Press Release - 08/07/2014 Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists Treat Toenail Fungus in Aberdeen, NJ Our feet and ankles form the foundation that supports our bodies and are responsible for our daily mobility, so good foot and ankle care should begin early in life. Starting in infancy, it is important for parents to take the proper measures that ensure good foot health for their children. With the help of Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo of Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists, you can keep your baby healthy from head to toe in Aberdeen, NJ. With young babies, it is important for parents to change their position several times a day and to look at his or her feet to see if anything looks abnormal. Exercise should also be provided for them. Lying uncovered allows the infant to kick and perform other movements that will prepare the feet for weight bearing. Leaving the child uncovered also prevents abnormal pressure on the feet. A young child’s feet are very pliable, and foot deformities can result from pressure placed on the feet by tight covers or too-small shoes. It is important to make sure your child’s shoes are flexible and fit properly and that sheets and blankets are loose when being used. As your child ages, be aware of their walking patterns, which could signal any concerns. In addition, any foot pain or swelling without explanation should not be ignored. Foot deformities, such as club foot, require early medical intervention. If any problems arise, it is important to consult with Dr. Mullin or Dr. Addeo, who can address these concerns. From flat feet and juvenile bunions to ingrown toenails and other common foot problems, Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Specialists can treat children and will work to make sure your child’s feet are healthy and happy. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher J. Mullin or Dr. Jessica A. Addeo of Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Specialists, call 732-566-2841. For more information about the Aberdeen, NJ podiatrists and their services, visit www.centraljerseyankleandfoot.com. Press Release - 05/07/2014 Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists Treat Ingrown Toenails in Aberdeen, NJ Ingrown toe nails may start out as small nuisances, but if left untreated, they can become much larger problems. Occurring when a segment of the toenail embeds itself in the skin around the nail, ingrown toenails cause pain, redness, swelling and a feeling of warmth to the affected toe. If the nail digs far enough into the flesh to break the skin, an infection can result. Whether you are in need of treatment or would like to know how to best prevent ingrown toenails, Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists in Aberdeen, NJ can help. While some people are just more prone to ingrown nails than others, some ingrown nails are caused by improper trimming techniques. They can also be caused by repeated impact, ill-fitting shoes, poor hygiene, excessive sweating or stubbing the toe. Minor ingrown toenails can oftentimes be treated at home if you’re in good health and no infection is present. To do this, first soak the foot to soften the skin. Then massage the affected area to loosen the troublesome part of the nail. If the ingrown toe nail persists after five days, is extremely painful or infected, physician care is necessary. Antibiotics may be prescribed to fight infection, and if the nail is deeply embedded, outpatient surgery may be required. To prevent and treat ingrown toenails and preserve the health of your feet, schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher J. Mullin or Dr. Jessica A. Addeo of Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Specialists in Aberdeen, NJ. Call 732-566-2841. For more information about the podiatrists, their practice and their services, visit www.CentralJerseyAnkleAndFoot.com. Press Release - 02/10/14 Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists Treat Heel Pain in Aberdeen, NJ While heel pain is an extremely common affliction, it can be a disruptive condition with a number of different causes, including arthritis, cysts, stress fractures, tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. If you have plantar fasciitis, your heel pain is caused by the inflammation of the ligament that supports your arch and connects your heel to your toes, and if it is left untreated, that inflammation can grow worse over time. However, plantar fasciitis and other causes of heel pain can be treated in Aberdeen, NJ with the podiatrists at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists If the mechanics of your feet are not ideal, you are more prone to developing this affliction. High arches, flat feet and poor foot alignment can cause you to walk on either the inner or outer edges of your feet. Being overweight or spending hours on feet in shoes with little to no support can also lead to the development of plantar fasciitis. Treatment includes regular stretching, icing your feet, making modifications to your footwear, taking anti-inflammatory medications and reducing your weight to lessen the impact on your feet. If your case is especially severe, additional padding or other orthotic devices may be needed. Walking casts, night splints and physical therapy are possible options. If you are experiencing heel pain, schedule an appointment at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists by calling 732-566-2841. You can also book an appointment through their website. Visit www.centraljerseyankleandfoot.com