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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 5 Ways to Prevent Diabetic Foot Problems | 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

5 Ways to Prevent Diabetic Foot Problems
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 5 Ways to Prevent Diabetic Foot Problems | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

November is American Diabetes Month and at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we want to help patients with this disease be proactive in their footcare to help avoid dangerous medical issues such as diabetic ulcers and infections. Patients with diabetes face several difficulties. Neuropathy, a common side effect of diabetes, decreases sensation in the feet, making injuries more difficult to detect. Poor circulation makes wounds difficult to heal in a timely fashion, greatly increasing the risk of infection and ulcers. Take these steps to avoid potential threats:

  1. Don’t go barefoot—cuts, puncture wounds and scrapes are more likely on bare feet
  2. Be careful with nail care—nails should be cut straight across and not too short. You want to avoid the edges growing into the skin and causing an ingrown nail which can penetrate the skin and allow infection-causing bacteria to enter. If you have any concerns, let one of our podiatrists, Christopher J. Mullin, DPM, Jessica A. Addeo, DPM or Rajan Patel, DPM arrange for nail care as well as treatment of warts, blisters and other common foot issues.
  3. Choose good shoes and socks—what you put on your feet is particularly important for diabetic patients. Shoes should be roomy enough to accommodate any bunions or other deformities without rubbing or friction. Pick styles with low heels and thick treads to help with balance. Special socks for diabetics provide extra cushioning with no elastic tops and are made of a moisture wicking material to help keep feet dry and warm.
  4. Establish a foot care routine—gently washing and drying feet daily and applying moisturizer to prevent cracking and peeling skin is a good daily regimen. At the same time, inspect your feet for red marks, injuries or cuts, changes in color, temperature or shape and report anything unusual to the podiatrist.
  5. Schedule regular podiatric exams—your foot doctor is your partner in managing your diabetes, especially as it affects your feet. To schedule an appointment, call our Aberdeen office at:
 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing 5 Ways to Prevent Diabetic Foot Problems, 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