Dr. Nicole G. Freels

5 Gross Questions About Hookworms

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / August 28, 2018 / Comments Off on 5 Gross Questions About Hookworms

Is The Hookworm Alive Inside Me? Yes, it’s alive. EEK! Cutaneous larva migrans are parasites in the Hookworm family that enter the body through the foot. The parasite can live inside you for a good amount of time (longer than you’d think!) and can cause itching, burning rashes. You can often see a characteristic winding little red trail…

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Will CBD Oil Help My Foot or Ankle Pain?

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / July 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Will CBD Oil Help My Foot or Ankle Pain?

Patients Keep Asking Us About CBD Oil.. Many of our patients have heard about this pain relieving stick, so we did some investigating. Shelly, owner and pharmacist at Grassroots Pharmacy, was able to help us out. What is CBD Oil? CBD is an element found in the cannabis herb, you can find it as a…

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Ingrown Toenails Explained

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / June 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Ingrown Toenails Explained

One of the most common things we treat are ingrown toenails. Why? Because they can happen to anyone. Many of my patients ask me “What will it look like afterwards?” This is a great question! The most important thing is that we get it healed up properly, but we understand that aesthetics are important, too.…

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Pediatric Deformed Toenail Removal

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / May 18, 2018 / Comments Off on Pediatric Deformed Toenail Removal

Moms just know. Choosing to remove a child’s toenail is not an easy one, but Mom had a feeling that it needed to go. And she was right. Recently, a mother brought her son into the office because she feared his awkwardly-shaped toenail would not correct itself on it’s own. It was causing her son…

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Teachers; Regenerative Medicine for Foot Pain Gets an A+

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / May 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Teachers; Regenerative Medicine for Foot Pain Gets an A+

Can I get a round of applause for my teachers out there? Listen, with everything they’re dealing with right now, foot pain is not another thing teacher’s need on their plate. Standing and getting up and down all day create a lot of pressure for the feet. Does This Sound Familiar?  If you’re the teacher…

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Laser Pain Therapy for Ball of Foot Pain

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / April 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Laser Pain Therapy for Ball of Foot Pain

Do you have a nagging pain in the ball of your foot? It could be due to a neuroma. A neuroma is an enlarged nerve in the ball of your foot that is trapped in-between the bones and can be very painful. Neuromas can be caused by tight shoe gear or sometimes swollen feet in…

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Knee Replacement & Limb Length

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / January 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Knee Replacement & Limb Length

Did you know? A knee or hip replacement could potentially change the length of your LEG. Approximately 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year. While approximately 400,000 hip replacements are performed. Some of our patients either have had or are future candidates for knee or hip replacement surgery, also known as hip arthroplasty or knee…

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Unna Boot

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / September 13, 2017 / Comments Off on Unna Boot

Many physicians are afraid of compression. With that being said it is a hidden gem in the medical world!! Frequently, patients are affected with lower extremity swelling and do not realize it is a condition that can be treated easily. There are different options in compression therapy but the #1 option we utilize in our…

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Why Diabetic Wound Care Will Make You Question Everything

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / July 11, 2017 / Comments Off on Why Diabetic Wound Care Will Make You Question Everything

Wounds are unpredictable. Depending on the patient, wounds can change overnight. Many people have misconceptions when caring for their open wounds. Dr. Amy Barko worked at a wound care center for six years where she gained the title as a wound care physician. In a recent interview with Dr. Barko, she shared some expert advice…

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Man-Up to the Toenail Fungus

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / June 6, 2017 / Comments Off on Man-Up to the Toenail Fungus

It’s that time of the year again… National Men’s Health Month. This June we are encouraging all men to heighten their awareness of their foot health. Caring for your feet is crucial if you plan on remaining physically active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Start from the ground up (your feet). If you are trying…

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