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By Clark Podiatry Center
April 13, 2021
Category: Foot Care

Did you know April is National Foot Health Awareness Month? At Clark Podiatry Center, we want you to be aware of your feet year-round. However, we use this month as a special time to remind people about how small changes at home can make a big difference with their foot health.

Dr. Brandon A. Macy shares three quick changes to boost your awareness:

Remove the polish

Did you know your toenails can reveal not only your foot health but also some details about your overall health? For fungal toenails, patients can often miss changes hidden under nail polish. In between coats, take a closer look at your toenails. Make an appointment if you notice brittle toenails or a color change.

Toss the shoes

If you’re still holding on to ill-fitting shoes, you’re doing more harm than good. The wrong size is the wrong answer for your feet. They can cause pain or even worsen current conditions like bunions. Ask your podiatrist about the next pair of shoes you should buy. As always, go shoe shopping later in the day to make sure your feet are at their largest.

Call the professionals

Before you attempt to do bathroom surgery on an ingrown toenail, call the professionals. Podiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat common foot conditions. Your attempts can cause more pain or even lead to infection. Make an appointment with our office today. We’re here to help.

We hope you enjoy finding more ways to increase your foot health awareness. These recommendations are only the beginning, but they can be a great start to getting you on the right track. At Clark Podiatry Center, Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist, treats various conditions such as heel pain, diabetic wounds, bunions, nerve pain, and more. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center. We provide exceptional service for patients in Union County. Contact our office at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online. Our office is at 1114 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066.

 

By Clark Podiatry Center
March 08, 2021
Category: Foot Care

We’re proud to share that we have been comfortably and safely accommodating patients at Clark Podiatry Center. Safety remains a top priority for our patients and staff. As we enter a new season, Dr. Brandon A. Macy and his staff are here to support you with your appointment needs. If you have missed appointments, now is the time to put them back on your calendar. For patients with diabetes, there is an additional sense of urgency.

Here are three reasons to make an appointment:

Get a second look

If you’ve been doing daily foot inspections at home, keep up the great work. We love to hear how our patients care for their feet between appointments. Regular visits allow for your podiatrist to get a second, closer look at your feet. For patients with diabetes, a cut may go unnoticed and develop into a diabetic ulcer. Swollen feet may be a sign of poor circulation.

Address any concerns

During the past year, many people have reduced their visits to specialists to limit interaction with the public. We understand, but we also want to hear any questions or concerns you may have. If you have noticed new symptoms or following up on an injury, we want to support you. Learn more about foot care for patients with diabetes.

Save your feet

Infection is dangerous for anyone, but patients with diabetes may miss these early symptoms because of a condition known as peripheral neuropathy. This condition is nerve damage, which causes patients to lose feeling in their feet or toes. Unfortunately, some patients won’t recognize they have a non-healing wound until it’s too late. The next appointment could be a battle against an infection.

We’ve missed our visits with you. Add a podiatry appointment to your calendar and see a foot and ankle specialist regularly. At Clark Podiatry Center, Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist, treats various conditions such as heel pain, diabetic wounds, bunions, nerve pain, and more. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center. We provide exceptional service for patients in Union County. Contact our office at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online. Our office is at 1114 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066.

By Clark Podiatry Center
February 08, 2021
Category: Heart Health

What is our top recommendation to a patient who smokes? Stop. This habit is harmful to your health overall, including your heart — and your feet. February is American Heart Month, and the Clark Podiatry Center team is reminding patients of the dangers of smoking. With each cigarette, you are increasing your risk for health complications. In the United States, cigarette smoking causes about 1 in every 5 deaths each year, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

How smoking impacts your heart

The chemicals in tobacco cause damage to your blood cells. The same chemicals may also impact how your heart functions as well as its structure. Combining smoking with other risk factors for the disease, such as high blood pressure or obesity, a patient further increases their risk. As time progresses, additional health complications may follow:

  • Chest pain
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Death

How smoking impacts your feet

Poor circulation and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) are among the top ways smoking impacts your feet. Poor circulation limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout your body, including to your feet. Circulation also plays a critical role in healing wounds and is a common complication for patients who have diabetes. PAD occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to the head, organs, and limbs. PAD can cause pain in your legs and feet.

