Ingrown Toenails: Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 16, 2019

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 Freels / September 18, 2019

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 Freels / August 21, 2019

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 Freels / July 3, 2019

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 Freels / June 26, 2019

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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5 Tips to Find the Perfect Running Shoe

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 20, 2019

  As the weather has gotten warmer, outdoor running season has kicked in to full swing. No more dusty gyms and noisy treadmills- just you, your feet, and the open road. The start of this new running season also means that you should probably invest in new running shoes. You want to make sure you…

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Award Season Shoes Can Put Unnecessary Strain on Your Feet

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 18, 2019

Award Season Fashion Can Strain Feet Award season is one full of glitz and glamour. Designers and celebrities bring their A-game when it comes to fashion and every year they collaborate to create iconic looks that will be remembered for years to come. No wonder almost everyone’s favorite part of any award show is watching…

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How To Avoid Frostbite

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 29, 2019

I Can’t Feel My Feet! In just 10 minutes, the low wind chills this week could cause frostbite on exposed skin. Look, if the correct precautions aren’t taken, this could have severe consequences on your health. What is Frostbite? Frostbite is likely to happen in body parts farthest from the heart, which makes your feet…

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Top 6 Travel Shoe Recommendations

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 20, 2018

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 Freels / November 13, 2018

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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