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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Cut Your Lawn—Not Your 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.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

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

Cut Your Lawn—Not Your Feet
 

At long last the warm days of spring have arrived, and it seems like practically overnight the lawns of Monmouth County have greened up. At Central Jersey Foot & Ankle Care Specialists we know that means many of our patients will be getting out their power mowers to begin that weekly summer ritual of mowing the lawn. Too often we become complacent about tasks we do so frequently that we know them by rote, but each year more than 37,000 people suffer injuries from the use of power mowers.

Below are some safety reminders:

1. Never mow wet grass! This is the number one cause of lawn mower related injuries. It’s all too easy to lose control of a mower slipping on grass after it has rained.

2. Don’t give children rides on the mower and teach them not to try to come out onto the lawn while you are mowing and get your attention. The age groups that receive the greatest number of mower related injuries are children under the age of 14 and adults over 44.

3. Always wear work boots or other heavy shoes when mowing. Sneakers can not withstand the whirling of blades going 3,000 revolutions per minute. Never wear sandals or flip flops or mow your lawn barefoot.

4. Do not attempt to pull a mower backwards when it is running.

5. Mow slopes crosswise, not up and down.

6. Don’t mow when you are pressed for time. More accidents happen when you are in a hurry.

7. Make sure your power mower has a release switch on the handle that automatically shuts the mower off it you let go.

8. Pick up large sticks and other items before you mow and keep a clip bag attached to your mower to prevent debris from being kicked up by the mower and becoming projectiles that could injure you or others.

9. If you sustain even a very minor cut from your mower, stop immediately to clean and treat the wound. Many of the mower injuries that our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel see are infections that patients waited to take care of thinking they were minor. If you are concerned that an injury you have may be infected, contact our Aberdeen office as soon as possible by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Cut Your Lawn—Not Your 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