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Pregnancy Can be a Real Pain in Your… Feet!

By Dr. Nicole 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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Drop Foot and How Bracing Can Help

By Dr. Amy Barko / February 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Drop Foot and How Bracing Can Help

  Do you suffer from drop foot? Drop foot is not a medical condition in itself, but a symptom of a cluster of different issues. It is a general problem lifting the front of the foot; thus, if you suffer from drop foot, your leg may drag behind you as you walk. It is a…

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What Your Family Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Your Cold Toes

By Dr. Jamie Carter / January 5, 2018 / Comments Off on What Your Family Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Your Cold Toes

As the weather gets increasingly cold out, there are certain conditions involving the foot that can be exacerbated. Some of the issues that affect cold feet and toes are tough to diagnose and patients come to us saying, “Listen, I feel crazy. Everyone thinks I’m crazy. No one believes me. Something is WRONG with my…

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Unna Boot

By Dr. Nicole Freels / September 13, 2017 / Comments Off on Unna Boot

Many physicians are afraid of compression. With that being said it is a hidden gem in the medical world!! Frequently, patients are affected with lower extremity swelling and do not realize it is a condition that can be treated easily. There are different options in compression therapy but the #1 option we utilize in our…

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Diabetic Foot Care

By Dr. Nicole Freels / March 13, 2017 / Comments Off on Diabetic Foot Care

While Diabetes may affect many parts of the body including the eyes and kidneys, the feet and legs are one of the most commonly affected areas. For this reason, it is very important that diabetics take special care of their feet. If they are unable to take care of their feet on their own, it…

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Benefits of a Foot Massage

By Dr. Nicole Freels / April 14, 2016 / Comments Off on Benefits of a Foot Massage

If your podiatrist recommends a foot massage, how can you say no? Your feet work hard for you every day. Just like your neck, back, and shoulders, your feet can also benefit from a regular rubdown. I recommend my patients have a regular massage, not just for the feet, but for total body. While it seems extravagant,…

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What is Diabetes?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / March 7, 2016 / Comments Off on What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is the inability to make or properly use insulin, and it impairs the body’s ability to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into energy. The long-term effects of elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can lead to serious damage to the eyes, heart, kidney, nerves, and feet. Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 26 million people in the United…

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The Cute, The Cool, and The Ugly: Fast Foot Facts

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 25, 2015 / Comments Off on The Cute, The Cool, and The Ugly: Fast Foot Facts

How well do you know your feet? Ever wondered how your shoe size measures up to the national average of shoes sold in department stores? How about why your feet were once extra soft, pink and kissable when you were a baby? Watch this Buzzfeed video to discover amazing factoids you’ve always wondered about your feet,…

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Top 3 Cheapest Ways Factory Workers Can Make Their Feet Feel Better

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 8, 2015 / Comments Off on Top 3 Cheapest Ways Factory Workers Can Make Their Feet Feel Better

There’s no question that factory work is physically exhausting, and extended periods of time spent on your feet in steel-toe boots take their toll. We treat many hardworking individuals from various local factories, including Toyota Georgetown, Square D, Osram, Meritor, Jiff and more. Top 3 Cheap Ways To Decrease Factory Foot Fatigue  1. Foot Stretches…

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Interstellar | How will Space Effect your Muscles and Blood Pressure?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 3, 2014 / Comments Off on Interstellar | How will Space Effect your Muscles and Blood Pressure?

Does mankind have a future among the stars? Interstellar is a science fiction film about a journey to discover the limits of human space travel. In the movie, when scientists learn that the Earth can no longer sustain human life, a team of top explorers and scientists (Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey) must venture to…

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