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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Winter Foot Health Tips | 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

Winter Foot Health Tips
 

Each season presents its own health challenges for your feet and at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care we want our patients to be pro-active in avoiding podiatric conditions and foot and ankle injuries this winter.

Below are some common winter foot problems and how to avoid them:

Sprains and Fractures

Sleet, ice and snow can make for slippery conditions. Add to this the mile-long to-do list and the hurrying from one event to the next and you have the perfect recipe for slips and falls which can result in sprained ankles and fractured foot bones. Prevent winter spills by:

·Wearing the appropriate shoes for the weather. Low heels and a slip-resistant tread are essential. If you’ve got a dressy holiday gathering to attend, pack your heels and put them on when you arrive at your destination.

·Pay attention and pick your path. Be wary of dark patches of pavement that might have iced over, curbs that are covered in snow and slippery lobbies. Before getting out of your car after a snow storm, look at where you are headed and choose the best cleared path to get there.

·Don’t carry so many packages that your view is obstructed or that you lose your balance.

Avoiding Fungal Infections

Fungal infections are spread by direct contact. The salon you go to for a glitzy pedicure may give you more than you bargained for if the proper sanitizing procedures are not followed for tools and foot baths. If the salon seems unclean or you don’t see a license from the state cosmetology or health department displayed, don’t stay.

Another cause of athlete’s foot and other infections in the winter months is damp feet being stuck in closed in shoes for hours on end. Whether your feet get wet from a slush puddle or are sweating due to an overheated office or mall, change your socks as soon as you notice that they feel damp. It’s a good idea to rotate your shoes and boots as well and avoid wearing the same pair two days in a row.

Getting Prompt Help for Foot Pain

It’s not unusual for our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo to see patients in January with foot problems that started in December, which are now much worse and more difficult to treat. Don’t put off getting foot pain evaluated. Yes, it’s a busy time of the year, but your feet need to be a priority if you want to make it all the way through and be able to enjoy all that the season has to offer. If you are experiencing foot discomfort, contact our Aberdeen office for an appointment today by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Winter Foot Health Tips, 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