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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen It’s National Arthritis Awareness Month | 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

It’s National Arthritis Awareness Month
 

You’ve got over 30 joints in your feet, making them a prime target for arthritis. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care, we want you to get the facts about this disorder so you can take steps now to prevent it.

Did you know:

  • Arthritis affects 50 million adults
  •  300,00 babies, children and teens have arthritis
  • Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the U.S.
  • Arthritis is more common in women than men
  • The term arthritis actually refers to over 100 joint disease and pain related conditions

 

Preventing Arthritis

The kind of arthritis that occurs most frequently is osteoarthritis. This is the type that occurs as you age and the cartilage in your joints begins to wear away due to use. Although no one can stop aging or change their genetic makeup (heredity is one risk factor for arthritis), there are steps you can take to prevent or lessen the affects of arthritis:

  • Maintain a healthy weight. The less weight you carry, the less stress on your joints. This is particularly important for your feet which carry the weight of the entire body.
  • Take care of foot injuries. Make sure you follow your podiatrist’s instructions when recovering from an injury. Physical therapy and exercises often need to continue beyond the point where you no longer feel pain. Strengthening the muscles and tendons that surround an injury provide support to joints and bones and can help keep them from becoming targets of arthritis in the future.
  •  Exercise. Staying active helps maintain joints flexibilty and contributes to the good health of joints, muscles, tendons and bones. Don’t overdo it however, and vary your activities so that one particular set of joints isn’t constantly being used.
  • Proper footwear. Invest in good shoes for daily wear and for all sports activities. Having the proper arch and ankle support can prevent joints from getting out of alignment and becoming inflamed.

 

One other important proactive measure you can take to help prevent arthritis is to make an appointment with one of our foot and ankle doctors, Christopher J. Mullin, DPM, Jessica A. Addeo, DPM, or Rajan Patel, DPM, at the first sign of joint pain or swelling or discomfort. Early diagnosis and treatment can greatly reduce the risk of disability and permanent joint damage. If you have symptoms of arthritis or questions, contact our Aberdeen practice by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing It’s National Arthritis Awareness Month, 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