Meal Planning with Diabetes

31299756 S Diabetes Healthcare Medicare Treatment HandsDid you know that November is American Diabetes Month? This condition impacts millions of Americans. For patients, the complications can require attention from various specialists, including optometrists, physical therapists, and podiatrists. As the holiday season approaches, Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center wants to empower his patients by helping them choose meals wisely. Diet and exercise are among the lifestyle habits that can…

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…

5 Reasons Your Child Should Visit a Podiatrist

152 1533220534 5reasonchildFoot problems are not only the issue of older people.  In fact, many foot ankle   and leg issues in adults can be traced back to things missed or neglected from   childhood.  Here are 5 examples:   Gait abnormalities. Toe walking, intoe (pigeon-toe) gait, flat feet,   developmental delays in early walkers are best evaluated and treated at the   earliest age possible.  Just because there is no pain…

Should I Be Worried About My Child’s Flat Feet?

81867450 Low Section Of Girl Standing By Sofa In Living Room At HomeAmong the various possible childhood health problems, foot problems often take a back seat. It’s not until they begin to walk, run, and have injuries that make you realize that the feet can have problems. When it comes to feet, the first things you might notice are the way they walk, as well as the way their feet are growing. If you notice that their…

Is Sever’s Disease a Severe Disease?

64878555 S Ankle Injury Youth Soccer Boy(1)When your children participate in sports, it can help them develop physically and socially. It’s a great way to keep them physically active, but it also comes with risks of injury. In particular, for children ages 9 to 14, Sever’s Disease can affect their growing heel bones. This disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is usually brought on by an injury while playing sports. What…

5 Reasons Why Seniors Should Visit a Podiatrist

Fhm 5 Reasons Seniors5 Reasons Seniors Should Visit a Podiatrist. Proper foot health is often overlooked but an extremely important issue for senior citizens. It is vitally important to maintain an active lifestyle. Seniors need to visit a podiatrist for a proper assessment and, if necessary, treatment of and foot or ankle problems to ensure good foot health.  Here are 5 reasons why. Nail care.  Many seniors suffer…

Pediatric Flat Feet

Are you worried that your child might have a flatfoot issue? Children are usually born with little or no arch, but when they begin to walk, the tissues along the sole tighten and for the arch. When the arch does not tighten, the child may have flatfoot. Depending on the age, development of the feet, and type of flatfoot, he or she may have no…

Are Crocs a Crock?

There’s been a news report out of a Chicago TV station suggesting that Crocs are either bad for your feet or should be worn on a limited basis.  Click on this to see for yourself:   http://wgntv.com/2016/06/06/wearing-crocs-may-be-bad-for-your-feet/ Are Crocs actually bad for your feet?  I think not.   I’m more inclined to see the report as sensationalism on a slow news day heading into summer. Real Crocs…

Foot Care for Diabetics

People with diabetes are more prone to foot problems because they may experience numbness and decreased blood flow. This loss of feeling in the feet can result in small issues that get worse; diabetics may not realize that their feet have cuts, sores, or ulcers and end up not taking care of them promptly. The lower blood flow to the feet can also slow healing…

Professional Help Can Heal Painful Plantar Warts

It’s fun to walk barefoot and many of us do it at home and in public places. But walking without protection on your feet can make you susceptible to picking up contagious foot problems. One of these is plantar warts. These growths are caused by a virus that thrives in public gyms, showers and pools. The warts appear on the sole of your foot. Because…