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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. 

By Clark Podiatry Center
December 09, 2019
Category: Foot Care

Travel season is here. Do you have a plan if you were to injure your foot or ankle while away from your podiatrist? At Clark Podiatry Center, we want to keep you walking whether you’re at home or across the country. Here are a few common foot problems that may occur during this busy travel season. Don’t worry — we’re providing solutions for you, too.foot problems while traveling

Sprained ankle

Did you step out of the car awkwardly? Perhaps you were running a bit too fast while playing with the family’s new puppy. It doesn’t take much to end up with a sprained ankle, which is caused by twisting or adding force to the ankle in an unnatural movement. If this happens while you’re out of town, your main priority is to rest and elevate your ankle while also providing ice to reduce swelling. 

Ingrown toenail

If you’ve been wearing your shoes tightly, adding additional walking while traveling may lead to an ingrown toenail. If you notice that the corner of your toenail is starting to dig into the surrounding skin, try to soak your feet in warm, soapy water. If you notice any signs of infection, such as redness or pain, call your podiatrist and don’t delay treatment.

Athlete’s foot

Did you forget your shower shoes while visiting the locker room at a friend’s gym? Walking barefoot in places like locker rooms increases your risk for Athlete’s foot. If you notice drying skin, inflammation, itching or blisters between your toes, there are over-the-counter treatment options that provide relief until you’re back home. We recommend that you schedule an appointment with your podiatrist to ensure that you treat the fungus quickly and effectively.

Plan ahead. Get the contact information for our office and let us know if you have any concerns prior to traveling miles away from our office. Schedule an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center by calling 732-382-3470. Dr. Brandon A. Macy is a board-certified podiatrist. Additionally, New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of the Clark Podiatry Center. Visit us at our Clark, New Jersey office.

By Clark Podiatry Center
October 21, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Health   Foot Care   foot doctor  

What enables you to get up in the morning, go to work, play with your children, dance, shop, and enjoy nearly every other activity? Your feet, of course! At Clark Podiatry Center, we want all of our patients to enjoy an active and healthy life, and that requires patients to take good care of their feet. There are many simple steps you can take today to ensure a lifetime of excellent foot health.

Below are some do’s and don’ts to help you get started:

Do: wash your feet every day and dry them completely, paying special attention to the spaces between your toes.

Don’t: walk barefoot in public places. Viral and fungal infections and plantar warts are all spread by direct contact. Keeping feet covered with shower shoes or flip-flops at the gym, community pool, and nail salon will greatly lower your risk of contracting one of these infections.

Don’t: wear shoes that are too small for your feet. When your toes are squeezed together regularly,   there is a much greater likelihood of ingrown toenails and deformities, such as hammertoes and bunions.

Do: maintain an appropriate weight. Carrying extra pounds puts extra strain on your feet. This increases your risk of several foot problems, including arthritis. Overweight or obese people tend to experience more foot pain.

Don’t: cut your toenails too short. This allows the skin to start to overlap the nail and the nail to become ingrown. Ingrown toenails are not only incredibly painful but become a site for infection if the nail punctures the skin.

Do: Make an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center by calling 732-382-3470 if you are experiencing foot pain or have concerns about a foot or ankle issue. Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon A. Macy, will do a complete physical examination of your feet and provide a prompt diagnosis of your foot problem and the best course of treatment. We are proud to say that New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of the Clark Podiatry Center.

We look forward to serving you at our Clark, New Jersey office!

June 26, 2019
Category: Foot Care
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December 05, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: HSA   FSA  

The end of the year is fast approaching (it seems too fast!) and time is running out for utilizing the remaining benefits of your HSA and FSA accounts. These benefits can be used for any products or services not typically covered by your insurance plans. Examples are our Quadrastep, Footstep and LittleStep orthotics, along with custom orthotics not covered by insurance plans. This also applies to the medical grade retail products available in the office.

Moreover, if you've been thinking about making an appointment for your foot problem, consider scheduling during December before your 2019 insurance deductible kicks in. Has your child outgrown their orthotics? Would you like a second pair of orthotics for a different style of shoe?  

Due to outside vendor cost increases, some of our fees for the orthotics and other products will be increasing in 2019. Save on your out of pocket expenses by using those benefits available to you and beat the price changes before it's too late. Use those HSA or FSA benefits before the end of the year or lose them forever!

For more information or an appointment, contact us at 732-382-3470 or visit our website at www.clarkpodiatry.com.  

At Clark Podiatry Center and the NJ Children's Foot Health Institute, we want to keep you walking!

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