to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the doctors and practice. Press Release - 12/19/2013 Aberdeen, NJ Podiatrist, Christopher J. Mullin, Treats Pain From Hammertoes Hammertoes are identified as a bending of the joints of the second, third, fourth and fifth toes. It is an abnormal bending that can cause various problems to develop, including pain and swelling due to the pressure from shoes. To diagnose hammertoes, Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. in Aberdeen, NJ looks for common signs, like inflammation, redness, pain when wearing shoes, corns and calluses on the toes or the ball of the foot, and possibly open sores in some cases. Treatment for hammertoes in Aberdeen, NJ begins with an examination by Dr. Christopher J. Mullin. The symptoms of hammertoes can worsen over time, making treatment essential. Treatments provided by Central Jersey Ankle and Foot Care Specialists include creating custom orthotic footwear, providing padding for calluses or corns that form on the hammertoe, suggesting alternative footwear, trimming calluses and corns, and offering medications for the toe. Surgery is also available for hammertoes, though it is rarely needed and only provided to patients in Aberdeen, NJ who have a severe case. Patients benefit from seeking hammertoe treatment from Central Jersey Ankle and Foot Care as they are getting treatments from an experienced podiatrist. He is able to treat the symptoms of hammertoes, determine if surgery if needed, and help prevent further complications, like friction from the patient’s shoes that can make them even more painful. If you have the signs of hammertoes, contact Dr. Christopher J. Mullin for more information about hammertoes treatments. Schedule an appointment with Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. for your hammertoes by calling 732-566-2841 or learn more about Central Jersey Ankle and Foot Care Specialists in Aberdeen, NJ at www.centraljerseyankleandfoot.com. Press Release - 09/11/2013 Aberdeen, NJ Podiatrist Christopher Mullin Stresses the Importance of Diabetic Footcare Diabetes is a medical condition caused by above normal glucose levels in the blood. The disease can put the eyes, blood vessels, kidney and liver in danger, but it can also lead to serious foot conditions. If left untreated, even amputations may be necessary. Dr. Christopher Mullin of Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care encourages people in Aberdeen with diabetes to prevent these severe foot conditions and place emphasis on diabetic foot care. Diabetics develop foot ailments because their nervous system is prone to damage from prolonged excessively high blood sugar. When the nervous system is damaged, it becomes weak and is not able to properly send messages to the feet. This can cause diabetic patients in Aberdeen to lose feeling in their feet. Nerve damage can impair the normal function of oil production and sweat secretion, leading to abnormal pressure on the feet when walking. It can also result in diabetic sores of the feet. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care, Dr. Christopher Mullin carefully examines each person’s feet to ensure there are no diabetic foot care concerns. Diabetic wounds that don’t heal can become infected and lead to gangrene and amputation. It is crucial to have a professional podiatrist, like Dr. Christopher Mullin in Aberdeen, NJ, closely examine your feet to spot and quickly treat any diabetic sores, wounds that don’t heal, or infections. The professionals at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care want you to have the use of your feet for a lifetime, and having proper diabetic foot care is a step in that direction. For more information on diabetic foot care, visit www.centraljerseyankleandfoot.com or call 732-566-2841 to schedule an appointment with podiatrist Dr. Christopher Mullin, in Aberdeen, NJ. Press Release - 08/23/2013 Aberdeen, NJ Podiatry Office, Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists, Offers Bunion Treatments Bunions are an unfortunately common foot condition that keeps many people from being able to comfortably carry out routine tasks. They develop from an enlargement of the bone or tissue at the joint of the big toe, causing misalignment throughout the foot. The professionals at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists treat patients that suffer from bunions in Aberdeen, NJ. They offer several bunion treatments to patients suffering from the sensitivity, soreness, and pains that are often associated with bunion growth. When bunions are ignored, they can cause pain when walking or wearing shoes. Even simple activities can cause severe pain for many Aberdeen, NJ patients. Since bunions cause the foot to become misaligned, injuries result when any upright physical or athletic activity is performed. Many patients have been able to find lasting relief from their bunions at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists. The professionals at the Aberdeen, NJ practice offer various treatments for bunion pain relief. Each treatment is catered to the individual patient’s needs and the progression of the bunion issue. In moderate to severe cases, bunion surgery can be used to help patients find relief. If you are suffering from bunions and live in the Aberdeen, NJ area, visit Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists to learn more about the bunion treatment options available to you. They are always happy to help patients find relief from their foot pain, whether due to bunions or any other condition treated at their practice.