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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Test Your Psoriasis IQ | 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

Test Your Psoriasis IQ
 

 

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month and we at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists want to inform our patients about this disease, which can have an impact on your podiatric health. Test your knowledge by checking out these true/false statements:

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease.

TRUE: Psoriasis is a chronic illness that occurs as a result of the immune system sending out a false message that increases the speed and production of skin cells. These cells build up on the surface of the skin forming raised, red patches with a silvery white coating. The patches are often very itchy and can even crack and bleed.

Your feet and toenails can be affected by psoriasis.

TRUE:  Psoriasis can affect any part of the body. On your feet a flare up can result in cracking, blisters and swelling. Up to 50% of patients with psoriasis will notice changes to their nails, which may include: pitting, deformation and discoloration.

Psoriasis is not connected to other conditions.

FALSE: This disease is often associated with several other serious health conditions including heart disease, depression and diabetes.

There is no treatment for psoriasis.

FALSE: There are several types of treatment for psoriasis, depending on the type that you have and the severity of your condition. The first step is to confirm a diagnosis of this disease. If you have a rash on your foot or toes that does not go away after a week of at home care, contact our practice for an appointment with one of our foot and ankle surgeons: Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel.

Psoriasis affects women more often than men.

FALSE: Men and women are affected at equal rates. Psoriasis can also develop at any age but it most often first shows up between the ages of 15 and 35. Even children can have psoriasis.

The cause of psoriasis is unknown.

TRUE: Over 7.5 million Americans are affected by psoriasis and researchers do believe there is a genetic component to the disease but are unsure of how exactly a person contracts psoriasis. Once a person has psoriasis, however, there are certain known triggers that can cause a flare up including: stress, injury, infection and certain medications.

If you are concerned that you may have psoriasis or have noticed other unusual changes in the skin on your feet, contact our Aberdeen office at 732-566-2841 for a consultation today.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Test Your Psoriasis IQ, 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