Month: November 2011

Great Shoe Advice – It’s Not Just About Style

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 28, 2011 / Comments Off on Great Shoe Advice – It’s Not Just About Style

How many times have you bought shoes just because of how they look?  They may not be comfortable but they match perfectly with some outfits, or they are needed for a special occasion.  People often look at buying a pair of shoes like buying clothes, but it should also be a health conscience decision!  Unlike…

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Dr. Scholl’s Insoles are like canned OJ

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 21, 2011 / Comments Off on Dr. Scholl’s Insoles are like canned OJ

I heard a fellow podiatrist compare Dr. Scholl’s insoles to canned orange juice once, and I couldn’t agree more. Dr. Scholl’s insoles, which you can buy at just about any Wal-Mart, drug or grocery store, used to serve a purpose. People’s feet hurt and they needed some extra cushioning. But today, these products are a…

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Are you a “Weekend Warrior”? How to treat Achilles Tendinitis.

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 14, 2011 / Comments Off on Are you a “Weekend Warrior”? How to treat Achilles Tendinitis.

Achilles tendinitis is an ailment that can afflict a wide range of people with the common complaint of pain at the back of the heel.  It can be a seasoned runner logging a bunch of miles, or one that just made a misstep.  It can be a weekend warrior that participates in recreational sports with…

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Go naked for the winter

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 14, 2011 / Comments Off on Go naked for the winter

This blog post is really just for the ladies, but men, you are welcome to listen in. (Given the title, I’m sure you are!) I know a woman, let’s call her Rhoda, who changes her toenail polish to match whatever bathing suit she’s wearing. Since she spends nearly every summer day at the pool, that’s…

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