Circulation

Cold Feet? Diabetes May Be To Blame

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 21, 2013 / Comments Off on Cold Feet? Diabetes May Be To Blame

Cold feet can be one sign of poor circulation. In our office, many of our patients with cold feet and poor circulation happen to be diabetics as well. We actually offer a quick, in-office test that evaluates poor circulation problems such Peripheral Arterial Disease “PAD” or Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Those with Type 1 and Type…

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Can You Still Get ‘Trench Foot’ Today?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 7, 2013 / Comments Off on Can You Still Get ‘Trench Foot’ Today?

Trench foot is NOT a thing of the past. In Kentucky, this is especially true if you are a coal miner. They know all too well about damp, wet environments. It’s one of many skin conditions that affect the feet. Not a Soldier? You Can Still Get It. It’s not just an occupational thing either…

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Kim Kardashian’s Swollen Feet Need TLC

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 17, 2013 / Comments Off on Kim Kardashian’s Swollen Feet Need TLC

Oh, Kim. Fashion is your blessing AND your curse. Although the famed Kardashian sister is stunning in her white caplet shift dress, her feet are detracting from the overall appearance of ethereal pregnancy glow. Those swollen feet just look painful! There seems to be a lot of controversy around women backing the ‘rights’ of pregnant…

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Why Are Hyperbaric Chambers So Popular With Athletes?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 29, 2013 / Comments Off on Why Are Hyperbaric Chambers So Popular With Athletes?

Have you heard of these chambers before? Sure you have! They are somewhat infamous for being associated with Michael Jackson and his recovery from the Pepsi fire,  but more recently they have been utilized by professional athletes. Terrell Owens even had one of these pricey chambers installed in his house! So what gives? What’s so great about…

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What are your Hobbit feet telling you?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 30, 2012 / Comments Off on What are your Hobbit feet telling you?

Hooray! The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be in theaters soon and this makes me happy for many reasons. One reason is that my dear husband will stop making me watch the trailer. (I get it. You’re excited. It’s been a long time since The Lord of the Ring series, and yes, I’ll go watch…

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Why are my feet all tingly?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 27, 2012 / Comments Off on Why are my feet all tingly?

There are a few different reasons this could be happening. Possible Reasons Your Feet Are Tingly Usually a loss of sensation in a specific area indicates a loss of blood circulation. First, check your shoes. Are they too tight or too small? Shoes can and will greatly influence your feet. In addition check your socks…

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Tingling or Radiating Pain to Your Toes While Walking?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 7, 2010 / Comments Off on Tingling or Radiating Pain to Your Toes While Walking?

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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