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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Self Exams: Small Investment With Big Payoff | 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

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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Self Exams: Small Investment With Big Payoff | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we feel feet are often taken for granted. Patients readily agree to monthly breast exams and skin checks but when it comes to our feet, most people don’t spend much time looking them over. Taking a few minutes to examine your feet on a regular basis can help prevent many foot conditions and also to detect foot problems in their earliest stages when they are most easily treated. Follow these simple steps to check your feet and make this a regular health care habit:

  • What’s different? One advantage of doing regular foot checks is you’ll become familiar with the appearance of your feet. Stand with your two feet together and look down at them. Is there anything unusual about the shape of your feet? Are your toes all straight and none are drifting out of place that may indicate a bunion or other toe deformity? Do you notice any swelling? Are there any lumps, bumps or protrusions that weren’t there the last time you checked?
  • Check skin and nails. Do you see any bruising or discoloration? Look for any moles or freckles that have irregular borders, are larger in diameter than a pencil eraser or have grown in size. Don’t forget to look between your toes as well. Redness, itchy, dry or flaking skin can be the start of athlete’s foot. Are your nails crumbly or discolored? Do they appear thick or loose?
  • Can you feel this? Take a pencil eraser and run it over the tops, bottoms and sides of your feet. The level of sensation should be the same throughout your foot. Do you notice any tingling or numbness anywhere in your feet?
  • How’s your balance? Can you stand on one foot with your hands held out to the side and your eyes closed for at least 7-10 seconds?
  • Does it hurt? Pain in any form—burning, stabbing, aching or soreness—is not normal. If you are in pain consistently for more than a few days this likely indicates a problem.

 

If you notice anything unusual when conducting your foot self-exam, contact our Aberdeen office for an appointment by calling: 732-566-2841. Our podiatrists, Christopher J. Mullin, DPM, Jessica A. Addeo, DPM and Rajan Patel, DPM will want to examine your feet and determine if you have a podiatric problem that needs treatment.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Self Exams: Small Investment With Big Payoff, 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