Are You Suffering From Bunion Pain?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 16, 2010

Bunion pain is often caused by friction and pressure caused by ill-fitting footwear. People with bunions can wear regular footwear as long as they fit well, and provide plenty of room across the toes of the foot. The toe box is usually too narrow in shoes with high heels or pointy toes. Significant pain and…

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Diabetic Foot Care

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 13, 2010

What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer? A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that most commonly occurs on the bottom of the foot in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes. Of those who develop a foot ulcer, six percent will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer-related complication. Diabetes is…

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Injured your foot or ankle?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 7, 2010

It’s as easy as dropping a can of beans on your big toe. We’ve all done it. Foot and ankle emergencies happen every day. Broken bones, dislocations, sprains, contusions, infections, and other serious injuries can occur at any time. Early attention is vitally important. Whenever you sustain a foot or ankle injury, you should call…

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Tingling or Radiating Pain to Your Toes While Walking?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 7, 2010

Many patients ask us to explain what’s going on with their tingly toes when they walk or run. You may be suffering from an inflamed nerve called a neuroma. A neuroma is a painful condition that can be referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve…

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Suffering from Heel Pain? Here’s How to Heal your Heel.

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 7, 2010

More than likely you are suffering from a foot condition called Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia. What the heck is the plantar fascia? Plantar means bottom, and fascia refers to the particular type of tissue affected. This is by far the most common foot problem in Podiatry. I have this…

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We are EXPANDING!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 29, 2009

LexPodiatry is extremely proud to announce that we are expanding! We now have a second location in Berea, Kentucky! If you can’t make it by our Lexington location, feel free to make an appointment at our Berea office. Give us a call at: 859-264-1141 for an appointment. Our address for Berea, KY is:   Saint…

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Is Your Foot Fit For Your Flop?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 8, 2009

Any shoe that makes that telltale flip, flip, flip sound is letting you know that injury is almost inevitable. Flip-flops don’t properly support your arches, and they strain your toes by keeping them in constant grip mode. Even a slight misstep can lead to a fracture or sprain, and if you wear them for more…

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Are You a Diabetic?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 8, 2009

One in four Americans will develop foot complications due to their diabetes. Properly fitted shoes are essential for reducing these risks. Dr. Comfort shoes are created from the world’s finest leathers and are specifically designed for the diabetic foot. The cost of comfort is priceless. Medicare or your private insurance carrier may cover the costs…

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Why Do My Feet Hurt Now That I’m Pregnant?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 13, 2009

I know what you’re thinking, “I’m young. My feet have never bothered me before. Why am I all of a sudden having foot pain?” Well, let me help alleviate your concerns. Pregnancy triggers many different changes in a woman’s body. Our husbands are all too familiar with the hormonal imbalances we experience, but a common…

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Planning on Wearing High Heels to the Horse Races?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / April 27, 2009

If you’re wearing high heels for a day at the races, your feet are probably going to hurt. Being a female Podiatrist, I understand that many women love the lift and length that high heels offer. We are willing to forego a bit of comfort and stability for the sake of fashion. However, it’s our…

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