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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Make Good Foot Care a New Year’s Resolution | 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

Make Good Foot Care a New Year’s Resolution
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Make Good Foot Care a New Year’s Resolution | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

It’s that time of year when people make resolutions for self-improvement. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care we are urging our patients to make taking better care of your feet one of your New Year’s resolutions. Most of us take for granted that our feet are going to get us where we want to go. Imagine for a moment what life would be like if you suffered from a chronically painful foot condition that made walking difficult or impossible. Below are 6 ways to improve foot care:

  1. Develop a daily care regimen. Wash feet with a mild soap and dry completely—make sure you are especially diligent drying between your toes to help avoid athlete’s foot. Apply moisturizer and foot powder, if needed.
  2. Check for changes. Many foot problems can be detected in their early stages if you inspect your feet regularly. Look for any skin rashes or redness, deformities in the toes, changes in shape or size, bruising, swelling and growths. Bring anything unusual to the attention of one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel.
  3. Limit time going barefoot. Injuries and fungal infections are much more likely to occur when you are barefoot.
  4. Take care of your toenails. Keep nails trimmed by cutting straight across and not too short. This will help prevent ingrown toenails. If nails appear discolored or are brittle and flaking you may have a fungal infection which should be checked by the foot doctor.
  5. Make good shoe choices. The single biggest factor in preventing foot problems is wearing shoes that are well made, properly fitted and provide good support for your foot and ankle. If you have not had your feet professionally measured for a while consider doing so. Foot size changes as you age. Wearing shoes that are too small can lead to bunions, hammertoes and other painful conditions.
  6. Don’t smoke. Smoking decreases circulation which affects foot health. It will also slow the healing process if you sustain a foot injury.

 

For more information on how to take better care of your feet in 2017, contact our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Make Good Foot Care a New Year’s Resolution, 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