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By Clark Podiatry Center
January 22, 2020
Category: bone health
Tags: osteoporosis   vitamin D   strong bones  

Your New Year’s Resolutions list may be longer than you’d like, but here’s one more goal: strengthen your bones. That’s right — just like you want to strengthen your muscles. Stronger bones help with coordination and balance. They also help to reduce injuries, like a fracture, after a fall or a trip. Dr. Brandon A. Macy of Clark Podiatry Center is here to help you take more steps in 2020. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Take it easy

If you’re ready to exercise, consult a doctor, choose the right exercise, and ease into your new lifestyle. It’s best to choose two types of exercises: weight-bearing and resistance. For weight-bearing exercises, it’s important to know your limits and have supervision. For resistance exercises, such as walking, jogging, or dancing, make sure that you’re wearing the proper footwear.

Bring out the calcium — and sunshine

Calcium is an important mineral that should be a part of your regular diet. If you don’t have calcium in your meal plan, start today. Most dairy items, including milk, yogurt, and cheese, have calcium. If you’re unable to tolerate dairy, there are many other non-dairy items that provide this source of nutrition. Consider almonds and beans, for example. Next, spend some time outside to get some Vitamin D; don’t forget sunscreen. Vitamin D supplements are helpful, too.

Know your bones

Does osteoporosis run in your family? Do you frequently suffer from sprained ankles? These are questions to consider as you evaluate ways to strengthen your bones. Talking with a podiatrist is a valuable way to determine risk factors and a game plan for proper treatment.

Avoid sprains and broken bones by strengthening your support system. Schedule an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center or call 732-382-3470. Dr. Brandon A. Macy is a board-certified podiatrist at our Clark, New Jersey office, and he’s here to help you on our journey. New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of the Clark Podiatry Center, too.

By Clark Podiatry Center
January 14, 2020
Category: Exercise
Tags: sports injuries   fitness  

Starting your exercise journey can be exciting as you begin a fresh start for the new year. It can also be a bit intimidating if you feel like you’re approaching the goal alone. Dr. Brandon A. Macy of Clark Podiatry Center works hard to keep you walking, and this includes speeding things up a bit during an exercise program or sporting activity. Don’t forget that your feet and ankles will be feeling the pressure during these new activities. Here are a few ways to protect yourself from sports injuries:

Stretch and rest

Set yourself up for success by stretching before and after fitness activities and resting when it’s time for a break. Stretching allows your muscles to become stronger and more flexible. As you’re moving back and forth, well-stretched muscles also improve your range of motion. If you experience pain while stretching, stop. It’s okay to ease into stretches based on your level of flexibility.

Keep your bones healthy and strong

Limit your chances of a fracture, or broken bone, by increasing your intake of calcium and Vitamin D. Don’t underestimate the benefits of a glass of milk, a Vitamin D supplement or a healthy amount of time in the sun (wearing sunscreen, of course). Healthy, strong bones help to protect you from the consequences of a trip, a bump or a fall. 

Don’t push through the pain

If you’re experiencing pain, it’s time to stop. The further along you continue in pain, the more likely you are to worsen your condition. Your pain could have a simple solution, such as a change of footwear. It could also be something that needs more attention, such as Achilles tendonitis.

Start exercising the right way, so that you can continue throughout the year. If you have questions about getting started, schedule an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center or call 732-382-3470. Dr. Brandon A. Macy is a board-certified podiatrist at our Clark, New Jersey office. New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of the Clark Podiatry Center, too.

By Clark Podiatry Center
January 08, 2020
Category: toe injuries
Tags: toe pain   toe warning signs  

Are your toes in trouble? Are you walking into the new year with some pain, discomfort or noticeable changes? Start the new year with confidence by visiting our office for a checkup. If you’re not sure of what kind of toe trouble requires a visit to our office, Dr. Brandon A. Macy of Clark Podiatry Center has a few warning signs for you to consider. Here’s the first tip: Pain is never normal. If you have pain, consider yourself warned. 

New colors

If your toe — or toenail — has changed color recently, it’s time to make an appointment with our office. Changes to your feet, especially color changes, should not be ignored. Different colors can be signs of infection, bruising, or a circulation issue, among other possibilities. Don’t wait for the color to disappear, find the cause of the change as soon as possible.

