Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
December 20, 2017
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In Today’s show, Dr. Reminga talks about the hazards of icy winter conditions and how to avoid slips and spills. We all know that winter weather can affect driving conditions, however winter storms and weather conditions can also impact our personal safety. Something as simple as walking to and from your car can result in injury. One study indicates that the most common injury of those who fall on icy surfaces is back injury followed by wrist fractures and hip fractures. Ankle fractures were also a common injury due to icy falls. The highest incidents of fractures was related to age, with older women topping the list. The emergency rooms are busy in the winter months with 2 million people being treated for slip and fall injuries yeary.

Dr. Reminga's goal in this program is to review some Winter weather safety tips for staying safe while walking on slippery, wet surfaces. Did you know that approximately half of all people injured in slip and fall accidents are walking on level ground? Slipping and falling can happen quickly. Dr. Reminga says, “Foot biomechanics play an important role in support and balance. If you have a foot deformity such as flat feet, for example, your feet and legs aren’t correctly aligned to provide stability & stable footing. Proper foot biomechanics is an important factor in maneuvering confidently on snow and ice.”. He continues to talk about the proper footwear to help prevent injury, how to walk on icy surfaces, and how to fall in the worst case scenario. These are just a few of the topics Dr. Reminga shares in this episode of YOUR FEET YOUR HEALTH. Listen for his expert advice and helpful tips for staying on your feet this Winter.

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.

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