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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Taking Care of the Bones in Your Feet | 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

Taking Care of the Bones in Your Feet
 

Did you know that nearly a quarter of the bones in your whole body are found in your feet? These bones are crucial to carrying the weight of your body and performing daily activities. Osteoporosis is a disease that threatens the strength of your bones. When your body begins to lose bone mass or your body fails to produce enough new bone, those are the characteristic symptoms of osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that approximately 54 million people in the United States have osteoporosis; one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.

For our patients at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care being proactive about bone health is something we feel strongly about. May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month—know your risk factors:

Medications—there are many medicines that can cause bone loss, especially if you take them for long periods of time. These include: certain steroids (prednisone, cortisone), chemotherapy drugs, some anti-seizure medicines, heparin, lithium, Prozac and Prilosec, among others.

Diseases—bone loss can occur as a result of certain diseases and medical conditions such as: rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, breast and prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and others.

Genetics—osteoporosis risk increases if other family members or relatives have osteoporosis.

Race and ethnicity—Women are more likely than men to get osteoporosis and white and Asian women are more prone to the disease than women of other ethnic backgrounds.

Prevention

 You can take steps to increase bone strength and lessen your chances of getting osteoporosis:

  •  Increase your calcium intake by adding more yogurt, cheese, milk and other dairy products to your diet
  • Make weight bearing exercise part of your regular fitness routine
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Don’t smoke

 

If you have unexplained pain in your foot, make an appointment at our Aberdeen office to see one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullins, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel. Stress fractures, which often have pain that comes and goes without an obvious injury, can be a sign of osteoporosis.

Talk to the foot doctor about your risk factors and what you can do to insure healthy bones for years to come.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Taking Care of the Bones in Your Feet, 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