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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Athlete’s Beware: Common Foot Injuries | 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

Athlete’s Beware: Common Foot Injuries

Warmer weather means we at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists will be seeing more injuries related to running and other sports activities. Here are 4 of the more common fitness-related conditions:

  1. Stress Fractures—starting a new exercise routine or going back to a high-impact activity after a hiatus is a scenario that sets the stage for a stress fracture. Stress fractures occur in the forefoot area and happen when too much pressure or repeated impact due to pounding from running, basketball, tennis or other activity cause a small, hairline crack in the surface of the bone.
  2. Calluses—these hard patches of thickened skin are often thought to be a skin problem. In fact, it is indicative of a bone problem. Increased levels of activity can reveal a bone deformity or structural issue inside the foot that appears as a callus on the skin due to increased pressure from weight bearing activities.
  3. Ankle Sprain—wearing improper footwear or playing on uneven surfaces can cause your ankle to twist so severely that the ligaments are overstretched and a sprain results. If not treated promptly and properly, future sprains are likely and chronic lateral ankle pain and weak ankles can develop.
  4. Ingrown toenails—this may not seem like a sport injury but many runners or people who play sports that involve running end up of with ingrown toenails due to the repeated impact of the toe with the end of the shoe. Keeping nails trimmed straight across can help prevent ingrown toenails.


A podiatric evaluation before you start a new exercise program can help increase your performance while protecting your feet. Our board certified foot and ankle surgeons, Christopher J. Mullin, DPM, Jessica A. Addeo, DPM and Rajan Patel, DPM,  can examine your feet and ankles and alert you to potential problems as well as make suggestions about footwear that will be best for your particular feet.  Contact our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841 for an appointment this spring.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Athlete’s Beware: Common Foot Injuries, 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