Dr. Brandon Macy

Podiatry
Clark, NJ
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

Clark, NJ

Address

1114 Raritan Rd., Clark, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Aetna Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

Specializing in heel pain, utilizing a full range of conservative treatment options including laser therapy. Laser treatment for fungal nails. Full range of podiatry services for all ages--bunions, hammertoes, ingrown nails, warts, fractures, sports injuries. We specialize in children's foot problems. The New Jersey Children's Foot Health Institute is a part of our practice. Check our website for more information!

Specialties
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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Doctor Q&A

308 Answers
133 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
No need for a: Cast, but "buddy taping" adjacent toes together is usually effective for immobilization and relief from much of the pain associated with a digital fra... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Sudden bursts: Are common when running out ground balls or taking an extra base. It can result in an overstressing o the hamstring and often a calf muscle too.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
15-25% of diabetics: Approximately will develop an ulcer, many resulting in an amputation. The main risk factors are: poor blood glucose control; vascular insufficienc... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
If it is just for : New glasses, you can see an optometrist. For most any other eye problem see the ophthamologist. An ophthamologist is an M.D. And can perform surgical... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Among the answers: Is the fact that the presence of the baby puts some pressure on the veins as they exit the leg into the abdomen, resulting in a back pressure that res... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
A spiral fracture: Describes the fracture pattern. Most fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal under normal circumstances if treated properly.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
The most common: Symptom pattern is called post static dyskinesia--pain that is worst when you first stand up. This happens when you first get out of bed int he morni... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
By and large, the: Cause of such problems is hereditary. Your body is a "walking machine" built by your parents. The problem is that the machine wasn't built structura... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Other than being: Miserably painful, you mean? There can be cramping of the foot, toenails that aren't otherwise painful can poke you in the corners, making those pain... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
As long as there is : No infection or drainage, a nail can be polished.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Do NOT get: Orthotics at a drug store. If you need them get examined first by a podiatrist to see if you need them and then get good ones there.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
6+ weeks...: Is how long it takes for broken bones to heal. As far as driving is concerned, it is more a matter of how severe the break was and when you can comfo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
If temporary...: As in a few minutes, then something you were doing was compressing the nerve, your foot "fell asleep". As long as it is that temporary, there's usual... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Check the fit...: Of your shoes. If too tight, it can cause some compression and irritation of a nerve in your foot. You may also have a condition known as a neuroma/... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Too soon to tell: Even if it is wildly successful, it takes several months with sporanox (or Lamisil (terbinafine) oral or even laser therapy) to see results. It is be... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Usually not: Gout is an acute arthritic disease that comes in an attack that usually has a dietary trigger. Your body is unable to handle a load of purine-rich fo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
X-rays are standard;: For hard to detect fractures, often and mri, a bone scan or an ultrasound examination can be of help.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
They can be..: Peroneus longus, , brevis or both? Longus plantarflexes the 1st metatarsal, to a tear can result in hypermobility and instability which can lead to h... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
It varies: According to the rigidity/flexibility of the orthotics, your size and activity level. Flexible orthotics may last only 2-3 years where some that are m... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
An avulsion...: Often a piece of bone will come with it. Can it heal? Sure. Depending on the specifics, it is likely to require surgery to begin the repair process.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
If not coincidental: One of the things to consider as a possible cause is reiter's syndrome which has a triad of heel pain, urethritis and conjunctivitis.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
You need to : Find out what is causing the sciatic symptoms first--a herniated disc, muscle spasms, arthritic disorder, etc. Pain medications may be used temporari... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
You may also need: Some form of physical therapy; antiinflammatory medication if you haven't already/ laser therapy--the pain relief kind--can be of help too. There d... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
There can be: ...Plantar fasciitis can usually be resolved within 6 months via conservative care. Starting with means of support such as taping, a good orthotic, ad... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
