Protect Your Feet from Frostbite

FrostbiteWhen body tissues are harmed after being exposed to freezing conditions, it can result in frostbite, a possibly irreversible condition. Frostbite is more likely to occur in the winter, in windy conditions, and at high elevations. Skin exposed to cold temperatures or water can freeze, causing the common but frequently ignored condition of frostbite. Numbness, swelling, blisters, and blackened skin are some of the signs…

Healthy Feet in the New Year

Now is the time to ponder over some new resolutions for the new year. Improving your physical and mental well-being is a common resolution. Most people, according to podiatrists, overlook their foot health until they experience a problem. Your general health will benefit from maintaining good and healthy feet. To improve your health and fitness, start small and work your way up. So, in order…

Cold Weather Tips for Diabetic Feet

DiabeticsControlling blood sugar is particularly difficult during the winter season. With the upcoming holiday season and feasting, it can be challenging to keep your blood glucose within normal limits. People with diabetes need to be extra careful about their foot health. Here are a few tips for diabetics to follow during the winter season for better foot health. Daily foot inspection. Diabetic patients should develop…

Are You Suffering from Foot Odor?

OdorFoot odor, also called bromodosis, is a common problem that affects millions of people. Your feet and your hands have the most sweat glands than any other area of the body. Sweat by itself has no smell; nevertheless, the moisture-loving bacteria can raise your risk of producing a potent stench. What causes foot odor? The cause is simple: our skin hosts millions of bacteria, and…

Knowing the Risks of a Fall

Well, school is back in session. Summer is in the last days. Now, we’re preparing for the fall season. It is also the start of Falls Prevention Awareness Month. You may not think about the risk of taking a tumble, but the risk increases with age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one out of four older people falls annually.…

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…

Why You Should Have Skin Lesions Biopsied

Biopsy ScreenshotClick to view videoFrom simple athlete’s foot to eczema to skin cancers such as melanoma, all sorts of skin disorders can be found on the feet. Some are nuisances but others can be much more serious, however the most important factor in successful treatment is proper and prompt diagnosis.Athlete’s foot can have many appearances—it can look like dry skin, may or may not be itchy…

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…

Why Your Feet May Be Different Sizes

There are a lot of you out there who know that your two shoes don’t fit exactly the same. One may be a half size or more different from the other.  Why is that?  Other than the obvious issue of someone who has had a traumatic injury to one of their feet, it is actually fairly common occurrence.  You may notice that one of your…