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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
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 Center
October 12, 2020
Category: Foot Care

It takes a team to support each patient while they journey with a chronic condition. One of those teammates can be a physical therapist. October is National Physical Therapy Month, and it’s important to raise awareness about these movement specialists who support our work each day. The team at Clark Podiatry Center regularly works with patients who have conditions that cause chronic pain while moving. This form of therapy may be one of the treatments we suggest.

What is physical therapy?

A patient needs to understand their body, including the cause of pain and what it means for movement. Therapists use exercise, hands-on care, and educational resources to empower patients, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries. This therapy focuses on improving mobility and function.

How else can physical therapy help?

For patients with arthritis or diabetes, this form of therapy is a helpful treatment for pain management. A physical therapist can help you better understand what’s causing the pain, manage it, and even ways to make lifestyle changes.

Physical therapy helps to improve how patients move and perform their daily activities. It is also beneficial for patients who would rather not have surgery or are recovering from an injury. Lastly, this form of therapy reduces the need for opioids and other prescription medication.

Where can I get these services?

There are many convenient options. You’re not limited to receiving treatment in a rehabilitation facility. Patients can schedule an appointment at a gym, their house, a fitness facility, or another approved location.

If you’re dealing with chronic foot and ankle pain, let’s talk about your options. It’s best to start with a podiatrist, who can help recommend the right specialists for your care team. 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.

Children can benefit from physical therapy, too. Explore treatment options when you make an appointment.

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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