I assume: You're dealing with a broken bone. Broken bones need to be placed in a normal position and held there/immobilized to prevent motion at the fracture s... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Club foot can be: Treated. The earlier the better. While sometimes surgery is necessary, typically casting is done first while things are flexible.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Not always: Based on degrees of offset. Fractures need to be "set" if there is more than a 2 mm. Gap or obviously malaligned. The idea is to get the fragments a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Sesamoid bones are: Normally a pair of small bones that lie underneath the head of the 1st metatarsal bone in the ball of your foot. Like any bone, they are subject to in... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Broken bones take: 6-8 weeks to heal at a minimum. With a fracture of both malleoli, that had to be quite an injury. Assuming thebones are positioned properly and the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Need an x-ray: You can't determine a fracture without an x-ray. Black and blue can be from a sprain of the ligaments or a fracture. Even if it is "just" a sprain, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Listen to your mom.: A cast is on for your protection. Spending a great deal of time in an amusement park can make life difficult for a foot in a cast (whatever the reaso... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Broken bones take: 6-8 weeks to heal under normal circumstances. Normal circumstances involve having it properly examined and immobilized, almost always via some form o... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Basic fracture: Healing is 6-8 weeks, but often a heel fracture can be more complicated based on the severity of injury. That can add significnt time onto the healing... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Athlete's foot is: A generic term for a fungal infection of the skin, regardless of which particular fungus is involved. There are tests/skin biopsies which can be perf... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Consider laser: Treatment. It isn't covered by insurance plans, but there's no health risk.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Much depends on : What sort of symptoms you have. If there's pain developing, then most of the time the situation can be helped by the used of custom orthotics. Its a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Heel lifts, : Stretching exercises, oral antinflammatory agents. Pain-management type lasers can help a great deal too.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Its an astringent: You cannot dissolve a bone spur by soaking your foot. A spur is a calcification, typically of a ligamentous attachment. You can't access it from the... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Topical antifungal : Cream found in the pharmacy, get a prescription if needed for another one. Also, keep your feet dry, especially between the toes. Change shoes daily,... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
No.: The cracks have propagated through callused tissue and have created a split in the skin. This needs to be treated properly so that your pain is reduc... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
If given for : The right reasons and if made properly, they can be very effective at stabilizing feet and reducing pain. Depending on the condition, they are an imp... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Have it treated: Professionally. The wounds must be cleaned of any dead tissue and protected with an antibiotic dressing and/or a specialized wound product depending ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
See a podiatrist: Or orthopedist who specializes in feet. Depending on the age, there are various ways of attempting to deal with this deformity.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Sometimes the cleats: And cleat pattern can cause some bruising. Soccer cleats are notorious for a lack of support and shock absorption, so the pain can easily be plantar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Insoles will cushion: A bit, but most heel pain doesn't respond to cushioning. Suspect plantar fasciitis and t his needs support, not cushioning. See your friendly neighb... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Plantar fasciitis : Doesn't require ankle support. The type od support that works best is underneath the foot, as in a good orthotic device to go inside the shoe.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Nails grow at : A rate of approximately 1/8 inch per month. On the great toe, this can mean 8-12 months from start to finish, obviously less on the smaller toes. No... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Wash the area : Thoroughly. You may even have to soak for a while. Clean/sterilize a tweezer or nail clipper and gently try to pick it out. If too deep, you may hav... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Bunion pain is not: Easy to relieve. If it is literally pain from pressure on the bump, wearing shoes which are wide enough and soft in the uppers can help. If there is... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 43 years experience
Not only: Can you walk, you are likely to walk more comfortably.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Macy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Macy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have RA and they are affecting both ankles but I'm having trouble finding a doctor who take my insurance so for right me I'm living in constant pain and it's starting ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had drop foot and it took 4 months to heal. Now I have pain in my legs and numbness in my foot, it was all ok for 3 months. What is it?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Second Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013
Top Podiatrist, Third Place, New Jersey - Spring
2015
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Clark Podiatry Center
Overlook Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Rahway

Publications

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