Beach Safety: Feet First

Can you believe we’re already in July? We hope you’ve had a chance to make it to the beach. If not, a beach trip should definitely be on your list of summer plans. While Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center loves to hear about his patients having fun in the sun, he also wants them to keep safety in mind. If they have…

Keeping Children Safe from Foot Injury during Halloween

15230760 S Halloween Pumpkin Witch DraculaBatman, Iron Man, Spiderman, Wonder Woman! A Mummy, a Witch, the Grim Reaper! A Butterfly, Lion, T-Rex! For children, Halloween is probably one of their favorite times of the year. It’s hard for them to contain the excitement of picking out costumes, choosing a treat basket, and seeing how much candy they can collect. They’ll compare with siblings or friends as to who got more…

Protect Your Child From Playground Foot Injuries

58718716 Children Are Playing At The Playground OutdoorsMost children love the prospect of going to the playground. They will even be on their best behavior when promised a reward of time at the park. Because playgrounds are mostly designed for children, we tend not to think twice before letting them loose once inside the playground gates. However, the unfortunate truth is that playgrounds can be dangerous for children. Factors such as surface,…

Strengthening Weak Ankles

42109698 Woman Exercising In ParkSome people naturally have weak ankles, which makes them more prone to getting an injury. From strains and sprains to broken bones, an ankle injury can be immobilizing, and worse, it can be recurring. An injured ankle tends to get re-injured more easily. The best way to care for and prevent ankle problems is to be proactive. Strengthen your ankles and condition them to be…

Preventing Youth Injury in Sports

Although young and resilient, children and teens are not immune to sports-related injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 2.6 million teens and children are treated each year in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries suffered while participating in sports activities. Without taking the proper precautions, your child may be one of those harmed in one of these sports-related injuries:…