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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 5 Items to Pack in Your Beach Bag for Your Feet | 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.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

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

5 Items to Pack in Your Beach Bag for Your Feet

122903.jpgSummer is in full swing and chances are a trip to one of our lovely Jersey shore beaches is on your calendar. At Central Jersey Foot & Ankle Care Specialists we have found that adding a few important items to you beach bag can help ensure that your feet will be safe and protected. 

In addition to your towel and sunglasses, be sure to bring along these 5 beach day essentials:

1.    Vinegar or baking soda—can you guess why this is on the list? Pain and swelling from jellyfish stings can be relieved by applying vinegar or baking soda to the site of the sting.

2.    Flip flops/water shoes—speaking of jellyfish, did you know they can sting you even after they are washed up on the shore if you step on a tentacle? Wearing some kind of shoes on the beach will also protect your feet from puncture wounds and cuts from sharp objects in the sand as well as burns. Sand temperature can be up to 30 degrees higher than air temperature—on very hot days that’s enough to give you a second or even third-degree burn.

3.    Sneakers—we see many an ankle sprain due to an impromptu volleyball game played on the beach either barefoot or in flip flops. Even long walks on the beach can tax your feet because of the way the sand shifts, causing arch and heel pain. Sneakers will give you support and stability.

4.    Water bottle—on a hot day you’re probably already aware that staying hydrated requires extra water, but for your feet, drinking more can help lessen the chances of edema or swelling of the feet and ankles.

5.    Bandages and antibiotic ointment—just in case you do end up with a cut or blister on your feet, you should apply the ointment and a bandage immediately after cleaning the wound to help prevent an infection from developing.

Hopefully any aches or pains after a day at the beach will be short lived. If, however, you experience foot pain that lasts more than a day or two, or you have a cut or jellyfish sting that seems to be getting worse instead of better, contact our Aberdeen office (732-566-2841) so that one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin or Dr. Jessica A. Addeo can take a look at your foot and prescribe any necessary treatment.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing 5 Items to Pack in Your Beach Bag for Your Feet, 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