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Did you know that New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of the Clark Podiatry Center? We want to keep your child’s feet moving, too. During National Nutrition Month, we’re here to share a few ways to talk with your children about how their meal choices can affect their feet and ankles. 

Strong bones for a bright future

Eating a well-balanced diet with calcium and vitamin D is a big part of a child’s development of strong bones. As children are moving and growing, strengthening their foundation is a great way to set them up for success. Sports injuries may happen in the future, and strong bones help to prevent injuries. Drink a glass of milk with your child or enjoy cheese cubes for a snack. Also, encourage them to spend a healthy amount of time outside, as this is another way to absorb vitamin D.

Healthy foods for high energy

Sugary foods may seem enticing, but eventually, energy levels drop. This excess sugar isn’t a great way to maintain your energy, especially for young athletes. Avoid sugary drinks; instead, stay hydrated with clear fluids like water. Also, be sure to read the ingredients for snack bars and other energy drinks. Titles can be misleading.

Eat well now, reduce risks for later

While no one knows how their health will look in the future, there are ways to reduce risks for developing conditions like diabetes or heart disease. For children, this a great time to establish healthy food and exercise routines. From walking around the neighborhood on Saturday mornings to switching out a cookie with a fruit, model healthy habits now. Trust us — your children are watching.

The New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of Clark Podiatry Center and here to guide you through any childhood foot or ankle conditions that may arise during development. Make an appointment with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. He is located at our Clark, New Jersey office and has the experience to guide you through any questions or concerns you may have. Call (732) 382-3470.

 

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.



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