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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen A Foot Danger is Lurking This Summer | 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

A Foot Danger is Lurking This Summer
 

Feet_Water_pool_Soaking_feet.jpgAs summer gets underway, there’s a condition that we at Central Jersey Foot & Ankle Care Specialists expect to be seeing more of: athlete’s foot. Many of the activities our patients enjoy during the summer also put them at higher risk for this fungal infection, which is spread by direct contact. 

Here’s how to minimize your chances of getting athlete’s foot:

Cover your feet—whether you’re at the pool, a beach changing area, in the gym or anyplace where other people are likely to be walking barefoot, your feet are at risk for athlete’s foot. The fungi that causes the infection loves warm, moist places. 

Don’t share—items that touch someone else’s feet that is. This includes socks, shoes and towels.

Check your salon—there are several opportunities for fungi to find your feet here. Be sure foot baths are properly cleaned after each client and that tools are properly sanitized. The best practice is to bring your own nail clippers, emery board, cuticle cutters and other pedicure tools to the salon. There should also be a license from the local health department or cosmetology board prominently displayed in the salon.

Think dry—if you find your feet sweat excessively, especially during hot summer months, make sure you use a foot powder each morning and change your socks if they feel damp.

Keep it clean—washing your feet every day with soap and water can go a long way toward preventing athlete’s foot. Do dry your feet completely after washing, paying particular attention to the spaces between your toes.

The signs of athlete’s foot are itching and burning, which usually starts between the toes but can travel to the soles of the feet and even to your toenails if left untreated. Dry, flaky patches can also be a symptom of athlete’s foot and, eventually, weeping blisters can form. It’s easier to treat athlete’s foot in the early stages. If you believe you have this fungal infection, contact our Aberdeen office at 732-566-2841 as soon as possible and let our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. MullinDr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel examine your feet and prescribe the correct treatment to clear up athlete’s foot fast. 

 

 

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing A Foot Danger is Lurking This Summer, 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