Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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Houghton, MI 49931 US
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
August 02, 2017
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga continues his Summer Sports Series about the sport of GOLF how it can affect your feet. Do you enjoy summer sports? In last week's program, Dr Reminga talked about baseball’s effects on the feet and today the topic is GOLF. To start, Dr. Reminga stresses the importance of foot health in sports and exercise. Most people don’t stop to think about the tremendous pressure that our feet endure while exercising. For example… a 150 lb. jogger puts more than 150 TONS of impact on his or her feet when running a distance of 3 miles. Our feet are put through the paces over a lifetime of average wear and tear, then.. you add sports and exercise into the mix which creates added pressure.

Close to 45 million Americans enjoy golf on an amateur level. A large part of the attraction of golf is the time spent outdoors. In our area long winters lead to a much anticipated golf season. During an 18 hole round of golf, a typical player walks 4-5 miles over a 3-5 hour period of time. That adds up to a lot of time spent on your feet. So, pain free, healthy feet are an important component in the game. Dr. Reminga talks about proper foot function and how this can affect your golf game. Understanding proper foot Biomechanics is key. How the feet are grounded and the how a person’s weight is distributed all play into an effective, stance, swing, and follow through. An interesting question to ask yourself would be… Are my feet keeping me from a better golf score? The stresses of golf can overload the body's balance starting at the feet. This predisposes the golfer to overuse injuries as well as strains and sprains of ligaments and tendons in the feet and ankles. Overuse injuries are the result of repetitive micro-trauma to tendons, bones, and joints. Other foot problems that golfers experience are ankle pain, heel pain, Metatarsalgia, nail pain, and Morton’s Neuroma.

If you enjoy the sport of golf, Dr. Reminga has some very interesting information to share in today’s program. Golf is a great summer sport. Healthy feet can ensure a more enjoyable game and possibly a better golf score!

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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