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By Clark Podiatry Center
March 24, 2020
Category: Foot Health Tips

We’re all spending much more time at home these days as we seek to limit the spread of the coronavirus. While we work from home, keep up with our children, or step outside for a moment, it’s still important to protect our feet. Clark Podiatry Center has a few safety tips that you and your family can practice during this time. Healthy feet and ankles are an important part of your overall health, too.

Stepping outside? Wear shoes.

Whether it’s a quick trip to the mailbox or a phone call in the backyard, always wear shoes. If you have diabetes, it is even more important to avoid walking barefoot. A small cut or bruise can have dangerous consequences and may also lead to a foot ulcer. Keep a pair of shoes by the door as a reminder.

Keep up with your foot hygiene

Don’t skip foot hygiene maintenance. It includes daily check-ups and keeping your feet clean and dry. Healthy foot care routines are a great way to prevent foot issues or detect them earlier. If you’re wearing socks or shoes in the house, be sure to let your shoes air out each night to prevent a fungal toenail infection. Also, don’t wear the same pair of socks to avoid smelly feet.

Fall proof your house

There are simple things that you can do to reduce your chances of falling or tripping in your house. It includes switching out slippery rugs with non-slip options or rearranging furniture that might be a hazard. Fall-proofing your home may also include choosing footwear wisely. Avoid wearing slippers without non-slip soles. Also, if you choose socks, look for those to be non-slip, as well.

While you enjoy the comforts of home, be sure to keep up the great work of monitoring and caring for your feet. If you have any questions or concerns, make an appointment with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. He is located at our Clark, New Jersey office. Call (732) 382-3470. For concerns about your children, the New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center.

By Clark Podiatry Center
March 02, 2020
Category: Athletic Foot Care

Winter is almost over, and soon springtime weather will be inviting us out to play our favorite sports. Longer days with even more sunshine welcome fun activities for you and your family. Before you jump into a new sport or dust off your shoes from last spring, Dr. Brandon A. Macy and his team at Clark Podiatry Center have a few questions to ask before your big game. These questions focus on the health of your feet, ankles, and shoes; they can also guide you on ways to prevent sports injuries.

Is it time for a new pair of shoes?

For adults, your shoe size may not be the reason for a new pair. Instead, it could be that your foot needs have changed.   Your shoes have worn, or you need additional support— like a pair of orthotics. For children, whose feet are quickly growing, we strongly recommend that you have a professional measure their feet for the new season.

Am I ready to play a sport?

If you were recently diagnosed with a medical condition, including one that affects your feet or ankles, consult a medical professional before beginning a new sport. You may need additional time to recover or supports such, as a brace or custom orthotics.

Do I have unaddressed foot or ankle pain?

If you have been experiencing foot and ankle pain, you should schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. Never ignore pain.  Pushing through pain can cause more harm and potentially worsen your condition.

Who should I call if I experience a foot or ankle injury?

If you experience an injury to your foot or ankle, we recommend visiting an expert — a podiatrist. Sports injuries are common, so knowing this information will be one less thing to worry about if you are in distress.

Be prepared; spring is on its way. After answering these questions, schedule an appointment with Dr. Brandon A. Macy of Clark Podiatry Center if you need additional guidance. He is a board-certified podiatrist, located at our Clark, New Jersey office. New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of the Clark Podiatry Center, too. Call 732-382-3470.

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
September 25, 2019
Category: fungal toenails
Tags: diabetes   Toenail Fungus   surgery   podiatrist  

Of the many conditions a person can have regarding their feet, one often ignored is toenail fungus. Maybe because it is such a basic problem that it is often considered normal. But having toenail fungus is certainly not a normal, or at least, a healthy condition as it can easily lead to athlete’s foot. So, what is toenail fungus and what does it look like?  Called onychomycosis, toenail fungus is a fungal infection of your toenails and nail bed. If it spreads to your toes, it becomes athlete’s foot or tinea pedis.

Symptoms of toenail fungus include:

  • Thickened nails – unusual thickness
  • Crumbly nails – toward the edges of the nails
  • Distorted shape – can grow to one side or the other
  • Bad smell – due to fungus
  • Dark color under the nail – from the buildup of the fungus

Causes of toenail fungus include:

  • Sweaty feet – moisture breeds fungus
  • Age – the older a person is, the more likely they are to have poor circulation and the buildup of fungus
  • Walking barefoot in public places – must wear sandals or flipflops to avoid infection
  • Sharing towels, socks and footwear – can spread disease
  • Diabetes – loss of sensation can help nurture fungus
  • Skin conditions like psoriasis – can contribute to fungus

If you have any of the above symptoms, you need to see your podiatrist who will test your feet for a fungus and treat appropriately. Some fungal infections are very stubborn and take time to be completely removed.

Treatments include:

  • Oral anti-fungal – such as Sporanox – can take 12 weeks to work
  • Anti-fungal nail polish or lacquer – applied to the nail. May have to be used for a year.
  • Anti-fungal nail cream – must be used on the nail and skin surrounding it
  • Oral anti-fungal – can be taken in pill form
  • Surgery – in the most severe cases, the entire nail may need to be removed and medication applied after

Need some more help and encouragement in caring for your feet or choosing the right shoes schedule an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center to see our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon A. Macy. He can assess your feet to ensure that there are no issues making sure that you not only choose the right shoes, but also keep your feet healthy. Come see us at our Clark, New Jersey office today!

By Clark Podiatry Center
September 18, 2019
Category: proper foot care
Tags: blisters   diabetes   toenails   Athlete's Foot   podiatrist  

One of the most common and taken for granted parts of the body is our feet. Maybe it’s because we use them every day without thinking that we just don’t always put a lot of emphasis on them. The truth of the matter, though, is that our feet are one of the most important parts of our body. Without them we’d be stationary, a condition not usually confronted by most people. It is because of their importance, realized or not that taking care of them is very important and should be of concern to everyone.

So how much importance do we put on them, and how do we make sure they are taken care of? Good questions. First, we need to ensure they are in good condition, and the best way to do this is to make an appointment with your podiatrist. Your podiatrist is trained to ensure that your feet are healthy and, if a condition arises, treated properly. While many of us believe we can do this ourselves, this is not always true or best for us.

Reasons to contact your podiatrist include:

  • Introductory appointment – if you haven’t seen your podiatrist, make an appointment now and have them diagnose your feet for any unknown issues
  • Regular visits – checkups can keep your feet in the best condition
  • Continued pain in your feet – pain is abnormal and an indicator there is a problem
  • Blisters on your feet – shows an infection or irregular wear may be associated with your footwear or part of a developing problem
  • Cracking or peeling of the skin on your feet – can be the sign of a fungus or athlete’s foot
  • Changes in the toenails – can be a sign of a fungal infection which can spread or develop into more serious complications
  • Diabetes – a very serious condition your podiatrist needs to know about
  • When home or over the counter treatments do not work – an obvious sign that more serious medical attention is needed

In any case, seeing your podiatrist is just good common sense. As we get older, we seem to get to know more and more doctors. Why not add your podiatrist to the mix and cover all the bases?

Need some more help and encouragement in caring for your feet or even choosing the right shoes? Schedule an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center to see our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon A. Macy. He can assess your feet to ensure that there are no issues, making sure that you not only choose the right shoes but also keep your feet healthy. See us at our Clark, New Jersey office today!



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