Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Foot Doctor Houghton, MI
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Houghton, MI 49931 US
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
May 19, 2016
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In today's program, Dr. Reminga talks about how our family history is revealed in our feet. Thinks about this... do you have the same eye and hair color as many of your family members? Are there physical characteristics in your family that are referred to as "family traits"... for example, the shape of your nose, your height and stature, or the texture of your hair... for example? Well... the same thing can happen with diseases and the body's skeletal muscular systems as well. All of which can be passed down from one family member to another. The way this happens is through genes, which is the genetic information that you get directly from your parents. In most cases, diseases or other problems don't have one single cause. They come from a combination of your genes, your choices, and your environment. When it comes to your feet and ankles, studies have shown, however... that foot disorders have high heritability.

There is a significant connection between foot and ankle problems and our DNA. This is a key statement... and one that parents need to pay close attention to in particular. The earlier in life a problem is diagnosed and treated... the better, because... in the early developmental years... prevention is possible.

Dr. Reminga talks about inherited foot disorders such as bunions, hammertoes as well as other foot deformities that present themselves as we get older, however, foot deformities can show up in children as well. Our genetics affect many areas of our health and the feet are no different. Find out more about this fascinating topic by listening to today's program.

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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