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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Senior Feet Give Warning Signs of Health Issues | 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

Senior Feet Give Warning Signs of Health Issues
 

As we get older our feet, like the rest of our body, start to experience signs of aging. They can also serve as an early warning system for several medical conditions that affect the entire body. Oftentimes, problems with the feet are the first indicators of these medical conditions. If caught early, they can be treated promptly and sometimes this will help avoid more debilitating problems down the road. That’s why it’s important if you notice changes in your feet to bring them to our attention at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists.

Below are some disorders that may first show signs in your feet:

Peripheral Arterial Disease—When blood flow in the arteries of your leg is restricted due to narrowing caused by plaque buildup on the walls of the arteries, this is peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The first signs of this in your legs and feet include: leg pain and cramps while walking or when lying down, weakness or numbness, changes in skin or toenail color, your legs or feet frequently feel cold, loss of hair on feet and legs and sores that don’t heal. Because blood has to travel the furthest to your toes from the heart, PAD and other circulatory disorders often first show signs in the feet.

Diabetes—One of the early warning signs of diabetes is a tingling or burning sensation in the feet (or hands). This is symptomatic of the beginning of neuropathy or nerve damage associated with this disease. Sores or wounds that are slow to heal are also common with diabetes and particularly dangerous in the feet because impeded circulation prevents oxygen rich blood to reach the feet which aids in healing.

ArthritisOsteoarthritis, the most common form of this disease, is also known as “wear and tear” arthritis because it occurs as a result of a natural breakdown of cartilage and the linings of the joints that happens from years of use. Since the feet each contain 33 joints and they bear the weight of the entire body, they are a primary target for osteoarthritis.

If you notice any of the above symptoms or any other changes in your feet, make an appointment at our Aberdeen office to see one of our foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel. These experienced foot doctors will be able to diagnose your condition and will also know whether your symptoms require further evaluation by other health care professionals.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Senior Feet Give Warning Signs of Health Issues, 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