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By Brandon Macy, D.P.M.
December 25, 2014
Category: Uncategorized

 

 A prankster made an adjustment to the exit sign on the Garden State Parkway on Christmas Eve. e Certainly a plug for National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.  Nobody I know would dare do this to change the sign to Clark Podiatry.  But maybe somebody with Photoshop?

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to one and all from all of us at Clark Podiatry!  Drive safely and enjoy the holidays.

 


By Brandon Macy, D.P.M
December 09, 2014
Category: Orthotics
Tags: Foot Scanners  

Foot ScannersYour feet are the foundation of your entire body, supporting you when you stand, walk and run. But when your feet are functioning poorly, signs and symptoms of altered biomechanics usually result in pain, instability, and poor performance.

The good news is that a custom-made orthotic from Clark Podiatry Center can relieve your chronic foot pain by supporting the bone structures of your feet, allowing these structures to work together properly. Orthotics help correct structural problems and conditions such as heel pain and plantar fasciitis; arch pain; pain related to diabetes or age; and many other foot pains related to bunions, sprains and other conditions.

State-of-the-Art Foot Scanners from Clark Podiatry Center

Now when patients come into our Clark Office, we can use our state-of-the-art foot scanner to provide a dynamic, biomechanic assessment of the foot. Our new foot scanning technology offers precise mapping of the contours of the feet, resulting in a more accurate orthotic fitting for each patient. The process is extremely fast and accurate, and using this advanced technology, we can create the most comfortable and suitable solution for the correction of your feet.

If you are experiencing foot pain or instability, visit our Clark, NJ office for a thorough biomechanical assessment. After an evaluation of your foot, we can use our advanced foot scanning system to manufacture the best orthotic specifically for you and your feet.

If your feet hurt, your entire body hurts. At our Clark, NJ office, our goal is to design and fabricate the most effective custom orthotic devices to help relieve your pain and get you on the road to recovery!  Contact us  for more information or an appointment via our website www.clarkpodiatry.com or call us at 732-382-3470.


By Brandon Macy, D.P.M.
December 06, 2014
Category: Foot Pain
Tags: Untagged

 

Biofreeze is a topical analgesic that is an integral part of the treatment necessary to getting you out of pain and back to running and playing your sport. Clark Podiatry Center is a distributor for Biofreeze and makes the products easily available to both patients and non-patients alike. Just give us a call at 732-382-3470, stop in, and let the pain relief begin.

Click on the link below to see a brief video explaining the science behind Biofreeze.

How Biofreeze Works  (video)


By Brandon Macy, D.P.M.
December 06, 2014
Category: Diabetes issues

For New Jerseyans, the cost of diabetes has never been greater. Not only does the disease cause detriment to the well-being of New Jersey’s citizens, it also puts a tremendous financial burden on the state. More than 625,000 people in New Jersey suffer from diabetes, and the total cost of diabetes in the state exceeds $7.85 billion per year. The American Diabetes Association estimates that a third of this cost stems from indirect costs such as lost work productivity, and that two thirds of the cost is a direct result of medical bills.

A major cost associated with diabetic medical care is lower-limb amputation. Diabetes can cause patients to lose sensation in their extremities, so an individual may not immediately notice injuries to his or her feet. This can cause diabetic ulcers—wounds on the feet that are slow to heal and prone to infection—which often require amputation. In 2013, about 73,000 Americans with diabetes needed amputations. The average cost for each amputation is more than $70,000.

For those who have diabetes or are at risk for the disease, regular checkups by a podiatrist—at least annually—are one of the easiest ways to outsmart diabetes and prevent most foot complications. In fact, including a podiatrist in your care can reduce amputation rates by as much as 85 percent. 

A Thomson Reuters study sponsored by the American Podiatric Medical Association found that among patients with commercial insurance, each $1 invested in care by a podiatrist results in $27 to $51 of savings for the health-care system.  Among Medicare eligible patients, each $1 invested in care by a podiatrist results in $9 to $13 of savings. 

New Jerseyans shouldn’t let a lack of health insurance keep them from receiving proper foot care. Podiatrists work in health clinics, in addition to private practices, treating patients. I’ve worked with patients to create alternative options such as payment plans. 

With proactive foot care, New Jerseyans can reduce the risk of infection and amputation, improve function and quality of life, and reduce health-care costs.

If you have questions about diabetes, diabetic foot care or for an appointment for an examination, contact us.

 

Brandon Macy, D.P.M

1114 Raritan Rd., Clark, NJ 07066

732-382-3470

www.clarkpodiatry.com

 

 


By Brandon Macy, D.P.M.
December 03, 2014
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Broken toe   fracture   digital x-ray  

 

It seems that just about everyone has had occasion to jam their foot into a piece of furniture or a door when barefoot.  So often happening in the middle of the night, they’re often referred to as “bedpost fractures”.   After getting over the sudden, intense pain when you see stars and have gotten past the urge to utter some bad words, what comes next? 

Immediately, the best thing to do is to apply ice to the area for 10 minutes or so.  There’s no way of knowing for a fact whether it is indeed broken at this point, although swelling and turning black-and-blue is typically a pretty good indicator. 

There’s a common misconception out there that “there’s nothing you can do for a broken toe”, but this isn’t really true.  

First, to determine whether it is broken, an x-ray needs to be obtained.  At Clark Podiatry Center, we have a digital x-ray which can provide clear results within a matter of seconds.  The importance of the x-rays isn’t just to see if the toe is broken, but also to see if the alignment of the bones is good in a broken toe.  

If the fracture is in good alignment, then “buddy taping” two toes together with a cotton ball in between is typically done and utilized for 4-6 weeks. This reduces swelling and immobilizes the fracture much like a cast would and that will make things far more comfortable when walking.

If there is poor alignment of the fracture, then it will not heal properly or healing could be delayed, in which case the fracture will need to be “set” under local anesthesia to improve the alignment.  Digital x-rays help here too to make sure the alignment of the fracture site has been improved.

The moral of the story is to be careful.  Being barefoot at home can be a dangerous proposition.  But if your foot does have an internal GPS that finds furniture, we’re here to help.  Call us at 732-382-3470 for an urgent appointment or request one on our website, www.clarpodiatry.com. We’ll fit you into our schedule ASAP to take care of your broken toe.

#broken toe  #ClarkPodiatryCenter  #digitalxray




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