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Award Season Shoes Can Put Unnecessary Strain on Your Feet

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Award Season Shoes Can Put Unnecessary Strain on Your Feet

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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Top 6 Travel Shoe Recommendations

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Top 6 Travel Shoe Recommendations

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 / Comments Off on Bunched Up Orthotics In Your Shoe?

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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Custom AFO: Expectation vs Reality

By Dr. Amy Barko / September 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Custom AFO: Expectation vs Reality

AFO stands for “ankle-foot orthosis” and can be the difference-maker in many patients lives. While some patients have never considered AFO bracing before, others have done some research and come up with more questions than answers. For example, some people expect that the brace is going to be extremely bulky and obvious. That’s not generally the…

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5 Gross Questions About Hookworms

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 28, 2018 / Comments Off on 5 Gross Questions About Hookworms

Is The Hookworm Alive Inside Me? Yes, it’s alive. EEK! Cutaneous larva migrans are parasites in the Hookworm family that enter the body through the foot. The parasite can live inside you for a good amount of time (longer than you’d think!) and can cause itching, burning rashes. You can often see a characteristic winding little red trail…

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Teachers; Regenerative Medicine for Foot Pain Gets an A+

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Teachers; Regenerative Medicine for Foot Pain Gets an A+

Can I get a round of applause for my teachers out there? Listen, with everything they’re dealing with right now, foot pain is not another thing teacher’s need on their plate. Standing and getting up and down all day create a lot of pressure for the feet. Does This Sound Familiar?  If you’re the teacher…

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No Such Thing as Perfect Feet

By Dr. Jamie Carter / December 18, 2017 / Comments Off on No Such Thing as Perfect Feet

Think you have perfect feet? Not too wide, not to narrow, no bunions, pain free, moderate arch, and pretty toenails polished in pink? WRONG! There are no perfect feet! Even if you don’t have foot pain, other symptoms you are experiencing may be related to the structure of your feet. Your feet are your foundation.…

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Do Clogs and Nurses Match Up?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Do Clogs and Nurses Match Up?

I’m wearing my high heels to work my 12 hour shift…..said no nurse ever! Imagine running to a patient’s room to help save a life. Standing, walking, running up and down stairs for 12 hours straight. Helping people heal, assisting in bringing life into the world as well as performing life saving CPR. All in…

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Tricks for Stinky, Sweaty Feet – They’re No Treat!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 12, 2016 / Comments Off on Tricks for Stinky, Sweaty Feet – They’re No Treat!

With cooler weather on the way, most of us have begun the process of putting our sandals away in exchange for warmer, closed-toed shoes. Closed-toed shoes mean that our feet are abandoning the warm sunlight in exchange for a darker, often more moist living environment. With this, often comes (you guessed it) sweaty stinky feet! Did…

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Get The Facts: Debunked Myths About Bunions

By Dr. Nicole Freels / April 3, 2015 / Comments Off on Get The Facts: Debunked Myths About Bunions

A bunion is defined as a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Bunions are one of the most common foot problems among people in the United States of America. In fact, studies show that one quarter to one third of Americans have bunion deformities. However, myths about…

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