If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right.Switch to Accessible Site

Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Avoid Mower Accidents | 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

Avoid Mower Accidents
 

As temperatures finally begin to rise in Monmouth County many of our patients at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists will participate in that spring ritual: the first mowing of the season. Each year thousands of people sustain injuries related to lawn mowing. The groups most at risk are children 14 and younger and adults over 44. Our goal is to help prevent our patients from becoming one of those statistics. Below are some important safety reminders when it comes to mowing your lawn.

  • Have your machine serviced before the first mow of spring. If your mower jams or there appears to be a glitch when you start mowing always turn the mower off before trying to find the problem.
  • Do not mow a wet lawn. This is one of the most common reasons that mower injuries occur. Wet lawns are slippery and make it difficult to control a moving mower.
  • Keep children away from lawn mowers. Never give rides on the mower and make sure your children know to not approach you while mowing—you’ll never hear them coming.
  • Always wear work boots or other heavy shoes when mowing. Believe it or not, many patients that arrive at the emergency room with serious foot and toe injuries were mowing barefoot.
  • Pick up sticks, toys and any other debris on the lawn before mowing. Keep the clip bag attached. Objects picked up by the mower can be spit out at high speed and cause injury to anyone in the vicinity.
  • Mow steep lawns side to side; not up and down.
  • Do not try to pull a running mower backwards.

Even minor foot injuries can become major health problems if not treated properly. If you have sustained an injury that does not appear to be healing properly, contact our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841 so that our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, can examine your foot and prescribe the necessary treatment.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Avoid Mower Accidents, 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