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Dr. Brandon Macy

Podiatry
Clark, NJ
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Clark, NJ

Address

1114 Raritan Rd., Clark, NJ
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
As long as there is : No infection or drainage, a nail can be polished.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Wrong antibiotic: Most of the time. In fact, the majority of ingrown toenail infections do not need an oral antibiotic if the offending portion of the nail is removed.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
If treated properly: A minor problem will heal quickly. If you're talking about a 'permanent' correction (matrixectomy), then it will take a few weeks. There is typicall... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Depends on the color: And direction. Transverse white lines can be fungal or a minor injury; longitudinal white lines may be damage to the nail plate; a dark line can be n... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
After 6 years,: you've likely maxed out on what you'll get out of having the procedure performed. With most surgical procedures, full benefits are obtained after 12-... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Ignore: Avoid corn/callus medicated products. They're dangerous. Treat the underlying foot deformity.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Most podiatrists: Will fit you into their schedule very quickly to have ingrown nails treated, especially if there are signs of an infection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Stiffness, swelling: And weakness. All can be relieved gradually via a combination of exercises and physical therapy. It will take longer than you think to get back to no... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Look for the skin: Lines where the wart was. By skin lines i mean the lines as you might see in a fingerprint. If they're coursing through the site, then usually it is... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Protect it with: A bandaid or tape. If the nail is very loose, go to a podiatrist and have the loose nail removed safely so that it doesn't happen accidentally--a pot... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
There are many: Different kinds of foot pain, along with their treatments. You'll have to be a bit more specific.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Start with "RICE": Therapy: rest, ice, compression and elevation. The have your ankle examined to determine whether it was "just" a sprain or if it is possible that you... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
RICE therapy: Rest, ice, compression , elevation. Might be a good idea to have it examined to rule out a fracture.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
X-rays are the: Best way to know for sure. Both injuries are painful, both can produce swelling or get black/blue.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
A spiral fracture: Describes the fracture pattern. Most fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal under normal circumstances if treated properly.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Fins out why...: ..Your feet are itching by seeing a podiatrist. It could be athlete's foot, psoriasis or any number of other reasons. The best cream to use would be... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
No effect: A heel spur is a calcification of the attachment of the plantar fascia (on the bottom) or the achilles tendon (in the back). These are the result of... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Yes.: Children need to walk in flat shoes/sneakers at all times for proper development.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Usually not.: High arches tend to be associated with more rigid feet that under pronate. However, you can have a high, but unstable arch. Keep in mind that the he... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Gout is a disease: Caused by an elevation of uric acid in the bloodstream resulting in an acute arthritic attack. Septic arthritis is a much more serious problem, an in... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
First, you need to: Verify that it is indeed gout. A blood test will usually confirm the presence of a high or nigh-normal level of uric acid. If it is, then you will ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
"RICE" therapy: Rest, ice, compression .Elevation, particulrly in the first 48 hours.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Accept yourself: For what you are. It is better to work with what you have than to go through what it takes to change this sort of thing. If you are having pain beca... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Typically one for: The surgical procedure and a few followup visits to monitor healing.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Keep in mind: That heel spurs are responsible for heel pain perhaps 1% of the time. What is responsible for a heel spur forming and is usually the actual pain is p... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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
A member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Possibly a vesicular: Version of tinea pedis/athletes foot. Get examined by a podiatrist or dermatologist to diagnose the problem accurately.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 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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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

Heel Your Pain
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