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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Why Does the Podiatrist Want to Know That?! | 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

Why Does the Podiatrist Want to Know That?!
 

At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we find that patients are sometimes surprised at the questions our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin or Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, ask when conducting a podiatric exam. Often, patients come in with foot pain due to a chronic foot disorder or a recent injury. When the source of the foot pain is not so obvious, however, our foot and ankle surgeons have to dig deeper to find out the reason for the discomfort. In addition to doing a complete foot and ankle examination and also getting your medical history, the podiatrist will want information about other aspects of your life that may lead to the source of your foot pain.

Below are some questions the foot doctor may ask and why:

“Do you wear those shoes often?”

No, the foot doctor isn’t interested in borrowing your high heeled shoes with the pointy toes, but she may look at your shoes to check the wear pattern for clues to biomechanical foot problems. Also, if your shoes have a very narrow toe box or high heels and these are typical of the shoes you wear daily, it may mean your foot pain is caused by an inflamed nerve or a protective callus. These types of shoes squeeze your toes and can lead to a host of foot problems.

“Have you gained any weight recently?”

Why, do my pants look tight? The question has nothing to do with your appearance. Sometimes even a slight and unnoticeable addition of a few pounds can be the cause of unexplained foot discomfort. Your feet receive the force of 2 to 3 times the weight of your entire body when you walk and up to 5 times the weight of your body when your run. That means even a couple of pounds could be applying painful pressure to your feet.

“Did you hurt your hip?”

My hip? I came into the office because my foot hurts! When the source of foot pain is not readily apparent, the foot doctor may look to an injury further up your body. Injuries to the knees, hips or even your back may have caused you to alter the way you walk to help relieve pain from the injury in another part of your lower body. This in turn can cause inflammation and soreness in your feet.

“What activities do you like to do in your leisure time?”

Different physical activities call for different movements and place strain on different areas of your feet. If you dance or play soccer it may explain heel pain, for example; running hills or stair climbing could cause Achilles tendonitis.

Once the foot doctor finds out what is causing your pain, the proper treatment solution can be determined. Don’t wait—make an appointment at our Aberdeen office by calling 732-566-2841 and get relief from foot pain.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Why Does the Podiatrist Want to Know That?!, 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