Fun, Safe Outdoor Activities

26527184 S Family Dog Children OutdoorsTimes are a bit different right now. As community members practice social distancing to protect their neighbors, people are staying inside much more. On beautiful days, they’re safely taking advantage of fresh air and being outdoors. The team at Clark Podiatry Center is on your side during this new season of our lives. We’re also here to provide some helpful, fun ways to enjoy the…

2020 Fitness: How to Exercise the Right Way

44790491 Digital Composite Of Highlighted Foot Bones Of Jogging WomanStarting your exercise journey can be exciting as you begin a fresh start for the new year. It can also be a bit intimidating if you feel like you’re approaching the goal alone. Dr. Brandon A. Macy of Clark Podiatry Center works hard to keep you walking, and this includes speeding things up a bit during an exercise program or sporting activity. Don’t forget that…

How Walking Effects Your Health and Your Feet

15562790 Older Casual Couple Sitting In The Grass OutdoorsWalking is a basic human activity and has been for centuries. As we make our way to and from destinations, it is estimated that an average person takes 7,500 steps in a day, and if you live to the age of 80, you will likely take close to 216,000,000 steps. Considering this, keeping an eye on your foot health is very important. Some of the…

Adding to Your Step Count at Work!

35897542 Teenager Walking Down StreetHave you been keeping up with your New Year’s Resolutions to be healthier this year? One way you can do that is to stay active and eat nutritious foods! You might argue that: You don’t have enough time to fit in a gym workout every day. You’re too tired to exercise after a long day and commute home. You lack the motivation to keep up…

Exercise Your Feet During Your Flight!

24815029 S Plane Ocean Sky CloudsGot a long flight coming up? Got kids going with you? You might prepare for it by testing out neck pillows, noise-canceling headphones, and maybe some eye masks. But what will you do to make the flight more comfortable for the feet? Here are some foot-related items you could test out: Compression socks – to promote circulation and reduce swelling. Disposable slippers or flip-flops –…

Toe Exercises for the Family

40283038 S Feet Blanket Family FeetLooking for another way to spend family time together? It might sound strange, but how about a night of foot fitness? Yep, you read that right. Specifically, we want to focus on exercising the toes. It’s not a body part you usually think about when working out, such as the biceps or abs, but strengthening the toes are just as important. Why should we exercise…

Foot or Ankle Injury? Don’t Worry, It’ll Work Out!

39993245 S Exercise Workout Grass TreesWell, what we mean is, you can still work out! Okay, so you might not necessarily WANT to keep exercising. Or if you love working out, maybe you DO! Regardless of which camp you’re in, we do encourage you to keep up your physical activity, at least 3 times a week. If you routinely do exercises that include running or jumping, you may feel stumped…

Why Do My Toes Go Numb When I Exercise?

Fhm 5 Numb Toes During ExerciseWhy Do My Toes Go Numb WHen I Exercise? Many patients notice that when they exercise, particularly on a treadmill or elliptical exerciser, that the toes on one or both feet go numb, relieved when they stop the workout.   The sensation is similar to when you sit down in an awkward position and your foot or leg “falls asleep”. What actually occurs in these situations…

Breaking Boards with Martial Arts

39929681 Feet Of Two Karate Practitioners Are Seen On The Competition FloorHave you ever seen those movies or videos where a martial artist kicks through several wooden boards in succession and at different heights? It’s not an illusion or trick – it’s very concentrated energy and practice, practice, practice. So how do they do that without hurting their toes, feet, and ankles? The answer lies in physics!  When the foot hits the wood, it causes the…

Turkey Trot Prep

20183914 S Running Sneakers WorkoutThanksgiving is a time of family and reflecting on what we are thankful for. It’s also time for lots and lots of delicious food! Then, there’s the thought of feeling guilty for all the calories consumed. So how do you remedy this? Exercise! And what better way to do this than to sign up for a Turkey Trot? An annual event, it is a great…