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 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…

Basic Foot Care Tips for Healthy Feet

59421802 S Clipper Toe Nail Man Foot Hands AcrossKeeping in good health requires constant effort, whether it is through regular exercise or a healthy diet. The same goes for your feet. Regular checkups with your Primary Care physician are essential, as are regular checkups with your podiatrist. While you may be able to detect many foot problems, your podiatrist is best qualified to diagnose any issues, which may arise regarding your feet. Regardless,…

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…

Identifying and Treating Plantar Warts

35378761 Callus Or Plantar Wart Under Foot, Rear ViewSometimes foot problems can be misidentified causing the wrong treatment to be applied. Plantar warts are one such issue. Often taken for corns or calluses, a plantar wart is a small growth that appears on the heel or other weight-bearing surfaces of your feet.  Plantar warts are caused by the HPV virus or human papillomavirus that enters through cracks in your feet. Signs of a…

Treating Dry Feet Through Basic Foot Care

42300310 Massage Of Female Feet. Pedicures. Isolated On White Background.A Dry foot is a common ailment for many people. Besides looking unhealthy, having dry feet could lead to other more serious conditions, so keeping an eye on the health of your feet is important. Some of the causes of dry feet include: Athlete’s foot – a skin disease caused by a fungus which usually occurs between the toes Eczema – also called dermatitis. Most…

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…

Can I Treat My Family’s Corns and Calluses At Home?

69011226 S Callus Foot SketchDo you have hardened bumps on your toes or patches of thickened skin on the bottom of your feet? Because of the various surfaces on which your feet walk, they have a way to protect themselves from harm. Skin begins to thicken in spots where they experience a lot of pressure or friction. Who is likely to get corns and calluses? Corns: Those with foot …

Why Do Corns & Calluses Keep Coming Back?

58286020 Painful Corn On Foot. Close UpCan’t you just get out the root?” is a regular question patients ask when they return for a 2nd, 3rd, 4 visit (or more) over time to relieve their painful corns and calluses. Unfortunately, corns and calluses don’t work that way and there’s a reason for that.  Let’s get to the “root” of the matter. First, there is no difference between a corn and a…