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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Avoid Common Winter Foot Woes | 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.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

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

Avoid Common Winter Foot Woes
 

At Central Jersey Foot & Ankle Care Specialists we know that each season brings its own unique foot health challenges. Below are some issues that are particularly common during the colder winter months:

Xerosis - this exotic word just means exceedingly dry skin. The heat in our cars, office and stores combined with the dry winter air can make dry skin more prevalent. Stay hydrated and apply a thick, moisturizing cream each night before bed. Overly dry skin can actually crack and this can be very painful as well as provide an entry point for infection-causing bacteria. An open sore on your heel should be examined by one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel. If you are a patient with diabetes it’s essential that you contact the foot doctor immediately if you notice cracks forming on the skin of your heels.

Fungal infections - too much moisture can also cause problems for your feet in the form of fungal and bacterial infections like athlete’s foot. Spending time in sweat or slush soaked socks and shoes can help create the warm, moist environment that these infections love. Keep feet dry! If you find that your feet tend to sweat excessively, keep extra socks handy and change them whenever you notice they are damp. The cold weather also causes many people to move their fitness routines indoors. If you are using a gym or community pool for your workouts, make sure you use shower shoes or flips flops when walking in these public places.

Heel pain - if you find that your heels are aching at the end of the day, review your footwear. Many fashion boots are notorious for not providing adequate arch support, which in turn can lead to heel pain. It’s a good idea to rotate your shoes as well to avoid putting pressure on the same spots on your feet.

By being proactive in the care of your feet you can avoid the cold weather foot issues. If you have concerns about something you’ve noticed about your feet or ankles that seems unusual, contact our Aberdeen office for an appointment by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Avoid Common Winter Foot Woes, 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