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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 5 Ways to Take Good Care of Your Joints | 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

Podiatric Medicine

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

5 Ways to Take Good Care of Your Joints
 

41664937_S_Feet_Toes_Heel.jpgWorld Arthritis Day falls during the month of October. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we know how debilitating this disease can be to your feet and ankles. That’s why we’ve put together the list below of 5 steps you can take now to help prevent joint disease down the road.

1.    Know the symptoms. Early detection gives patients the best chance for treating and controlling arthritis. Arthritis is an umbrella term that actually includes nearly 100 different joint disorders. However, most of them have some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Pain and/or stiffness in the joints
  • Limited range of motion and difficulty bending the joint
  • Swelling or redness surrounding a joint

If you notice any of these in your feet, contact our Aberdeen office as soon as possible for an appointment. Our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin or Dr. Jessica A. Addeo will examine your feet, get a complete medical history and do any necessary imaging studies or lab tests to diagnose the cause of your symptoms.

2.    Makeover your shoe wardrobe. Did you know that a three-inch heel puts seven times more stress on your foot than a one-inch heel? High heels also place extra strain on your knees. This stress can increase your risk for developing osteoarthritis. It’s time to down-size your heels and choose shoes that fit properly and are designed with good foot health in mind.

3.    Shed a few pounds. Carrying extra weight is another risk factor for joint problems. Research has shown that losing as little as 11 pounds can cut your chances of developing osteoarthritis in the knee by 50%.

4.    Get a move on. Weight-bearing exercise strengthens joints. Strength training, developing core strength through your abs and stretching are all important components of an exercise routine that protects your joints. Not sure what you should be doing? Consider consulting a trainer to find out the best workout for your body.

5.    Choose foods that are good for your joints. As you put together your weekly menus, be sure to include calcium and vitamin rich foods like dairy products, omega 3 fish and dark leafy greens to increase bone strength. Add citrus fruit and other colorful fruits and vegetables to ensure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need for healthy joints and bones. An added bonus: many produce choices help reduce inflammation in the body.

Have more questions about the health of your foot and ankle joints? Call us today at: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing 5 Ways to Take Good Care of Your Joints, 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