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A fungus among us: everything you need to know about toenail fungus

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / January 15, 2020 / Comments Off on A fungus among us: everything you need to know about toenail fungus

Of course, nobody wants to have toenail fungus. Whether discolored, abnormally thick or cracked, fungus can do a number on your toenails…but I’m ok, you’re ok—it’s super common!  Call us if you even suspect a fungal infection, no matter how slight. Because the sooner we cure it, the better! It’s best to take action before…

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Podiatrist-approved Holiday Gift Guide

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / December 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Podiatrist-approved Holiday Gift Guide

Procrastinated too long on gift shopping this holiday season? The #LexPodSquad is here to make your to-do list a little simpler when it comes to finding easy, podiatrist-approved presents that even the pickiest person in your life will appreciate. Not only will these last-minute gifts make great stocking stuffers, but they will also keep feet…

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At-home Ankle Stretches

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / December 4, 2019 / Comments Off on At-home Ankle Stretches

Ankle pain presents itself in many different forms, from throbbing and aching feelings to shooting, sharp pains. When your ankles hurt, almost everything you do on a daily basis can be affected—walking, exercising, sleeping and even sitting down comfortably. One of the best ways to help manage (and even prevent) ankle pain is to take…

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4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Take Care of Your Feet

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / November 6, 2019 / Comments Off on 4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Take Care of Your Feet

Taking care of our feet is something that is often overlooked on our yearly medical to-do list. Most people are adamant about scheduling their annual check-ups, dentist appointments, and even eye doctor visits, but “annual foot check” is a task that is just not on a lot of people’s radar. Maintaining foot health is so…

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Foot & Ankle Injuries Can Get Spooky… Leave Them Behind This Halloween

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / October 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Foot & Ankle Injuries Can Get Spooky… Leave Them Behind This Halloween

Halloween is every kid’s favorite holiday. Fun costumes AND free candy- what’s not to love? With all the excitement that comes with trick-or-treating, it’s easy to forget that walking around in the dark (and often wet) makes it so easy for kids to slip and fall. The last thing you want are foot and ankle…

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Ingrown Toenails: Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / October 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Ingrown Toenails: Everything You Need to Know

Ingrown toenails are one of the most common issues we treat at our office, but what exactly is an ingrown toenail? An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail grows in to the soft skin that surrounds the nail. This is often incredibly painful and can lead to more serious complications if left…

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Podiatrist Perspective: Ped Egg

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / September 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Podiatrist Perspective: Ped Egg

What is a Ped Egg? If you’ve watched TV in the past 10 years, chances are, you’ve seen the Ped Egg infomercial. This crafty little egg-shaped tool promises to quickly and painlessly file off dead, calloused skin while conveniently collecting shavings for clean and easy disposal. The Ped Egg is user-friendly AND budget-friendly, priced at…

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Pregnancy Can be a Real Pain in Your… Feet!

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / August 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Pregnancy Can be a Real Pain in Your… Feet!

A Question Pregnant Women Almost Never Hear? “When is the baby due?” “Are you having a boy or a girl?” “Have you picked a name yet?” These are all questions that pregnant women are probably tired of hearing by the end of their first trimester. A pregnancy question they’ve probably never heard? “How are your…

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Consider Creating a Shoe-Free Home

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / July 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Consider Creating a Shoe-Free Home

Your shoes are probably dirtier than you think We all probably know at least one person, whether it is your friend, your sibling, or your mom, who INSISTS that everyone leaves their shoes at the front door. To a lot of people, this probably seems like over-kill, but it turns out they might’ve been right…

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Sprained Ankle Myths BUSTED!

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / June 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Sprained Ankle Myths BUSTED!

Even Taking Care of Minor Injuries is So Important! Summer sports are in full swing, but with summer sports often come summer sports injuries. Caring for foot and ankle injuries correctly is incredibly important, especially if you are trying to get back on your feet for the fall sports that are right around the corner.…

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