Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Foot Doctor Houghton, MI
801 Memorial Rd.
Houghton, MI 49931 US




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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
March 13, 2018
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga talks about the common conditions that he treats on the feet and hands. He often has people ask if he treats hands as well as feet so… today he wants to clarify this and talk about the hand conditions that he sees and treats most often in his office at Northern Foot Care Center. The facts are that hands and feet have a lot in common… you could describe them as distant relatives. More than half of the bones in your body are found in the your hands and feet. There are 27 bones in each hand and 26 in each foot and... the way they are arranged are remarkably similar. For example, your big toes and thumbs contain 2 bones each and your toes and other fingers contain 3 bones each. The bones in your fingers and toes are called phalanges. Similarly, the palms of your hands are made up of 5 bones and the soles of your feet consist of 5 bones arranged in the same way as the palms of your hands. Each foot has 5 digits and 5 nails as does each hand. The skin that covers the bones, ligaments, and muscles is similar as well. So… it’s no wonder the hands and feet have likenesses when it comes to conditions and treatments.

Dr. Reminga talks about the specific conditions such as ingrown toenails and ingrown fingernails for example. Other conditions that are common to both the hands and feet are fungal nails, plantar and palmer warts, and skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis. Listen to this insightful program about what the feet and hands have in common and how Dr. Reminga treats these conditions.

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.