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Top 6 Travel Shoe Recommendations

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / November 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Top 6 Travel Shoe Recommendations

Dr. Nicole Freels, FACFAOM, C.Ped. was born with wanderlust in her blood. The only thing she loves more than escaping on a new adventure is finding a new travel shoe that won’t slow her down. She’s got energy for days! Here are her top 6 travel shoe recommendations, but remember…most brands make some great shoes and…

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Bunched Up Orthotics In Your Shoe?

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / November 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Bunched Up Orthotics In Your Shoe?

Sometimes orthotics and semi-custom insoles need to be trimmed to fit your shoe. It’s a common misconception that a custom orthotic will fit all shoes and this ‘bunched’ orthotic question is one of the most common questions we get. You’re not alone. Custom orthotics are actually casted to mirror the shape, arch, etc of your…

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Your Orthotic Prescription May Need An Adjustment

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / October 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Your Orthotic Prescription May Need An Adjustment

If you’ve been wearing your orthotics for years without an adjustment, your orthotics probably aren’t supporting you the same way that they once did. Just like with eyeglasses, you need to regularly check your prescription, because our bodies change as we age. We can count on our eyes getting weaker and we can count on…

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Custom AFO: Expectation vs Reality

By Amy Barko / September 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Custom AFO: Expectation vs Reality

AFO stands for “ankle-foot orthosis” and can be the difference-maker in many patients lives. While some patients have never considered AFO bracing before, others have done some research and come up with more questions than answers. For example, some people expect that the brace is going to be extremely bulky and obvious. That’s not generally the…

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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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MIS vs Traditional Foot Surgery

By Amy Barko / August 24, 2018 / Comments Off on MIS vs Traditional Foot Surgery

MIS stands for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery means that the incision is done through a site that is less than an inch with very few stitches (if any). Most patients with foot pain for things like bunionettes, bunions, hammertoes, etc. prefer this type of surgery due to the ease of getting back to…

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What is HyProCure Surgery for Flat Feet?

By Amy Barko / July 9, 2018 / Comments Off on What is HyProCure Surgery for Flat Feet?

If you’ve heard the radio ads, HyProCure surgery sounds like a magic fix for flat-footed patients. For many patients the results ARE magical, the before and afters are stunning, and the change in lifestyle is significant. So Why Doesn’t Everyone Do It? There are several diagnosis that work for this type of surgery. HyProCure is…

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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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Do I Need Plantar Plate Surgery?

By Amy Barko / June 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Do I Need Plantar Plate Surgery?

A plantar plate tear means that you have damaged a strong ligament on the ball of the foot that supports and provides stability to the toe. This ligament prevents your toe from over-extending. The tear can technically be on any of the toes, but it’s many times found on the second toe. This injury is…

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