What Do You Know About Your Thyroid?

In less than 2 minutes, could you tell us about your thyroid — and its importance? From the location to the size to potential problems, tell us your confidence level to lead the conversation. Well, now is the perfect time to brush up on some skills. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. We’re here to help. Let’s talk about the hormone-producing gland that plays a role…

Step Up Your Awareness

Man Walking Up The Stairs With"mind Your Step" Safety Caution SiDid you know April is National Foot Health Awareness Month? At Clark Podiatry Center, we want you to be aware of your feet year-round. However, we use this month as a special time to remind people about how small changes at home can make a big difference with their foot health. Dr. Brandon A. Macy shares three quick changes to boost your awareness: Remove the…

Keeping Your Feet Safe While at Home

32504307 S Wool Socks Woman Coffee FeetWe’re all spending much more time at home these days as we seek to limit the spread of the coronavirus. While we work from home, keep up with our children, or step outside for a moment, it’s still important to protect our feet. Clark Podiatry Center has a few safety tips that you and your family can practice during this time. Healthy feet and ankles…

Understanding the Shoe

Elderly Woman Putting On ShoesHave you ever wondered about the parts that make up a shoe? Around here, we think it’s important that you become a confident shoe shopper so that you can make the best decisions for the health and comfort of your feet. Let’s talk about the five major components of a shoe and how you can use this information during your next shoe shopping trip. Dr.…

Do’s and Don’ts for Good Foot Care

21315879 Happy FamilyWhat enables you to get up in the morning, go to work, play with your children, dance, shop, and enjoy nearly every other activity? Your feet, of course! At Clark Podiatry Center, we want all of our patients to enjoy an active and healthy life, and that requires patients to take good care of their feet. There are many simple steps you can take today…

Treating an Ingrown Toenail

15564518 S Nail Fungus Toes ItchA very common foot ailment is an ingrown toenail. An ingrown toenail is just that, a nail that has grown into the nail bed and if not taken care of can become infected. Most ingrown toenails occur in the big toe but can occur in all nails. Symptoms of an ingrown toenail include: Pain – can occur on both sides of the nail Swelling –…

Identifying and Treating Foot Fractures

9810485 M Back To School Soccer Children PlayingWith fall on its way, some new sports will soon come into season. Long-distance running, football, soccer, and basketball are all sports which at one time or another may cause the athlete to put a lot of weight on their feet and can cause a fracture. Often associated with falls, twisting or a high impact of a foot against a hard surface, a fracture of…

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 Care While You Travel

12884512 S Traveling Luggage WalkingAs the weather slowly levels out, you may get bitten by the springtime travel bug. If you haven’t really left the comfort and warmth of your home this winter season, it may be a good time to stretch your legs and explore some new areas of the world. This is especially true since it’s still off-peak travel season. Already have plans for early spring travel?…

Looking After Little Feet: Proper Foot Care for Your Baby

28.baby FeetA child’s feet grow rapidly during the first year, reaching almost half of their adult foot size. This is why podiatrists consider the first year to be the most important in the development of the feet. Proper care at a young age is essential for healthy development.  Since many adult foot ailments develop in childhood, periodic visits to Clark Podiatry Center and basic foot care…