Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatrist - Clark, NJ
1114 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066
Click on the link to watch these videos for more information. Check back often as more videos are being added frequently.
1. Foot Health Minute: Shoe Selection Advice
2. Foot Health Minute: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Causes and treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
3. Heel Pain
4. Ingrown Toenail surgical procedure (Graphic in Content!)
5. Foot Health Minute: Barefoot running/Minimalist running shoes
6. Foot Health Minute: KeryFlex Nail Restoration
7. Demonstration video of KeryFlex Nail Restoration
8. All about Orthotics. Why store-bought OTC orthotics aren't worth the price of the packaging; how orthotics work; our superior OTC orthotics and why prescription orthotics work best to relieve your pain are often the best long-term value.
9. Foot Health Minute: Children's Foot Disorders Heel pain in children, plus common problems in children
FAQ Section: Click on the links for brief answers to common questions. Have a question you want answered? Use the contact Us link to ask and we'll get you and answer ASAP!
Heel Pain FAQs
2. Video: Why is my child having heel pain?
4. Video: Is all heel pain plantar fasciitis?
1. Video: Do all bunions need surgery?
2. Video: How do bunions develop?
3. Video: Can bunions get worse?
Fungus infections of nails and skin FAQs
1. How long does it take to clear fungus from nails? In other than the most superficial fungal infections, it can take 5-6 months or longer. Treatment by oral medication or laser doesn't make the fungus "fade", rather the fungus spores are destroyed, but the nail has to go through its normal growth cycle to push out the damaged nail. At an average growth rate of 1 mm. per week, it can take many months for the clear nail to become noticeable.
3. Video: Can laser treat fungal nail infections?
6. Is it safe to get a pedicure from a nail salon? There are questions you need to ask before you get a pedicure.
1. Why do diabetics have special foot problems? It is the potential complications of diabetes that put these people at risk. Diabetics are prone to worsening circulation over time and perhaps more dangerous is the possibility of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). In DPN, a patient may slowly and gradually lose sensation in their feet to the point where they might not feel pain at all. For this reason some wounds, injuries, ingrown toenails and painful calluses might not be noticed, resulting in a delay in treatment and can potentially result in ulcerations and some very serious infections requiring hospitalization. Having the feet checked out regularly helps monitor the the circulatory and neurological status. Diabetic should also examine their own feet daily for signs of problems and should contact the office at once if there are any problems. See our video above for more information about Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.
2. Why do diabetics need special shoes? Coming soon!
3. I'm diabetic and am having trouble with my balance when I'm walking. Is there anything I can do? Coming soon!
Foot and Ankle Injury FAQs:
1. Video: Is it better to use ice or heat?
2. Video: Is it true that nothing can be done for a broken toe? (Hint: it's NOT true!)
3. Video: Is it true that if I can walk on my foot that it means it is not broken? (Hint: it's not true, either!)
4. How can I tell if I've broken my foot or ankle? The short version is that unless the bone has broken through the skin (an open fracture), you can't tell for sure one way or another without an x-ray examination. Significant pain, swelling and ecchymosis (black and blue/purple) are typical, but can also be a sign of a severe sprain. Likewise, stress fractures may only exhibit mild-moderate pain, swelling and little or no discoloration. Click the links just above for the two brief videos about identifying and treating broken bones. FYI, we take x-rays rightin our office, with immediate results, so you don't have to go to a radiology facility or endure the long wait in a hospital emergency room to be examined and treated.
General Foot Condition FAQs:
4. What is the difference between gout and a bunion? Bunions are a foot deformity that develops over time (see the video FAQs above, or the link to the library about bunions). Gout is a metabolic arthritic disease. A bunion deformity occurs at the base of the big toe that can become progressively more painful on a gradual basis. Gout comes in sudden-onset "attacks" which are severely painful with redness and swelling in the area. Tradidtionally, gout attacks are most common at the same joint as a bunion but can occur at any joint in the foot. Gout attacks will also most commonly have a dietary trigg
5. Why does a woman's foot size increase with pregnancy? Women's bodies make a number of adjustments for carrying and delivering a baby, it's Nature. One of them is that there's a ligament in the foot, the spring ligament, located deep under the arch which is made up in women of a special kind of fiber that is sensitive to the hormones of pregnancy. During pregnancy, the ligament stretches out a bit extra to accommodate the extra weight that is carried. After the baby arrives, the ligament will usually snap back into shape. However, with excessive weight gain, multiple pregnancies and with the older the age of the mother, the spring ligament may not fully return to its original state. With this, the feet will flatten out a bit more, seen as lower arches, and as a result the foot appears to lengthen even though the size of the bones doesn't change. Many women report a change of a full shoe size or more. One woman I know claims to have grown 2 1/2 sizes, as she was 41 the last time she was pregnant. All the more reason to remember to wear good, supportive shoes throughout your pregnancy!
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1114 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066