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…

The Search for the Right Orthotic

89289736 S Foot Arch Person Orthotic Doctor CustomThere are many reasons to wear an orthotic, depending on the type of foot problem you may have. Reasons to wear an orthotic include: Flat feet – low arches Supination – an outward roll of the foot when stepping Overpronation – inward roll of the foot when taking a step Diabetes – lack of insulin in your bloodstream Shin splints – painful swelling of the…

Is There Help for Plantar Fasciitis?

82435631 Plantar FascitisThe foot is one of the most complicated parts of the human body. With 19 separate muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, and at least 107 ligaments and tendons, it is easy to see why taking care of your feet is very important. One of the common ailments many people experience is called Plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of connective tissue that runs across the bottom…

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis Pain

12609946 Man Tends To His Aching ArchSore soles at the end of a long day of standing or walking; burning or tingling pain when you get out of bed in the morning; pain at the base of your heel. These are all symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis foot pain. While it might not be completely debilitating, it can definitely cause extreme discomfort and cause your whole body to feel tired. Those…

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…

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…

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…

Orthotics for Comfortable Feet

99780730 Orthopedic Insoles And Little Boy Legs On White BackgroundDo you ever find yourself wanting your shoes to be more comfortable? Maybe if they had a little more padding on this part of the shoe, you would be able to wear them for a bit longer. If only there was more arch support, you wouldn’t suffer from chronic plantar fasciitis. Is there a way to find comfort without buying new shoes altogether? Yes! Orthotics …

Supportive Shoes for Standing

22284944 S Desk Exercise Stretching Male Office ComputerYou don’t have to be an older adult to have foot, ankle, knee, or hip problems from your job that requires you to stand all day. Those who work in healthcare, food service, or retail know all too well, how worn out the feet and legs can become at the end of a long shift. In order to survive the day-to-day, make sure you have…