.

Dr. Reminga says, “Shin splints can happen to anyone, however, this time of year with outdoor sports and activities increasing, shin splints are a common condition that I see. With baseball players for example, the rapid changing movements associated with the sport places great pressure on the feet and ankles. Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repetitive motions lead to shin splints and other foot related injuries among baseball player. I see runners as well in my office. If you’re a runner, chances are you’ve experienced the sharp, throbbing pain in the front of your lower leg knows as shin splints which are one of the most common running injuries.” Dr. Reminga goes on to provide some helpful tips to prevent and treat shin splints.

Listen to today’s program as Dr. Reminga talks about shin splints. 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 problems, 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
June 11, 2019
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In today’s program, Dr. Daniel Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about the skin on the heels of our feet and what can be done about dry, cracked heels. With warmer weather our boots become a distant memory as sandals and lightweight shoes are the footwear of choice. With this switch comes more exposed skin on our feet which may reveal dry cracked heels. If you enjoy the freedom of wearing sandals as the weather warms up, it can be a little shocking though to see what lies beneath those winter layers. The problem with dry, cracked heels is that it can develop into painful fissures or openings if left untreated. For some, dry heels may only present a nuisance however, for others, further problems can result such as infections and ulcerations.

One of the main causes of this condition is the dry air with little humidity however there are numerous other factors that can impact the skin on your heels. Common causes are age, psoriasis or skin related conditions, diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency, and excessive weight for example.

Listen to today’s program as Dr. Reminga talks about dry, cracked heels. 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
June 04, 2019
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In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, enters the discussion with parents about the importance of early detection when it comes to their children's feet. Some people take their feet for granted... that is, until foot pain or foot and ankle problems limit their activity. If you're a runner for example... your worst nightmare is a foot or ankle injury. What many runner's don't know is that their foot issues could have been prevented at an early age by preventing and treating their foot and ankle issues in their early developmental stages Sometimes parents think that kids will eventually outgrow foot pain, thinking it's "growing pains." As there is not such thing as growing pains, foot pain in children is nothing to ignore. In reality, studies show that kids who suffer from foot pain early on, have a HIGH probability of experiencing foot problems throughout adulthood. These problems may negatively affect their performance in running, sports, and engaging in normal activities with their peers. If ignored, a preventable problem could result in bigger, more serious problems down the road.

Dr. Reminga says, “I realize this may sound simplistic, but parents should have their children's feet evaluated by calling our office as EARLY as possible. This adage is true and I say it often... ‘Prevention is better than correction’. One of the most common conditions that I see in my office in young children is Flexible Flat Foot. This disorder is caused by a foot that doesn't become rigid with age. I want to stress that this is a condition children don't outgrow and problems that stem from the disorder don't always emerge right away or appear in the foot. Proper evaluation is key as the child matures.” Dr. Reminga goes on to provide tips for parents in what to look for as children mature.

This is an information packed show, full of helpful information for parents. Listen as Dr. Reminga talks about early detection when it come to children’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 problems, 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.