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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Facts About Arthritis and 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.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

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

Facts About Arthritis and Your Feet
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Facts About Arthritis and Your Feet | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis of the feet and ankles is a condition that we frequently see at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists. There is much misinformation about this potentially disabling disease. Let’s set the record straight and help spread the word about good strategies for protecting the health of the 33 joints in each of your feet.

Fact: Arthritis actually refers to a group of over 100 disorders that affect your joints.

Fact: Currently, 53 million adults in America have been diagnosed with arthritis. That number is expected to grow to 67 million by the year 2030.

Fact: Arthritis affects children too. There are approximately 300,000 babies, children and teenagers who are afflicted.

Fact: Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America.

Fact: Although joint pain and stiffness are well-known symptoms of arthritis there are other symptoms that are not as commonly recognized such as a rash or fatigue. In some people the signs of arthritis appear gradually over time and in others it may show up as sudden and severe pain.

Fact: Many patients don’t ask their doctor about arthritis because they feel it is inevitable as they age and that there is nothing that can be done about it. On the contrary, there are many noninvasive ways to slow the progression of arthritis. If you have concerns about this disease, talk to one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel. The foot doctor will ask questions about your symptoms and your family history and other potential risk factors for arthritis to determine if you are at risk.

Fact: Diet and exercise can play a large role in helping lessen the symptoms of arthritis. Certain foods such as nuts, fruits and vegetables and olive oil can help fight inflammation. Muscle strengthening exercises and weight bearing fitness activities can help keep joints flexible and increase range of motion.

The bottom line is that there is much you can do to prevent arthritis or to improve your quality of life if you are diagnosed with the disease. Catching arthritis in the early stages is important. If you have questions about joint disease, schedule an appointment at our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Facts About Arthritis and 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