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…

Prevent Foot Injuries While Having Winter Fun

11920251 M Winter Sports Ski SnowNow that we are in full swing of winter, it’s time to talk about all the fun you and your children will have during the cold winter months! Most winter activities, related to snow and ice can be a lot of fun but come with their share of possible foot and ankle injuries too. The most common injuries that children and adults encounter while having…

Mama and Baby’s Feet During Pregnancy

52444143 Pregnant Woman Massaging Her Tired Feet On CouchDuring pregnancy, many things change. Your body reacts to the internal and external environment differently. And as the body begins to prepare for the last few months of pregnancy and giving birth, it retains more fluids and even allows for bones to shift. It’s amazing what the body is capable of doing!   Here’s what to look for during pregnancy, for baby and mama’s feet.…

Shoe Habits: DOs and DON’Ts

Shoes Footwear Feet Leather Laces Sole Floors 690044 SAn important aspect of foot care is to make sure that you have good shoe habits. That includes long-term shoe maintenance and wearing them properly so that they provide maximum support to your feet. Here are some habits you should adopt, as well as some habits you should drop! DOs: Keep your shoes clean, which includes keeping your feet clean. This will help prevent the…

Foot Safety at the Gym

30613553 S Fitness Exercise Squats Woman Sneakers Workout Aerobics AtheteIt’s summertime! You might be going (or at least thinking of going) to the gym more often now to get your body beach-ready. But before you go too crazy exercising, consider the following tips for keeping your feet and ankles (and the rest of your body) safe at the gym: Wear appropriate gym shoes. One of the most important ways you can protect your feet…

Why Flats Are Your “Arch” Enemy

12711791 Woman Putting On Red Flat Shoes Over GreyYou traded in your high heels for flats, because it’s probably the better decision. Or is it? While it’s true that most high heels are not supportive enough for the feet and can cause ongoing foot problems, it’s not necessarily true that flats are the antidote. In most cases, flats are probably less problematic, but that depends on whether or not they have supportive features.…

Prepare the Laser (Therapy)!

24549386 S Laser Surgery Foot Woman Doctor Toe Nail Fungus Podiatrist PatientSome of the worst villains in movie history use “lasers” in their plan to destroy the world. In the podiatry world, however, we use lasers for good, not for evil. When the terrible, horrible symptoms of pain and inflammation wreak havoc on your feet and ankles, you look to lasers for help. Laser therapy is typically an option after conservative treatments prove to be unsuccessful.…

Foot Care for Runners

36595707 S Sunset Couple Running Jogging ExcerciseIf you’re an experienced runner or jog on a daily basis, you know that the worst situation is when you’ve got chronic foot pain or an ankle injury. Not only do you feel pain, you might also have to stop your running routine completely to allow for healing. So to help you prevent this scenario from happening, we’ve got some tips about foot care for…

Achilles Tendonitis: Treatment and Prevention

35462504 S Ankle Pain Icepack Blue Hand FeetOur last blog post was about how problems regarding inflammation of the Achilles tendon, called Achilles Tendonitis, come about. For those who experience symptoms of pain from Achilles tendonitis, we’ve got your back (of the heel)!  Read on for options for treatment, as well as means of prevention. Ways to treat symptoms of pain and inflammation: A foot and ankle massage can relieve tightness and…

Achilles Tendonitis: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors

18448338 3d Rendered Illustration Of The Achilles TendonDid you know that the Achilles tendon (strong fibrous tissue that attaches the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone) is the largest tendon in the body? Without proper functioning Achilles tendons, we wouldn’t be able to walk or run! And because it is so involved in our daily lives as well as in the movements that playing sports entails, it’s also one…