Painful steps

It may not seem like a big deal at the time, but that slight pain could be something serious. As you’re walking, pain should not define each step. Discomfort could be the sign of a fracture, a sprain, an ingrown toenail, or infection.

Itchiness or an odor

Are you trying to reach that itchy part between your toes? Are you suddenly shy about kicking off your shoes? Itchy feet or an odor can be a sign of a fungal infection. These symptoms are not only annoying but also harmful to others. Conditions like athlete’s foot can be easily spread. One of the big mistakes that people make is using an over-the-counter medication to treat an infection that may require something different.


If something feels different about your toes, let us do the investigation. Don’t ignore this very important part of your feet; your mobility depends on it. Add to your resolutions list by scheduling an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center and calling 732-382-3470. Dr. Brandon A. Macy is a board-certified podiatrist at our Clark, New Jersey office. New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of the Clark Podiatry Center, too.

By Clark Podiatry Center
December 30, 2019
Category: Podiatrist

We recently shared advice on ways to begin 2020 with better feet. This new year is also a great time to share a bit more about our office, and how we can help with your foot and ankle needs. Dr. Brandon A. Macy of Clark Podiatry Center is all about working with you and providing resources to keep you walking. Here are some services that we offer to you and your family. We hope to meet you soon!

Convenience

We value meeting your foot and ankle needs while providing convenience.

  • We take X-rays on our premises. Avoid the hassle of traveling around after you or a loved one has been injured.

  • We also offer in-office surgery. A same-day surgery option is available at Overlook Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

  • If you’re looking for a certified shoe and brace specialist for shoes, we have an on-site expert, too.

Therapy

  • We offer laser therapy for heel pain, neuromas, tendon injuries, and even fungal nail disorders.

  • Recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis? We specialize in Shockwave Therapy.

Sports Injuries

  • If you or a family member suffers a sports injury, we’re here to help.
  • Common sports injuries include sprains, and fractures, among others.

Diabetic Foot Care

  • Diabetes is a condition that affects your body, particularly your feet and ankles.

  • Peripheral neuropathy is one condition that causes nerve damage that can impact a patient’s ability to feel pain, such as a scrape or bruise. These injuries can quickly worsen and take a long time to heal because of poor circulation.

  • We specialize in wound care services to help with non-healing wounds, which can increase the risk of infection.


The list above isn’t inclusive. We offer many ways to help with your foot and ankle needs. Start this new year by scheduling an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center by calling 732-382-3470. Dr. Brandon A. Macy is a board-certified podiatrist. New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of the Clark Podiatry Center, too. Visit us at our Clark, New Jersey office.

By Clark Podiatry Center
December 23, 2019
Category: Foot Care

We can all do a better job of taking care of our feet. Day to day, our feet help us get to work or school, travel, play sports or walk to the mailbox. As 2019 comes to a close, Dr. Brandon A. Macy of Clark Podiatry Center is sharing advice on things that you can do now to enter 2020 with happy and healthy feet. It’s not too late — you still have time.  treat foot pain

Start healthy habits now

One of those healthy habits includes looking at and washing your feet daily. Your feet are often overlooked, but changes such as pain and inflammation can reveal many things about your overall health. Choose a time of day that you will use to inspect your feet and make it a routine. Taking notice and responding to changes in your feet can make a big difference with your diagnosis and treatment options.

Visit a podiatrist

Even if you schedule an appointment for the new year, it’s still a great idea to contact a podiatrist. A podiatrist is trained to help with your foot and ankle needs, so it’s best to have one on your team. After your first visit, schedule regular appointments. We’re not here only for foot emergencies; we want to help with maintenance and prevention.

Stop smoking

If you need help, we would love to provide resources. Smoking impacts your blood circulation and increases your chances of peripheral arterial disease. If you have diabetes, this lifestyle makes your condition even more dangerous. Remember, second-hand smoking can affect your family, friends, and co-workers, too.


There’s no need to wait until 2020 to make changes that can improve the health of your feet. If you have questions about any of these tips, or if you’d like to learn more, schedule an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center by calling 732-382-3470. Dr. Brandon A. Macy is a board-certified podiatrist. New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of the Clark Podiatry Center, too. Visit us at our Clark, New Jersey office. 





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