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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Don’t Be A Scaredy Cat About Foot Conditions | 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

Don’t Be A Scaredy Cat About Foot Conditions
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Don’t Be A Scaredy Cat About Foot Conditions | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

When we talk about disorders that affect the toes, feet and ankles, we at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists realize that some of the terms and names of conditions can sound frightening and foreign. Like a shadow on the wall or the sounds of someone approaching in a scary Halloween movie, our fears of the unknown can grow all out of proportion. That’s why our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel, encourage patients to ask questions if there is something you don’t understand about what the foot doctor is telling you. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable with your diagnosis and treatment plan.

Below are some of the more frightening sounding foot disorders:

Brachymetatarsia: is a big word that means short metatarsal or the toe bone. The result is one toe will be unnaturally shorter than the rest. Usually the condition will affect both feet. Patients with brachymetatarsia may find it difficult to maintain balance or to run smoothly.

Ganglions: are small fluid-filled sacs that occur in the joints or tendons of the feet, usually on the top of the foot or the ankle. Tingling, pain and numbness are symptoms of ganglions, all of which can worsen as the size of the ganglion increases. Restrictive footwear and repetitive irritation to joints and tendon linings are the most common causes of this disorder.

Onychomycosis: is another name for a fungal nail infection, a very common ailment that is characterized by discoloration of the nails as well as thickening, splitting and flaking. Typically, these infections are passed on through direct contact in communal areas where people go barefoot such as gyms, community pools and changing areas.

Xerosis: should not be a cause of major concern. Quite simply, it is a case of very dry skin on the feet. Xerosis can be caused by showering more than once a day or using very hot water when showering or bathing. It can also be caused by using soaps that are overly drying. Applying a rich moisturizer to the feet several times a day for a week or two will usually alleviate the problem.

Getting an accurate diagnosis of any foot or ankle problem is essential, particularly because very different conditions may have similar symptoms. If you’ve notice something out of the ordinary in your feet, 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 Don’t Be A Scaredy Cat About Foot Conditions, 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