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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Diabetic Foot Care: What You Should Know | 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

Diabetic Foot Care: What You Should Know
 

In addition to potential issues with the liver, eyes, kidneys, and blood vessels, diabetics can end up with serious problems with their feet. Prone to a damaged or weakened nervous system, feeling may be decreased in the feet and the ability to convey messages to the brain about sensations is impaired. Also, normal sweat secretion and oil production in the feet is hindered which results in abnormal pressure on the feet during walking and an increased possibility for skin problems and sores. Finally, diabetics often have a weakened immune system, making it difficult to fight infections when they occur. It’s a double whammy for foot sores and ulcers. At Central Jersey Foot & Ankle Care, we believe the best treatment for diabetic foot problems is prevention. Knowing some basics on how to care for your feet if you have diabetes can go a long way to keeping your feet safe and healthy and avoiding potential problems.

It’s important to schedule regular appointments with one of our board certified podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin or Dr. Jessica A. Addeo to check your feet. In addition, follow these tips:

  • Keep your blood sugar levels under control.
  • Inspect your feet daily for any changes. Use a magnifying hand mirror to see the bottom of your feet. Contact your podiatrist if you notice any new cuts, blisters, redness, swelling or nail problems.
  • Gently wash feet daily in lukewarm water with a sponge or soft washcloth. Dry by patting or blotting; don’t forget to dry between your toes.
  • Use lotion to moisturize your feet daily and prevent skin from cracking or itching. Don’t apply lotion between toes as that could increase the chances of a fungal infection.
  • Make sure socks are dry and clean. Avoid socks with tight elastic bands or thick, bulky socks that irritate the skin.
  • Don’t walk barefoot, even inside, to avoid anything that could cut or scrape your foot.
  • Trim nails carefully. Cut straight across and file edges. Don’t cut too short to avoid ingrown toenails.
  • Do not treat corns or calluses on your own.
  • Don’t smoke because it restricts blood flow in your feet.

 

To schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to check your feet, call our Aberdeen office at 732-566-2841 today.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Diabetic Foot Care: What You Should Know, 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