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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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Podiatrist Perspective: Ped Egg

By Dr. Nicole Freels / September 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Podiatrist Perspective: Ped Egg

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 / 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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Consider Creating a Shoe-Free Home

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Consider Creating a Shoe-Free Home

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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5 Tips to Find the Perfect Running Shoe

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 20, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Tips to Find the Perfect Running Shoe

  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 / 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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How To Avoid Frostbite

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 29, 2019 / Comments Off on How To Avoid Frostbite

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 / 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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Your Orthotic Prescription May Need An Adjustment

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Your Orthotic Prescription May Need An Adjustment

If you’ve been wearing your orthotics for years without an adjustment, your orthotics probably aren’t supporting you the same way that they once did. Just like with eyeglasses, you need to regularly check your prescription, because our bodies change as we age. We can count on our eyes getting weaker and we can count on…

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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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