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Consider Creating a Shoe-Free Home

By Dr. Nicole G. 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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Sprained Ankle Myths BUSTED!

By Dr. Nicole G. 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 G. 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 G. 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 G. 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 G. 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 G. 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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Your Orthotic Prescription May Need An Adjustment

By Dr. Nicole G. 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 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 G. 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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