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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 6 Items to Pack in Your Child’s Practice Bag | 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

6 Items to Pack in Your Child’s Practice Bag

6 Items to Pack in Your Child’s Practice Bag

Here in Aberdeen, young athletes are jumping into the spring sports season. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we want to help our junior sports players protect their feet. Below are some suggested items for parents to be sure to have packed in their child’s gym bag that can help prevent infection and make for more comfortable practices.

1. Moleskin—chances are your child has new sports shoes for their spring activity. Drills and workouts can cause feet to sweat and this creates friction in the shoes which can lead to blisters. Small pieces of self-adhesive moleskin can save the day if your child applies as soon as they feel an irritation developing on their foot.

2. Shower shoes or flip flops—it’s essential to wash feet after playing or practicing to help reduce the risk of fungal infection. However, if your child is walking around the locker room or using the shower barefoot, the risk is actually increased, not decreased. That’s because fungi, viruses and bacteria that cause athlete’s foot, fungal toenails and warts are all passed on by direct contact. Feet need to stay covered in public places.

3. Soap and towel—sharing items that touch another person’s feet is another quick way to spread foot infections. Instruct your child to only use their own towel and soap and not to share the with other kids.

4. A spare pair of socks—what’s the perfect breeding ground for foot infections? A place that’s warm, dark and moist—like the inside of sweaty socks after a strenuous practice. Be sure that your child puts on clean socks after showering.

5. Anti-fungal foot powder—keeping feet dry is key to preventing fungal infections from starting. Tell your child to dry his or her feet completely after showering and not to forget the spaces between their toes as this is often where athlete’s foot begins. Applying an anti-fungal foot powder before socks will help feet stay dry and ward off infection.

6. Bandages—if your child has a cut or blister on their feet, it’s a good idea to keep it covered with a bandage to prevent dirt from entering the open skin. Sweat and water may cause a bandage to lose its adhesive so keep a few spares in their bag.

If despite your best efforts your child shows sign of a foot or toenail infection, contact our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841. Our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, will want to examine your child’s feet as soon as possible and prescribe any necessary treatment if an infection is present.



Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing 6 Items to Pack in Your Child’s Practice Bag, 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