To Birk or not to Birk? THAT is the question of the summer!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 13, 2020

Birkenstocks have made a comeback in the past few years, and we’ve been seeing them everywhere this summer! So many people absolutely rave about this shoe, but are they podiatrist approved? The short answer is sometimes. Like any shoe, there are pros and cons to Birkenstocks, so keep reading and we’ll break it down for you!…

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Pedicures Don’t Just Keep the Diabetic Toes Pretty

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 7, 2020

Vohra Wound Physicians is a physician group providing wound care management consulting solutions and services in post-acute care facilities.

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Tennis Shoes: Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 26, 2020

Tennis Shoes: Everything You Need to Know A solid pair of tennis shoes should absolutely be a staple in everybody’s closet! When Dr. Freels isn’t in the office, she LIVES in her Brooks Ghost 12s. Tennis shoes offer so much more support than any other type of shoe, there is just absolutely no comparison (especially when…

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Our Top 3 Pedicure Tips

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 25, 2020

Pedicures are the perfect way to pamper yourself while also getting your feet ready for summer, and they actually have some health benefits that can keep your feet in tip top shape! For one, getting pedicures is a great way to have your nails regularly trimmed, especially if you have trouble doing it yourself. Plus,…

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Getting Back to Work

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 1, 2020

Getting Back to Work: Making the Transition from your Quarantine Slippers to Work Sandals As summer is approaching and the world is slowly making its way out of quarantine, we’re also beginning our transition from slippers and house shoes and back in to everyday footwear. Although we recommend that you stay away from the classic…

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Our Top 3 Tips for Healthy Feet at the Beach

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 1, 2020

Warm weather finally rolling in means it’s time for those long-awaited beach trips we look forward to all year round. But, just because you’re going on vacation doesn’t mean you can take a break from caring for your feet! Those beautiful destinations still have the potential to cause some serious foot pain if you’re not careful. How…

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Podiatrist’s Perspective: Air Jordan I

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 1, 2020

If you haven’t seen ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary about Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, then you just found a new quarantine activity! What did we think about this 10-part series? Per usual, this got us thinking about SHOES. Chances are, if you’ve heard of Michael Jordan you’ve also heard of Air Jordan’s,…

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Foot Tips

By Dr. Nicole Freels / April 24, 2020

Protecting your feet is so critical to your overall health, but it is often times overlooked. April is Foot Health Awareness month, so we are sharing our top 10 foot tips that you can follow to keep your feet happy and healthy! These are great tips for anyone, whether you’ve been monitoring your foot health…

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Melanoma or Hematoma? Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Nicole Freels / April 16, 2020

One of the most critical pieces of advice that we, as podiatrists, can give our patient population is to perform daily foot checks and evaluations. By performing this simple daily task and paying close attention to your feet, you can identify a multitude of foot problems, from foot fungus and ingrown toenails to more serious…

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Treadmill Running

By Dr. Nicole Freels / March 11, 2020

Should I Be Running on a Treadmill? As spring approaches and temperatures rise, so will people’s motivation to get back in to their fitness routines. If nothing else, this definitely means an influx in the number of joggers you pass on your morning commute! But, just because it’s getting warmer outside, does that mean that…

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