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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen April is Foot Health Awareness Month | 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

April is Foot Health Awareness Month
 

At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we focus on feet all the time, but the month of April is set aside in national recognition of Foot Health Awareness and a good opportunity for us to remind patients of some of the best ways to take care of your feet and ankles.

Get Back to Basics—some of the best ways to improve the health of your feet and prevent podiatric problems are simple and easy:

  • Wash feet every day with warm water and soap. Dry completely, especially between your toes as this is where athlete’s foot often begins.
  • Inspect your feet regularly. Look over your entire foot, top and bottom. If you can’t see your whole foot, enlist a family member to help. Check for changes in skin and toenails, bruises, growths, sores that don’t seem to be healing, swelling and any other unusual symptoms. Report any concerns promptly to our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, so they can diagnose any foot disorders and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
  • Keep feet dry. Fungal toenails and other infections thrive in warm, moist conditions. Change your socks if your feet become damp from sweat or weather conditions.

If the Shoe Fits—perhaps the single, biggest way to prevent foot and ankle disorders from developing is to wear shoes that are well made and fit properly. Did you know that some studies estimate as high as 90% of people are wearing shoes that are too small for them? It’s a good idea to get your feet professionally measured periodically as shoe size can change as you age.

Don’t Play Podiatrist—avoid attempting to take care of foot problems on your own. Many “folk remedies” for ingrown toenails, warts and other conditions are not only ineffective, they can be dangerous. Avoid “bathroom surgeries” for these and other foot conditions. Podiatrists undergo years of schooling and clinical training and they are the best qualified to care for your feet.

Develop Healthy Habits—good overall health has a positive impact on your feet. Maintain an appropriate weight, exercise regularly and don’t smoke.

If you have a foot problem, don’t wait to get it evaluated. Contact our Aberdeen office today for an appointment by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing April is Foot Health Awareness Month, 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