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…

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…

When to Call Your Podiatrist

39966323 S Smart Phone Call Doctor Feet Woman SittingOne of the most common and taken for granted parts of the body is our feet. Maybe it’s because we use them every day without thinking that we just don’t always put a lot of emphasis on them. The truth of the matter, though, is that our feet are one of the most important parts of our body. Without them we’d be stationary, a condition…

Keep Your Feet Healthy While Running

36595707 S Sunset Couple Running Jogging ExcerciseAs the weather gets warmer, more and more people will go outside to participate in a popular and healthy activity; running. With this can come some foot health issues. They include: Corns and Calluses – hardened areas of skin where there is friction between the toes, feet, and shoe Blisters – open sores due to poor footwear support Ingrown toenails – toenails that have been…

Identifying and Treating Calluses

89359023 Groomed Dry Skin On Feet And Heels, Cracked CornPeople often get calluses, and corns mixed up as both are the hardened area of the skin. Corns are smaller, painful, and usually have a hard center. Calluses typically develop on the bottom of your feet, where corns can be found in non-weight bearing parts of the foot like between toes. Traits of a Callus include: Hardened, thick area of skin – usually found on…

Ballet and Your Feet

43889818 S Dancers Ballet Toe Shoes FeetDancing is one of man’s oldest activities. Either as a celebration or entertainment, dance has been around for many years. Some historical records show dance as an active part of a human culture dating as far back as 3300 B.C. in India and Egypt. Just where and when it began is unknown, but it would not be unusual to imagine ancient man celebrating a successful…

Choosing Running Shoes

37952608 Group Of Athletes Runs During The Rainy MarathonGearing up to participate in a running event is no simple task. If you want to do your best, you’ll want to start training months in advance, especially if you are running a long race. Additionally, you’ll want the best gear to support you and keep you safe from injury. What gear could we mean? Your running shoes, of course! To keep your feet supported…

Teaching Your Children to Take Care of Feet

50044012 S Child Bath Cleaning FeetYour children grow up in what seems like a blink of the eye. They start to crawl, take their first steps, are running, and jumping, and before you know it, tying their own shoelaces! Then it’s off to college! Okay, so it’s not quite that quick, but time sure can fly by. That’s why we want to encourage you to start teaching your children to…

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…

Your Feet Can Have Skin Problems!

25659400 One Foot On A White Background, AthleteYour skin is one tough organ. It literally holds you together! But it’s also your first defense, making it more prone to attack from the outside world (and maybe some from inside your body). Your skin might not have 99 problems, but they surely are at risk of a lot! Bacteria, Viruses, and Fungi, Oh My! These microorganisms usually live on and around us, but…