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
July 16, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, sets the record straight about Bunions and is going to debunk some common misconceptions. Dr. Reminga says, “Bunions are a very common foot condition and one that I often see in my office. In fact, in the US there are more than 3 million cases of bunions treated each year. And, I would venture to say that most people either have a bunion or know someone that does.”

How do you know if you have a bunion? To determine if you have a bunion, look for an angular, bony bump at the base of the big toe on the side of your foot. This bony bump forms when your big toe pushes against your second toe which then forces the big toe joint to enlarge and stick out. There is also a condition called a bunionette or Tailor's bunion that differs from a Bunion in terms of location. A tailor's bunion is found on the outside of the foot at the base of the little toe. No matter the location, bunions can be bothersome. The skin over the bunion can easily become red and sore forming hardened skin or a callus over the bump. Swelling, redness, discomfort, and intense pain can result around the big toe joint which can eventually lead to arthritis in that joint.

Here are some of the Common Bunion Myths that Dr. Reminga will debunk are...

  1. ONLY WOMEN GET BUNIONS
  2. IMPROPER FOOTWEAR CAUSES BUNIONS
  3. ALL BUNIONS REQUIRE SURGERY
  4. BUNIONS ALWAYS COME BACK

If you are at all concerned about your bunion, a call to Dr. Reminga’s office at Northern Foot Care Center, is the best course of action. 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.

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
July 09, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center talks about staying hydrated to help your feet. This is an important subject but one that doesn’t always get the attention it should. There’s only one drink that keeps your cells functioning properly, keeps skin looking youthful, and detoxifies our bodies. Sounds too good to be true but that magic elixir is WATER. Yet in spite of all these benefits, recent research shows that almost 80% of Americans aren’t drinking enough water. And this statistic may surprise you… 1 in 4 people are suffering from CHRONIC DEHYDRATION. Think about this, the human body is made up of more than 60% water. This percentage is even greater in infants and children. It’s very important that we replenish and hydrate our bodies frequently each day.

It’s crucial for the human body to stay hydrated. Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in and your body doesn’t have enough water, and other fluids, to carry out its normal functions. Water is involved in every bodily function. Basically, if you don’t replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can have a negative impact on your daily life as you can become less productive, have less energy, and feel less alert.

There are numerous causes of foot pain, but one you may not think about is quite simple… you’re not drinking enough water. When you body is dehydrated, it reacts in the form of pain. At times, severe dehydration can mistakenly related to other health issues and disease. While drinking a lot of water isn’t going to prevent an ankle sprain, it certainly plays a role in your overall health. Drinking water and being adequately hydrated can help to prevent a number of foot problems such as gout, leg cramps, foot cramps, muscle cramps, joint pain, poor circulation and diabetic foot pain, numbness and swelling for example. Listen to find out more about this interesting subject... How Water Affects Your Feet. 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.

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
July 02, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about foot perspiration or... I'll just say it outright... sweaty feet. I think we can all relate to this on some level during the summer. Summer is a time when our feet naturally perspire more or sweat due to warm temperatures. However, sweaty feet can be a real concern for those who perspire excessively. Let me start by asking a few questions...

Do your feet feel soggy and damp all the time?

Does your sweat ruin your shoes?

Are you afraid to wear sandals for fear your feet will slip out of them?

Do you leave damp footprints when you walk barefoot?

Are your feet freezing cold in the winter because they are sweating?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you may have excessively sweaty feet or plantar hyperhidrosis. Many people attach a stigma to sweaty feet and assume there isn't anything that can be done about it. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that affects different areas of the body such as underarms, hands and feet. Fears such as removing shoes in public, a feeling of isolation, and an inferiority complex are common complaints of people with Hyperhidrosis. Even wearing a pair of flip flops can become impossible. Although there is a perceived stigma associated with Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, only 3% of the world population suffers from the condition according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society. So, the percentage is relatively small however, a larger number of people experience the effects of hyperhidrosis to one extreme or another. Hyperhidrosis can turn into a foot health issue because feet can become more prone to infections due to excessive sweating.

If you are at all concerned about foot perspiration, a call to Dr. Reminga’s office at Northern Foot Care Center, is the best course of action. 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.

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
June 26, 2019
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In today’s program Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about children and how the active summer season affects their feet. With Summer officially here… the level of outdoor activity increases for children. Along with that comes the risk of injury to the feet and ankles. It turns out that foot and ankle injuries are quite common in children and adolescents… even more-so in kids who are very active and participate in organized sports.

With all the activities outdoors, it’s important for parents to keep their children’s feet protected. When children play outside, make sure they are wearing shoes. It’s awfully tempting for kids to run outside barefoot in the summer however, puncture wounds are more common in the summer months for this reason. Children can have what is called overuse syndrome in their feet and ankles during the summer or anytime of year for that matter especially if they are involved in sports. What is overuse syndrome? This is a term used to describe damage and pain caused by repetitive movement and overuse to a bone, muscle ligament or tendon without allowing time for the body to heal. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in overuse injuries in children, which is associated with sports-related activities. In past studies, overuse injuries were observed more in mature athletes, however now they are becoming more recognized in pre-adolescents because the intensity level of children’s sports has increased over the years.

If parents are at all concerned about their child’s feet, a call to Dr. Reminga’s office at Northern Foot Care Center, is the best course of action. 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.

By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
June 18, 2019
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In today’s program, Dr. Daniel Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about a painful condition called Shin Splints. When saying the two words… SHIN SPLINTS, most people grimace if they’ve ever had them. It strikes a chord of fear in the heart of a runner, active sports enthusiast, athlete, dancer, or military recruit. Shin splints can also cause problems for those with high arches and overpronation or flat feet. Medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints often occur in those that have recently intensified or changed their routines. They’re the result of repetitive stress on the shinbone, and connecting tissues attaching the muscle to the bone. If you have shin splints you may notice tenderness, soreness or pain along the inner side of your shinbone and some mild swelling in the lower leg may occur. At first the pain might stop when you’re at rest. Eventually, however, the pain can become continuous leading to a more serious problem such as a stress fractures which are tiny cracks in the bone.

Dr. Reminga says, “Shin splints can happen to anyone, however, this time of year with outdoor sports and activities increasing, shin splints are a common condition that I see. With baseball players for example, the rapid changing movements associated with the sport places great pressure on the feet and ankles. Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repetitive motions lead to shin splints and other foot related injuries among baseball player. I see runners as well in my office. If you’re a runner, chances are you’ve experienced the sharp, throbbing pain in the front of your lower leg knows as shin splints which are one of the most common running injuries.” Dr. Reminga goes on to provide some helpful tips to prevent and treat shin splints.

Listen to today’s program as Dr. Reminga talks about shin splints. 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 problems, 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.