Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
July 23, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about yoga and how it relates to your feet. Did you know there are numerous health benefits if you practice yoga? In addition, people find that yoga helps to relieve tension, makes them feel more flexible, stronger physically and mentally, it’s a destresser, relieves tension and yoga makes most people feel happier overall. You might say, all that in an exercise? That’s right. Yoga is increasing in popularity not only in the US but around the world. 36 million Americans practice yoga according to recent statistics...which is about 1 in 3 people. Flexibility and stress relief are the most popular reasons for starting yoga. It seems once they get started, people can’t live without their yoga! It’s become a mainstream exercise for a lot of people and it’s continues to gain interest.

There are many benefits to the feet and ankles with yoga. Some of these benefits include feet that are more agile and flexible, feet that are stronger, which can help prevent injuries. In addition, yoga helps to stabilize and improve balance. Many yoga poses focus on balance as the feet are worked in different ways such as rolling, flexing, pointing, standing on the balls of the feet and balancing on one foot. All of these movements improve blood flow and flexibility. Dr. Reminga says, “As a foot and ankle specialist I see this as a great benefit to a person’s overall foot health. However, a person’s foot biomechanics can also cause foot pain when doing yoga as balance and foot function go hand in hand. Pinched nerves, aching feet, toe cramping and sometimes foot injuries during yoga can cause discomfort. For example, foot cramps are quite common in yoga. These are extremely painful and are known to strike during poses where the foot it tucked under and the top of the foot rests on the floor, while toes are pointed, or when heels are up and the body’s weight is on the toes.”

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.

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