Month: August 2011

The 392nd reason to lose weight

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 29, 2011 / Comments Off on The 392nd reason to lose weight

America has a weight problem, and it’s not too difficult to see why. We eat too many processed foods, drink too many high-calorie drinks, and spend way too much time sitting in front of a screen. If the increased risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and the litany of other health problems aren’t enough to…

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How to Choose Baby’s First Shoes

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 22, 2011 / Comments Off on How to Choose Baby’s First Shoes

If you have little ones at home, whether they’re just starting to walk or are already in preschool, selecting the right shoes is critical. The bones in their feet are still forming, so a poorly fitted shoe can cause abnormal and repetitive pressures that could actually deform their feet. Here are tips for choosing shoes…

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5 tips for keeping your teen athlete’s feet healthy

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 18, 2011 / Comments Off on 5 tips for keeping your teen athlete’s feet healthy

The kids are back in school, and along with freshly sharpened pencils and homework come sports. Whether your child is on the football team, the middle school cheerleading squad or plays basketball in the driveway after school, it’s important to watch out for the health of their feet to avoid injury and discomfort. Here are…

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4 Things to avoid when buying school shoes

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 8, 2011 / Comments Off on 4 Things to avoid when buying school shoes

It’s back to school season once again!  For kids, I know it comes way too soon. But for most parents, it can’t come soon enough, right?  Time to put the beach towels and bikes away, hunt down the school supply lists at Wal-mart, and start shopping for new back-to-school clothes and shoes. When it comes to…

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Don’t suffer through an ingrown toenail, let us fix it!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 3, 2011 / Comments Off on Don’t suffer through an ingrown toenail, let us fix it!

Ingrown toenails can get really painful, really fast. So much so, that I know many patients will avoid calling Lexington Podiatry because they fear the treatment will be even worse.  But I’m here to assure you that it’s not. In fact, we can usually have your painful toe feeling ten times better before you even leave…

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