Quit smoking today. According to researchers, no matter how long you’ve smoked, quitting will benefit your health. We want to help you stop and limit the damage to your body, including your feet and ankles. At Clark Podiatry Center, Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist, treats various conditions such as heel pain, diabetic wounds, bunions, nerve pain, and more. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center. We provide exceptional service for patients in Union County. Contact our office at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online. Our office is at 1114 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066.

By Clark Podiatry Center
January 11, 2021
Category: Foot Care

Did you know that January is Thyroid Awareness Month? At Clark Podiatry Center, we believe it’s important for patients to understand how this butterfly-shaped gland can affect the body, including feet and ankles. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive. The results can influence everything from metabolism to organ function. An underactive thyroid can also cause an increased thickening of the skin.

While there are other causes for dry skin, including eczema, psoriasis, and diabetes, a thyroid disorder should not be ignored.

Here are some ways to move forward if you notice dry skin:

Talk to your family

Did you know you are at an increased risk of developing a thyroid disorder if you have a family member with the same condition? Talk to your family. Ask about symptoms, treatments, and more. Bringing this information to your next appointment can be a valuable resource for you and your doctor.

Talk to a professional

Dry skin isn’t the only sign of thyroid disease. It can also be a symptom of other common conditions. To avoid self-diagnosing and the additional guesswork, schedule an appointment with your podiatrist. Adding moisture to your daily hygiene routine remains an important part of daily foot hygiene.

Take the test

Changes to your hair, skin, and nails are among the most visible signs of thyroid disease. For this reason, dermatologists and podiatrists help patients notice the symptoms early. A blood test is the only way to confirm you have a thyroid disorder. Make an appointment today. Make an appointment today.

Are you concerned about your thyroid? Let’s talk today to learn more about your risk or if you have another condition. At Clark Podiatry Center, Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist, treats various conditions such as heel pain, diabetic wounds, bunions, nerve pain, and more. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center. We provide exceptional service for patients in Union County. Contact our office at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online. Our office is at 1114 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066.

By Clark Podiatry Cente
December 07, 2020
Category: Foot Pain

December is here, and we will soon be welcoming 2021.  At Clark Podiatry Center, we’re encouraging our patients to make time for their feet and ankles this month. It’s time to address ongoing issues or new symptoms. Now is not the time to ignore your discomfort and bring it into the next year.

We’re here to help you keep walking. Here are three types of pain to consider as you set a date for your next appointment:
 

1. Persistent Foot Pain

Walking in pain every day can be discouraging, but there is hope. If you have persistent heel or ankle pain, we’re here to help. It’s our job to provide the right diagnosis and create a treatment plan. Don’t get complacent with your discomfort. Check-in often with your podiatrist.

2. New Foot Pain

What’s changed? If you’re noticing new signs of discomfort, start taking notes, and make an appointment with your podiatrist. Ignore the myth that pain is normal or that it will eventually go away. Instead, have confidence about treating your body by receiving a diagnosis from a foot and ankle specialist.

3. Returning Foot Pain

If it has been a long time since you have had foot pain, you know exactly how it feels when it returns. Call your podiatrist to make an appointment. Returning symptoms could be the sign of a reinjury or another condition. To keep you walking, we want to know about any discomfort that you experience. Let us know exactly how you feel, including when you noticed returning symptoms.

Temporary relief is helpful, but it doesn’t resolve the problem. With a correct diagnosis and treatment plan, we can find the root cause to prevent future issues. If you notice any pain — persistent, new, or returning — call us at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center. We want to remind our patients that children should not have foot pain either.





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