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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Check Your Child’s Feet | 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

Check Your Child’s Feet
 

Children are just as susceptible as adults to many foot ailments but they are often not very aware of what’s going on with their feet until they are in major pain. That’s why at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists, we recommend that parents regularly inspect their child’s feet.  Here are some common conditions to check for:

Ingrown toenails—shoes that are too tight are one of the leading causes of ingrown toenails and at the rate that kids grow, sometimes their shoes get tight much sooner than we parents would expect. Carefully examine the edges of the big toenails to be sure that the corners of the nails are not curving down and growing into the skin. Trim nails straight across and avoid cutting them too short to help prevent ingrown nails.

Fungal toenails—changes in color or thickness of the toenails or peeling or crumbling of the nails may indicate a fungal nail infection. Unless your child has recently stubbed a toe or dropped a heavy object on it, all changes in nail color should be reported to the podiatrist. Washing feet daily and not allowing your child to share footwear or go barefoot in damp public places, such as community pools and gym locker rooms can greatly reduce the chance of contracting a fungal infection.

Blisters—blisters can be sign that your child has outgrown his or her shoes. If this is not the case, then it may be an indication that undue pressure is being put on one particular area of the foot and this is something the podiatrist would need to check.

Swelling, bruising or cuts—any of these can be an indication of injury. Common symptoms of sprains are bruising and swelling. Swelling can also indicate an inflammation or irritation to a nerve, ligament or tendon. Check to see if the area is tender or painful and ask your child about recent activities to determine if an injury may have occurred.

It’s also a good idea to be tuned into your child’s behavior with regard to the feet. If you notice that your child suddenly doesn’t want to participate in activities normally enjoyed or he or she appears abnormally clumsy, it may be an indicator that something is causing them discomfort in the feet and ankles. Our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel are experienced in treating young patients. Most podiatric conditions are best treated in their early stages, so if you suspect something is wrong with your child’s feet, don’t put it off. Make an appointment at our Aberdeen office at your soonest convenience by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Check Your Child’s Feet, 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