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Michael Nirenberg

Specialty: Podiatry
Crown Point, Indiana
I am dedicated to celebrating our remarkable feet and helping people find better, natural ways to keep themselves strong and healthy. My practice site is Friendly Foot Care.  
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Surprise! 16% of Podiatrists Recommend Barefoot Running by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Dr. Nirenberg wearing his Vibram Five Fingers As one of the first podiatrists to recommend barefoot running, I was surprised to see the results of a re ... Read on »
How The Heel On Your Running Shoe May Be Harming Your Body by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Most women know that high heels are not good for their feet. Clearly, a high heeled shoe forces women to adjust their posture unconsciously as they stand and ... Read on »
Another Hazard of Running Shoes: Ankle Sprains by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc On my walking website ( www.FloWalking.com ) I recently wrote about yet another hazard of wearing some styles of thickly padded, “supportive,” running shoes: increased r ... Read on »
The TYPE of Music You Choose (Not Just Its Beat) Can Make You Walk (and Maybe Run) Faster by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Fascinating (and unique) new research just published this week by scientists in Belgium has found that when the beat of music (beats per minute) is kept constant, the TY ... Read on »
Army Study Goes Big, Recommends Barefoot by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc                 Whether storming the beaches of Normandy or sweeping across the Kuwaiti border, the U.S. Army is known for making bi ... Read on »
From Minimalist to Bare Naked: A Better Way to Run by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc               You may have read the title of this post and immediately started thinking about your favorite minimalist writers (who does ... Read on »
When Style Harms Substance: Fashion and Female Foot Pain by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The results from the Staffordshire University study aren’t going to shock folks at the next New York Fashion Week. Teenage girls are choosing their shoes based on s ... Read on »
Research Proves Pregnancy Leads to Fallen Arches; How to Respond by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc                     If you’ve discovered you have fallen arches following pregnancy, you’re not alone. A new study appearing ... Read on »
The Patient’s Response.com is Up and Running!!! by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I’m pleased to announce that The Patient’s Response – our new initiative to highlight issues that affect patients in the U.S. is up and running. The Patient’s Response w ... Read on »
Nike Backed Research Proves Less Is More by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A recent study entitled Effect Of Increased Mechanical Stimuli On Foot Muscles Functional Capacity which was financially supported by Nike showed that various foot mu ... Read on »
How A 3-Time All-American Runner Discovered Barefoot Running by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Jeremy Johnson and his 4E bare feet burning up the course Since Jeremy Johnson’s feet are 4E wide they are not a perfect fit into most racing shoes, so he wasn’t abo ... Read on »
The Amazing Story Of How Anthony Field Got His Wiggle Back! by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc How I Got My Wiggle Back How I Got My Wiggle Back A Memoir of Healing Anthony Field with Greg Truman Any parent who has spent any time at all watching chil ... Read on »
Hailing The Benefits Of Barefoot Walking On ShoeDigest.com by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I was recently invited by the editors of shoedigest.com to write an article which addresses the question: Should Walkers Go Bare? To the surprise of everyone involved ... Read on »
Diabetic Foot Care Is Critical To Avoid Amputation by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Dr. Nirenberg treats a diabetic foot Although it is becoming so widespread that many Americans are taking it for granted, there is ample medical evidence to prove th ... Read on »
The Altra Adam: The Eve Of The Next Phase In Minimalist Shoes by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The Adam's Effective Sipes As a profound adherent of the minimalist footwear lifestyle, I looked forward to trying out Altra’s new Adam. I found it to be an extremel ... Read on »
Stick-e Yoga Socks: The Most Sensational New Minimalist Footwear by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc One of the most notable problems that people who practice yoga have with regards to their feet is that in some positions their bare feet can slip and cause a fall. Th ... Read on »
Barefoot Running Made Simple by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Some people consider the fact that more and more people are successfully running barefoot some kind of scientific enigma. The “Free Your Feet” graphic below makes som ... Read on »
A Post That Demonstrates The Link Between Posture & Hormone Balance by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc FloWalking [ http://www.flowalking.com/ ] has become a career dedication for me. I have seen such remarkable positive effects from people adopting this revolutionary ... Read on »
When Good Feet Go Bad by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Photos show a young woman with a tumor in the big toe of her foot.   Every so often people come to see me with the most interesting foot problems. Mos ... Read on »
A Post Of Interest To Anyone With Feet by Michael Nirenberg Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc As we get older we lose the awareness of our bodies we had when young As the creator and prime evangelist of FloWalking , I am committed to raising awareness to as m ... Read on »