Skin problems

Although not as specialized in skin problems as dermatologists, your podiatrist has the knowledge necessary to recognize skin ailments that may affect your feet, and can perform diagnostic procedures and prescribe topical treatments. Skin problems such as corns and calluses, plantar warts and skin cracks caused by psoriasis can be very painful and greatly limit your daily activities. Whatever the skin problem affecting your feet, your podiatrist will be able to help you to better understand and treat it.

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Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis)

Trichophyton fungi are what causes an athlete's foot - a dermatological infection. This foot fungus thrives in the spaces between the toes, where moisture tends to build up. The fungus that causes athlete's foot is very infectious and may be found in locations like locker rooms and public swimming pools. Athlete's foot is a difficult…

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Diabetic foot

Diabetic foot develops as a result of the neuropathy that comes with poorly managed diabetes. When blood sugar levels are excessively high for an extended length of time, it impairs a person's neurological system. The injury results in a lack of sensation in the lower limbs, among other things. Peripheral neuropathy is the medical term…

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Heel cracks

The heel is crucial for maintaining bodily equilibrium and it is exposed to extremely high pressure in order to complete this process. The skin of the heel is normally not subjected to excessive pressure when the body is correctly balanced. However, in certain situations, the skin on this region of the foot isn't properly stressed,…

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Diabetic foot ulcer

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the body's essential organs, epidermis, and musculoskeletal components. As a result, poorly regulated blood glucose levels frequently result in the development of a plantar lesion that is diagnosed as a diabetic foot ulcer. Although ulcers are a common consequence of diabetes, they can be avoided. Here are the…

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Raynaud’s disease

Raynaud's disease is an arterial illness that affects the feet and hands' tiny arteries. When the body gets chilly, this two-stage condition causes blood vessels to constrict more aggressively, resulting in numbness in the extremities. Raynaud's syndrome isn't usually excruciatingly unpleasant. It can, however, lead to severe repercussions if not handled effectively. The disease is…

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Foot blisters

Blisters are a watery lesion that occurs when the skin of the foot is exposed to friction or irritating pressure. While it is common knowledge that wearing new shoes causes blisters, other factors can also influence the development of blisters. Let's learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for persistent foot blisters. When a blister…

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Leg disorders caused by venous insufficiency

Bad blood flow from the lower limbs to the heart is the result of venous insufficiency in the legs. Such a circulatory condition may be dangerous to one's well being if not treated properly, and it may also become chronic. Venous insufficiency causes major functional complications even though it is not painful at first. Knowing…

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Plantar fissures

Plantar fissures appear mainly on the heel and forefoot. They occur as a result of pressure on the soles of the feet.  Thus, it is not altogether wrong to associate plantar fissures with other dermatological foot problems like corns and calluses.  Nevertheless, plantar fissures can be distinguished from these dermatoses, particularly by the locations where…

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Plantar warts

A plantar wart is a skin lesion that is caused by a viral infection. It can remain dormant for years or grow and spread quickly. This skin infection is also contagious for yourself and for those around you. These lesions are caused by the HPV or human papilloma virus. However, although it may be a…

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Corns, calluses and severe corns

Corns, calluses and severe corns are formations of dead flesh under the feet. They can be embarrassing for people when they walk or exercise. Often, people with delicate feet tend to suffer more. However, this foot problem is easily treated. It is common for an individual to develop skin problems. However, it is important to…

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