Managing Raynaud’s

Coffee MorningOctober is Raynaud’s Awareness Month. What do you know about this condition that affects 5-10 percent of Americans? The disorder is a response to cold or stress, and the results are an interruption to the blood vessels to different parts of the body, including your feet and toes. Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center knows that the experience, also known as an attack,…

Don’t Let These Hazards Spoil Your Beach Day

Sun, sand, and waves! Nothing says summer fun like a day at the beach. Below are some potential podiatric problems and how to prevent them from ruining your seaside outing. Jellyfish Stings – many people don’t realize that jellyfish that have washed up on the shore can still sting you if you step on them. If this happens, carefully remove the tentacles from your feet.…

Do you have enough wiggle room?

104352418 Hands Holding Different Shoes On Isolated BackgroundAre you sitting at the office? How about in the locker room before the game? Go ahead. Wiggle your toes and answer the questions below. At Clark Podiatry Center, we want to keep you walking — with support and comfort. When footwear no longer meets those requirements, you are at risk for corns, calluses, bunions, and blisters. If you can no longer wiggle your toes…

The Miracle of the Foot

80369848 Specialist Watching Woman Walk On Tread MillIf we stop and think about it, the human foot is quite an invention. Made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons, it is both complicated and simple. Complicated in design but simple in performance, it balances our body weight as we walk, stroll, run, or stand. Amazing if we think about it. Yet, how, many times do we…

Why a Podiatrist?

14202058 Doctor Examining An Injured FootThere are many types of doctors a person can see, depending on what part of the body needs attention. For the heart it is a cardiologist, for the kidneys, it is a nephrologist, and for the skin, it’s a dermatologist. For your feet, though, it’s a podiatrist. But why see a podiatrist? Aren’t foot problems really minor and something you can handle yourself? Well, the…

Basic Foot Care Tips for Healthy Feet

59421802 S Clipper Toe Nail Man Foot Hands AcrossKeeping in good health requires constant effort, whether it is through regular exercise or a healthy diet. The same goes for your feet. Regular checkups with your Primary Care physician are essential, as are regular checkups with your podiatrist. While you may be able to detect many foot problems, your podiatrist is best qualified to diagnose any issues, which may arise regarding your feet. Regardless,…

Reasons Your Feet Might Swell

8903748 Senior Man Massaging His Aching Feet With His Hands“Why are my feet so swollen?” At the end of some days, you might notice that your feet are larger than they were when you woke up this morning. If you’ve been on your feet all day, whether from a job that requires standing or from walking all day, there’s a good chance that your feet will be a bit swollen. A slight swelling of…

Why Do Corns & Calluses Keep Coming Back?

58286020 Painful Corn On Foot. Close UpCan’t you just get out the root?” is a regular question patients ask when they return for a 2nd, 3rd, 4 visit (or more) over time to relieve their painful corns and calluses. Unfortunately, corns and calluses don’t work that way and there’s a reason for that.  Let’s get to the “root” of the matter. First, there is no difference between a corn and a…

Pump Bump (Haglund’s Deformity)

56102236 S High Heels Pain Foot HaglundsWhen it comes to women’s foot problems, both genetics and fashion play major roles. It also accounts for why women seem to have more foot and ankles issues than men do. One such problem that affects women more than men is Haglund’s Deformity, also known as retrocalcaneal bursitis.   Commonly called “pump bump”, it is a condition characterized by a painful enlargement of the back…

Tackling Turf Toe

3944510 Cleat On Green GrassIt doesn’t only affect people who play sports on turfs. While they do affect those that play football and soccer, it’s an injury that can affect anyone that may incur impact on the big toe. Turf toe occurs when there is a hyperextension of the ligaments around the big toe joint. When the big toe joint is stretched while the heel is lifted off the…