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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Dealing with Swollen Feet and Ankles | 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

Dealing with Swollen Feet and Ankles
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Dealing with Swollen Feet and Ankles | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Swelling in your feet and ankles may not seem like a major problem, but at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care we know it can be a sign of a serious medical threat. Edema—as it’s known in medical terms—can also be a temporary and harmless (although still uncomfortable) condition you can treat with some simple lifestyle changes. That’s why the first step is meeting with one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel to determine the cause.

Why Are my Feet Swelling?

Edema in the feet and ankles can have many and varied causes:

  • Pregnancy
  • Old age
  • Medical treatments and some medications such as oral contraceptives and certain anti-depressants and blood pressure medications
  • Allergy
  •  Insect bite
  • Malnutrition
  •  Injury
  • Kidney disorders
  • Liver failure
  • Heart failure

 

Treatment

Obviously, the treatment for your edema will be determined in part by the cause. The foot doctor will want to get a complete medical history and also ask questions about your activities and lifestyle. Some steps you can take to reduce swelling include:

  • Don’t sit or stand in one position for long periods of time
  • Drink plenty of water to help remove extra fluid from the body
  • Limit salt intake
  • Don’t wear restrictive socks or leg wear
  • Exercise regularly
  • Elevate your feet above the level of your heart when possible

 

As with most foot and ankle conditions, prompt treatment is the best course of action. If swelling is not from a natural condition or is becoming a chronic issue, make an appointment to at our Aberdeen office at your earliest convenience.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Dealing with Swollen Feet and Ankles, 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