Diabetes

Ingrown Toenails: Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Ingrown Toenails: Everything You Need to Know

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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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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Gout- A Super Hot Topic!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / September 6, 2016 / Comments Off on Gout- A Super Hot Topic!

When we think of gout, we often immediately assume that it is something that only our grandparents or the elderly get, that it will never happen to us! Truth be told, gout is more common in your forties and fifties, and it occurs more in males. Gout is caused a build-up of uric acid crystals…

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The Duchess of Cambridge Reveals What’s Hiding Under Those Heels

By Dr. Nicole Freels / April 20, 2016 / Comments Off on The Duchess of Cambridge Reveals What’s Hiding Under Those Heels

Corns can be a royal pain. Just ask Kate Middleton. She knows what we’re talking about. In the Duchess of Cambridge’s most recent trip to India, she removed her shoes in respect while visiting the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s death revealing some shocking imperfections on her feet. That’s right, even the royals struggle with poor foot conditions.…

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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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Your Shoes Could Make You Sick…Here’s Why

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 6, 2015 / Comments Off on Your Shoes Could Make You Sick…Here’s Why

Be Cautious Of The Bacteria Your Shoes Carry Whether you like it or not, bacteria is everywhere and usually in massive numbers. It’s important to understand what the biggest transporters of bacteria are, as well learning to take measures to prevent acquiring and spreading bacteria. Some of the biggest transporters of bacteria are feet and…

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Dr. Freels Talks Foot Health Awareness on WKYT

By Dr. Nicole Freels / April 15, 2014 / Comments Off on Dr. Freels Talks Foot Health Awareness on WKYT

DeAnn Stephens of WKYT’s Out & About dropped by the office in honor of Foot Health Awareness Month. She interviewed Dr. Freels on topics ranging from fungal toenails and laser therapy to what makes the PEDspa unique. In the first segment, DeAnn tours the exam area, gets a laser demonstration and has a conversation with…

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