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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Get Your Kids Moving! | 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

Get Your Kids Moving!
 

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care we want our patients to be involved in dealing with this health issue that affects your feet as well as the rest of your body.

Face the Facts

Studies estimate that 17% of children in the United States are obese. That’s 1 out of every 5 children. Obese children are much more likely to grow into obese adults. Since your feet carry the weight of your entire body, being obese means you are more likely to experience foot and ankle pain than that of someone with a healthy weight. Being overweight is a contributing factor to many foot conditions including: arthritis, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia and more. In addition, obesity increases the risk of diabetes (which has serious ramifications for your feet) and also certain cancers and mental health problems.

Take Action

There is no one factor responsible for childhood obesity and this means there are multiple ways to help combat the problem.

  • Increase your child’s activity level. This can be done in a number of ways: participate in more active family outings like, biking, hiking, skating and walking. Park further away from stores. Insist on outdoor time after school and set firm limits on the hours spent on TV, video and computer games.
  • Substitute healthy fruits and vegetables for sugary snacks.
  • Encourage your child to drink water in place of fruit juice, soda and sports drinks with a high sugar content.
  • Make sure your child gets enough sleep—inadequate sleep is tied to weight gain.

 

Making sure your children maintain a healthy weight is one of many ways to be proactive about their foot health. Another is to examine your children’s feet regularly and make an appointment to see one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel if you notice anything unusual or if a child complains of foot pain. If you have other questions about good foot health practices for children, contact our Aberdeen office at 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Get Your Kids Moving!, 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