Protect Your Feet from Frostbite

FrostbiteWhen body tissues are harmed after being exposed to freezing conditions, it can result in frostbite, a possibly irreversible condition. Frostbite is more likely to occur in the winter, in windy conditions, and at high elevations. Skin exposed to cold temperatures or water can freeze, causing the common but frequently ignored condition of frostbite. Numbness, swelling, blisters, and blackened skin are some of the signs…

Healthy Feet in the New Year

Now is the time to ponder over some new resolutions for the new year. Improving your physical and mental well-being is a common resolution. Most people, according to podiatrists, overlook their foot health until they experience a problem. Your general health will benefit from maintaining good and healthy feet. To improve your health and fitness, start small and work your way up. So, in order…

Cold Weather Tips for Diabetic Feet

DiabeticsControlling blood sugar is particularly difficult during the winter season. With the upcoming holiday season and feasting, it can be challenging to keep your blood glucose within normal limits. People with diabetes need to be extra careful about their foot health. Here are a few tips for diabetics to follow during the winter season for better foot health. Daily foot inspection. Diabetic patients should develop…

Are You Suffering from Foot Odor?

OdorFoot odor, also called bromodosis, is a common problem that affects millions of people. Your feet and your hands have the most sweat glands than any other area of the body. Sweat by itself has no smell; nevertheless, the moisture-loving bacteria can raise your risk of producing a potent stench. What causes foot odor? The cause is simple: our skin hosts millions of bacteria, and…

Knowing the Risks of a Fall

Well, school is back in session. Summer is in the last days. Now, we’re preparing for the fall season. It is also the start of Falls Prevention Awareness Month. You may not think about the risk of taking a tumble, but the risk increases with age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one out of four older people falls annually.…

Golfing and Your Feet

GolfAre you a fan of golf? If so, do you enjoy playing the game or watching it on television? Either way, we have something for you with today’s blog. Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center is celebrating National Golf Month, and he is sharing some helpful tips for patients who love the game or know someone who plays, too. Golf is a game…

Beach Safety: Feet First

Can you believe we’re already in July? We hope you’ve had a chance to make it to the beach. If not, a beach trip should definitely be on your list of summer plans. While Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center loves to hear about his patients having fun in the sun, he also wants them to keep safety in mind. If they have…

Three Ways to Be Safe in the Sun

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. While we hope you have been caring for your skin year-round, this time provides an opportunity for a gentle reminder. The sun does not take a break-even during the colder months. We must do our best to protect our skin, including the skin covering our feet and ankles. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer; it is…

Is Your Heart Healthy?

Here’s a serious question: Is your heart healthy? February is American Heart Month, and this is the time we think about the state of the heart. While we will never know with certainty, we can listen to signals from our bodies about what’s happening inside our chest. One way to start is by looking down — at your feet and ankles. Our feet and ankles…