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In less than 2 minutes, could you tell us about your thyroid — and its importance? From the location to the size to potential problems, tell us your confidence level to lead the conversation. Well, now is the perfect time to brush up on some skills. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. We’re here to help. Let’s talk about the hormone-producing gland that plays a role…
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Did you know that November is American Diabetes Month? This condition impacts millions of Americans. For patients, the complications can require attention from various specialists, including optometrists, physical therapists, and podiatrists. As the holiday season approaches, Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center wants to empower his patients by helping them choose meals wisely. Diet and exercise are among the lifestyle habits that can…
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October is Raynaud’s Awareness Month. What do you know about this condition that affects 5-10 percent of Americans? The disorder is a response to cold or stress, and the results are an interruption to the blood vessels to different parts of the body, including your feet and toes. Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center knows that the experience, also known as an attack,…
Have you forgotten about your risks for accidental falls? September is Falls Prevention Month, and each year, older Americans are at an increased risk for this event. Do you know that 25% of older Americans will fall annually, according to the US CDC? Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center offers three quick ways to help your loved ones at home, especially our senior…
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What’s on your back-to-school schedule? For parents, staying a few steps ahead of common pediatric foot conditions is the best way to start the new school year. Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center recommends three steps to add to your routine this fall. Starting now will help your child reduce their risk of developing common foot problems. Wear clean, dry socks   When shoe…
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What happens if you have inflammation in your Achilles tendon? You have a condition known as Achilles tendonitis, which can be painful and impact the way you move. The Achilles tendon is the tissue that connects your heel bone to your calf muscle. It plays a critical role in your movement. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to take your daily walk or play your…
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Don’t let diabetes get you down this summer! Dr. Brandon A. Macy is here to help you enjoy the family vacation, summer sports, and beach trips without complications to your foot and ankle health. Here are some tips to take along this summer. Share these helpful recommendations with your family and friends, too. Infection and dangerous blood sugar levels are concerning for patients with diabetes,…
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Are orthotics only for adults? Of course not. Children can benefit from these medical devices, too. At Clark Podiatry Center, we understand foot pain and walking challenges can impact everyone, including our youngest patients. Dr. Brandon A. Macy regularly provides parents with suggestions for pediatric foot concerns. Custom children’s orthotics are among those solutions. Here are answers to commonly asked questions: Will my child’s foot…

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