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…

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…

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…

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…

Nixing a Nagging Neuroma

16911785 Morton NeuromaThere are many things that can cause pain in your feet. One is called a Neuroma. A Neuroma is the thickening of the skin and irritation of a nerve between your toes. Neuromas can affect the ball of your feet and is usually found between your 3rd and 4th toes. This is also called Morton’s Neuroma. Symptoms of a Neuroma include: Feeling like you have…

How to Massage Your Feet

13367392 Studio Shot Of A Young Woman Massaging Her Right FootWhen it comes to having healthy feet, besides regularly seeing your podiatrist, you may want to take a few minutes to give them a good massage. This would be especially rewarding after a long day at work or athletic activity. You don’t have to be a professional masseuse to make your feet feel better. This you can do on your own and in your home.…

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…

Tips for Healthier Feet in the New Year

34580064 Feet Of A Family Sticking Out From The QuiltThe holidays are coming to a close, and now it’s time to ring in the New Year! Whether you’re staying home with family or celebrating with friends at a party, remember to stay safe and keep your feet comfortable. After all, they’ve worked hard for you all year in 2018! So how will you keep them healthy and in tip-top shape in the New Year?…

Winter Boots for Your Family

54406533 The Boots In Snow WinterIf you haven’t already, dust off those winter boots! The winter weather can cause quite a chill from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Keeping your feet warm can help warm up the entire body, so why resist wearing those boots? First things first. How are your old boots? They may only be a year old if you bought them…