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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 4 Ways to Keep Feet Healthy | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

4 Ways to Keep Feet Healthy
 

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists. It’s a great time for us to remind our patients to be proactive about the care of your feet. Many podiatric disorders can be avoided and many miles of productive, active life lived if you invest some time in the proper care of your feet and ankles. Here are some tips to help:

  1. Eat For Your Feet—your diet plays a large role in the health of your feet, just as it does for the rest of your body. Eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet is essential to maintain an appropriate weight—an important factor in the well-being of your feet since they carry all of your body’s weight. Many foot ailments are made worse by excess weight. Conditions such as diabetes, which can pose a serious medical threat to your feet, are also better controlled with diet. There are other ways your diet can help your feet too. With about 25% of the bones in your body located in your feet, a diet high in calcium can help keep them strong. There are also 33 joints in your feet—33 good reasons to eat foods that fight inflammation, like those rich in omega-3 fatty acids, high in vitamin C and packed with antioxidants.
  2. Perform Self Checkups—Get in the habit of regularly inspecting your toes, feet and ankles. Look for any unusual bumps, swelling or bruising, changes in shape or size of your feet and also in skin or nail color. If you find anything that concerns you, contact our Aberdeen office to get it evaluated by one of our podiatrists: Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel. Never ignore pain in your feet—it’s a sign that something is wrong.
  3. Wear Shoes that Fit—did you know that it’s estimated that 9 out of 10 women are currently wearing shoes that are too small for them? Poorly fitting shoes that squeeze the toes or provide inadequate arch support are one of the biggest causes of foot disorders. Remember to replace sports shoes regularly too.
  4. Exercise Your Feet—Being fit benefits your feet by helping control weight and improve circulation. Just like the rest of your body, however, your feet need to stretch and warm up properly before exercise. Be sure that you increase your workouts gradually in both duration and intensity to protect your feet and ankles from injury.

 

Studies show that about 75% of people will have foot problems at some point in their lifetime but you can take steps to greatly reduce your risk of damage and injury to your feet. If you have more questions about your podiatric health, make an appointment at our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing 4 Ways to Keep Feet Healthy, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen