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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
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!



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