Month: January 2012

You should see my mother’s bunions!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 23, 2012 / Comments Off on You should see my mother’s bunions!

Treating bunions are a part of everyday life when you’re a podiatrist.  When a patient comes into Lexington Podiatry with a bunion, I often hear the same phrase, “You should see my mother’s — they are horrible!” Bunions do have a genetic link, with the root of the cause being bony deformities and biomechanics.  This…

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CAUTION: New Workout Routines Can Lead To Stress Fractures

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 19, 2012 / Comments Off on CAUTION: New Workout Routines Can Lead To Stress Fractures

Everyone is thinking about getting in shape for Spring, and for a lot of people, that includes exercise. Since it is wintertime, that means many will be dragging themselves to the gym and trying new workouts. One of the most common exercise injuries we see at Lexington Podiatry are stress fractures, and the bone in your…

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Introducing the Kentucky Heel Pain Center!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 11, 2012 / Comments Off on Introducing the Kentucky Heel Pain Center!

It’s here! We have officially launched the new Kentucky Heel Pain Center — the state’s first ever podiatry practice to focus entirely on heel pain! We’ll focus on the health conditions and injuries that cause heel pain, which regularly affect 16 percent of Americans according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. Why, you might ask? Well, heel…

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Avoiding the doctor is the wrong way to cut costs

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 9, 2012 / Comments Off on Avoiding the doctor is the wrong way to cut costs

In today’s economy, everyone is trying to save a dollar.  But avoiding the doctor is not a wise way to save money.  When it comes to health issues, early treatment is pivotal.  Plantar fasciitis is one of those issues, and avoiding the doctor can cause longstanding problems.  Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of strong fibrous tissue…

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Is your plantar fasciitis getting worse?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 6, 2012 / Comments Off on Is your plantar fasciitis getting worse?

When most people think of heel pain, including some health professionals, plantar fasciitis is the first thing on their mind.  Many times plantar fasciitis is assumed right off the bat, and other options aren’t explored until treatment for it is exhausted.  But there are many causes of heel pain, and nerve entrapments are important to…

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