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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen What’s in Your Shoe Closet? | 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.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

What’s in Your Shoe Closet?
 

On August 17th, we’ll be celebrating “I Love My Feet Day” and here at Central Jersey Ankle and Foot Care Specialists we think that is the perfect opportunity to take inventory of your shoe closet. Your shoes are one of the single biggest factors in the cause and prevention of many foot, toe and ankle disorders. Wearing supportive, well-made and properly fitting shoes is an excellent way to be proactive in the care of your feet. So show your feet you care and ask yourself these questions as you sort through your shoes:

Do these still fit?Did you know that studies show up to 90% of people are wearing shoes that are too small for their feet? Shoe size tends to increase as you age. You may be so used to wearing shoes that are too tight that it feels normal to you. Get your feet professionally measured and buy a pair of shoes in the correct size. Compare how it feels to those in your closet and toss away shoes that are too small.

Are these shoes too worn to keep?Yes, we all have our favorite boat shoes, ballet slippers, etc. But comfy shoes that we wear all the time will eventually get stretched out and the stitching will begin to deteriorate. When this happens, you are much more likely to trip and fall. Loose stitching can rub on the skin of your feet and create blisters. Support for your ankle and arch diminish, leaving them vulnerable to injury and chronic conditions such as flat feet, plantar fasciitis and ankle sprains. Say goodbye and find a new favorite pair.

Why do I keep wearing them?Ok, now the hard question—those spiky heels with the pointy toes that you love so much—is it worth the damage they are doing to your feet? Spending long hours in this type of footwear forces your toes together increasing the chances of bunions, hammertoes and ingrown toenails. They also put an extreme amount of pressure on your forefoot. If you know they hurt your feet, get rid of them.

Do my fitness shoes match my current exercise routine?If you’ve stopped playing tennis and walk for exercise now, chances are you need a new fitness shoe. Sports shoes are designed specifically for the types of foot movement your foot does during an exercise activity.

Our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin or Dr. Jessica A. Addeo can make recommendations for footwear designs that will suit your individual foot and accommodate any chronic conditions you are dealing with. For more information, contact our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing What’s in Your Shoe Closet?, 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