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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Protecting Joints and Bones | 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

Protecting Joints and Bones
 

Bone and Joint Health Awareness week takes place from October 12-20 and at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we thought this would be a good time to supply our patients with some information on how to better protect your bones and joints. With 26 bones and 33 joints in each of your feet, it’s obvious why this subject is important to us!

We tend to take the health of our bones and joints for granted—until there’s a problem. Bone and joint injuries and disorders can not only sideline you for the immediate future, they can cause long term disability that will severely limit the activities you can enjoy.

Below are 3 conditions that negatively affect bone and joint health and what you can do about them:

Arthritis—this joint disease affects one in five Americans and half of those who have it are under the age of 65. Loss of the cushioning between the joints makes them stiff and painful. Although not all arthritis is preventable, you can help decrease your risk by maintaining a healthy weight and eating foods that fight inflammation such as olive oil, blueberries, cherries, nuts (such as almonds), fish (like mackerel and sardines).

Osteoporosis—this condition results in weak bones that break easily. Nearly 1.5 million fractures occur every year as a result of osteoporosis. Your lifestyle can help prevent this disease by making sure your diet has adequate amounts of calcium and that you are doing weight-bearing exercise that strengthens your bones.

Trauma—although you may not think of this as a “disorder,” accidents are a leading cause of damage to bones and joints. Large numbers of injuries are caused by playing sports and motor vehicle accidents. While accidents by nature are not predictable, you can take steps to protect yourself by wearing the right shoes and protective equipment for sports activities and practicing safe driving habits at all times.

If you are experiencing any pain, stiffness or unusual symptoms with regard to toe, foot or ankle joints or bones, contact our Aberdeen office for an appointment. Our podiatrists Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel, will want to examine the affected area and get x-rays or other imaging studies done to diagnose the problem and provide the necessary treatment to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Protecting Joints and Bones, 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