Month: October 2011

What happens if I don’t treat my diabetic foot ulcer?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 17, 2011 / Comments Off on What happens if I don’t treat my diabetic foot ulcer?

You don’t even want to go there, believe me! Diabetic foot ulcers are serious, so don’t mess around. Get them treated right as soon as you notice the problem, before it gets worse. In advanced cases of diabetes, a patient may experience diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which frequently numbs the patient’s feet. But when you can’t…

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Are there any good exercises for heel pain?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 10, 2011 / Comments Off on Are there any good exercises for heel pain?

I get a lot of patients who ask me if there are any exercises they can do to alleviate their heel pain. It really just depends on the cause of the pain.   If you have plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia – a thick band of tissue in your foot that stretches…

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“Custom orthotics = heaven in my shoes!”

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 7, 2011 / Comments Off on “Custom orthotics = heaven in my shoes!”

Thanks to our new patient, Lisa, who wrote in this testimonial! “I found Dr. Freels using an internet search.  I was impressed by her website and availability of evening hours.  I came to her because I needed help for plantar fasciitis in both feet and capsulitis in my left big toe.  After our first meeting,…

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Can you get skin cancer on your feet?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 3, 2011 / Comments Off on Can you get skin cancer on your feet?

Did you know it’s possible to get skin cancer on your feet? Malignant melanomas aren’t reserved just for areas that are frequently exposed to the sun, like the face, scalp and arms. When skin cancer pops up on your feet and legs, it often remains unspotted and undiagnosed. Out of sight, out of mind. But…

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