Sprained Ankle Myths BUSTED!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Sprained Ankle Myths BUSTED!

Even Taking Care of Minor Injuries is So Important! Summer sports are in full swing, but with summer sports often come summer sports injuries. Caring for foot and ankle injuries correctly is incredibly important, especially if you are trying to get back on your feet for the fall sports that are right around the corner.…

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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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Pediatric Deformed Toenail Removal

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 18, 2018 / Comments Off on Pediatric Deformed Toenail Removal

Moms just know. Choosing to remove a child’s toenail is not an easy one, but Mom had a feeling that it needed to go. And she was right. Recently, a mother brought her son into the office because she feared his awkwardly-shaped toenail would not correct itself on it’s own. It was causing her son…

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3 Simple Ankle Exercises to Improve Your Balance

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 17, 2016 / Comments Off on 3 Simple Ankle Exercises to Improve Your Balance

You are walking in the yard to play with your children or grandchildren and, then, all of a sudden, you step into a hole and lose your balance. In this situation, your body naturally reacts to what is happening to it. This is called the righting reflex. It corrects the orientation of the body when it is taken…

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Listen To Your Feet

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 1, 2016 / Comments Off on Listen To Your Feet

Are you missing the spring in your step this season? If so, don’t worry. We’ll help you put your best foot forward. Now that spring weather is ramping up, many of you will be getting out and getting active. With all of this new physical activity, have you taken the time to see how your…

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Treat Your Job as a Sport

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 18, 2016 / Comments Off on Treat Your Job as a Sport

Remember your glory days when you spent hours upon hours playing ball with your friends or on a team representing your school? Your ability to keep going and play game after game is not only attributed to youth, but also attributed to taking good care of your body with a comprehensive stretching plan. Fast forward…

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Heel Pain? Don’t Let It Sideline You!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 18, 2015 / Comments Off on Heel Pain? Don’t Let It Sideline You!

As you may have heard, it was a downer weekend for two well-known NFL players who are suffering from foot injuries. Denver Broncos star QB Peyton Manning has a plantar fascia tear and New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman fractured his 5th metatarsal bone and was scheduled to undergo surgery yesterday. Ouch! Is Plantar…

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Famously, or Infamously, Insured Feet!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 1, 2015 / Comments Off on Famously, or Infamously, Insured Feet!

Do your feet have a price? Buying insurance for the possessions we value most is common practice for those of us who want to protect our most important assets, but how many of us value our own feet enough to take out a policy on them? Some famous athletes and performers depend on their feet…

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Don’t Be Wild, Treat Your Feet With Care

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 10, 2015 / Comments Off on Don’t Be Wild, Treat Your Feet With Care

Imagine, if you will, taking off your shoes to find that your feet are swollen, blistered, bloodied, and have lost multiple toenails. This became a daily reality for Cheryl Strayed. The bestselling author recounted the state of her feet in her first-person, true-life memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Not…

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Cheerleading And Foot Health

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 27, 2015 / Comments Off on Cheerleading And Foot Health

If you believe that cheerleading is a dainty sport; think again. According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, 65% of all youth sports injuries occur in cheerleading. In fact, ankle and foot injuries account for the most cheerleading-related injuries. Common injuries acquired during cheerleading range from blisters and bruises to shin splints,…

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