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Posts for: December, 2019

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. 


By Clark Podiatry Center
December 16, 2019
Category: Rest
Tags: rest   recovery   healing  

What will you do if you’re recovering from an injury during this holiday season? One word: rest. If you’re recovering from a foot or ankle injury or surgery, allowing time for recovery is very important. Moving too fast can lead to reinjury or delayed time for complete healing. resting feet

Dr. Brandon A. Macy of Clark Podiatry Center has some tips for how to take it easy during the holidays.

Rest and recline

Elevating an injured foot or ankle is one way to help with recovery. During the holidays, when the pace has slowed, take some time to get off of your feet. Rest in a recliner or use pillows to elevate your injury on a bed or flat sofa. Taking a nap is also helpful, as your body needs plenty of energy to recover.

Ice to the rescue

If you have an injury such as a sprained ankle, initial symptoms like swelling and bruising may be common. Apply an ice pack to your injured ankle to reduce the swelling. Also, elevate your ankle while kicking up your feet. If swelling continues or worsens, it’s time to make an appointment with your podiatrist.

Use your support

You may want to ditch the orthotics, crutches, or the boot that your doctor gave you at your most recent appointment. Trust us, you will regret the decision to skip out on the tools and devices that will help you fully recover. Following an injury, one of the main goals is to avoid pressure on the injured area. If you add pressure too early, you can take steps backward in your recovery by reinjuring the area.


Resist the urge to take a break from recovery during the holidays. Follow doctor’s orders and the tips above to ensure you fully recover with minimal chances for another injury in the same place. If your healing is taking longer than usual, 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 also part of the Clark Podiatry Center. 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
December 03, 2019

At Clark Podiatry Center, we know that things can become quite busy during the holidays. As children wind down for a break from school, don’t forget to take time to watch and listen for any new signs of foot pain. As you’re moving from store to store or baking your favorite holiday treats, here are three signs to watch for during the holidays: children's foot pain

Ready, set … no

If you’re noticing that your typically high-energy child is taking a seat on the sidelines, check in with your child. They could be saving their energy for the big dinners ahead, but they may also be in pain while moving. Keep in mind that younger children may not be able to communicate their discomfort; instead, they may stop doing what is causing them the pain.

Shoes off

If your child is taking their shoes off as soon as you put them on, or if they’re crying, it’s time to ask some questions. When was the last time you had your child’s foot measured? Has an injury occurred? Talk with your child and work with them to see if they can communicate their reason for kicking off their shoes so quickly.  

Smelly shoes

Your kids have been working hard in school, but their shoes shouldn’t be delivering a strong odor. If you notice smelly socks and shoes, your children might be dealing with Athlete’s foot or a fungal nail. Use the holiday season to thoroughly wash and dry socks and determine if it’s time for another pair of shoes. As your children travel to see family or friends, encourage them to keep on their shoes and socks; don’t share them with others.

If you think your child is experiencing foot pain, don’t feel like you need to wait until 2020 to get some answers. Schedule an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center by calling 732-382-3470. Dr. Brandon A. Macy is a board-certified podiatrist, and New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of the Clark Podiatry Center. Visit us at our Clark, New Jersey office.




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