Month: January 2010

Dry Skin and Winter Itch

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 30, 2010 / Comments Off on Dry Skin and Winter Itch

Colder temperatures each winter bring many Americans one big problem: dry, cracked skin. Those itchy, dry patches are nature’s way of letting us know that the outer layer of our skin, made up of dead skin cells, natural oils and lipids (fats), needs help. Cold weather and lower humidity as a result of indoor heating…

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Are You Suffering From Bunion Pain?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 16, 2010 / Comments Off on Are You Suffering From Bunion Pain?

Bunion pain is often caused by friction and pressure caused by ill-fitting footwear. People with bunions can wear regular footwear as long as they fit well, and provide plenty of room across the toes of the foot. The toe box is usually too narrow in shoes with high heels or pointy toes. Significant pain and…

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Diabetic Foot Care

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 13, 2010 / Comments Off on Diabetic Foot Care

What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer? A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that most commonly occurs on the bottom of the foot in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes. Of those who develop a foot ulcer, six percent will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer-related complication. Diabetes is…

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Injured your foot or ankle?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 7, 2010 / Comments Off on Injured your foot or ankle?

It’s as easy as dropping a can of beans on your big toe. We’ve all done it. Foot and ankle emergencies happen every day. Broken bones, dislocations, sprains, contusions, infections, and other serious injuries can occur at any time. Early attention is vitally important. Whenever you sustain a foot or ankle injury, you should call…

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Tingling or Radiating Pain to Your Toes While Walking?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 7, 2010 / Comments Off on Tingling or Radiating Pain to Your Toes While Walking?

Many patients ask us to explain what’s going on with their tingly toes when they walk or run. You may be suffering from an inflamed nerve called a neuroma. A neuroma is a painful condition that can be referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve…

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Suffering from Heel Pain? Here’s How to Heal your Heel.

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 7, 2010 / Comments Off on Suffering from Heel Pain? Here’s How to Heal your Heel.

More than likely you are suffering from a foot condition called Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia. What the heck is the plantar fascia? Plantar means bottom, and fascia refers to the particular type of tissue affected. This is by far the most common foot problem in Podiatry. I have this…

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