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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Do You Really Have a Foot Problem? | 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

Do You Really Have a Foot Problem?
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Do You Really Have a Foot Problem? | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Sometimes patients we see at Central Jersey Ankle and Foot Care receive a surprising diagnosis. They come to us with symptoms of pain, discomfort or just something unusual that they have noticed about their ankles, feet or toes but instead of discovering a podiatric problem, our foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel find a bigger issue that can affect the whole body. Below are some common symptoms that may point to systemic diseases or disorders.

Swelling—although swelling in your feet or ankles can be indicative of many acute and chronic foot problems such as sprains, fractures, fibromas or Neuromas, it can also be a sign of a disease that causes circulatory dysfunction. Possibilities include hypertension or renal (kidney) distress.

Tingling or numbness—these symptoms may be pointing to a nerve issue or to neuropathy. Neuropathy is actually damage to the nerves that can manifest as burning, tingling, numbness or loss of sensation. Neuropathy is often caused by diabetes. Deficiencies of certain key nutrients such as magnesium or vitamin B12 may also cause tingling, numbness and other nerve symptoms.

Stress fractures—typically caused by overuse or injury, stress fractures--especially if a patient has more than one--can point to a calcium deficiency or osteoporosis, a disease that is characterized by weakened bones.

Joint stiffness—this may be the result of an injury or trauma but it can also signal the beginning of arthritis, either rheumatoid or osteoarthritis.

Nail and skin changes—excessively dry or cracked skin, discoloration of skin or nails, toenail deformities can signal a thyroid issue, loss of kidney function, diabetes or cancer.

Of course there are many times when foot symptoms do indicate a foot problem. What’s important is to pay attention to your feet and get in the habit of checking them regularly. This way you can receive prompt diagnosis and treatment and prevent or greatly reduce the severity of many conditions. If something about your feet or ankles is concerning you, don’t wait. Contact our Aberdeen office for an appointment by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Do You Really Have a Foot Problem?, 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