Staying healthy and keeping fit is important when it comes to taking care of yourself. Making sure that you visit your doctor for annual checkups, exams and when you experience any strange symptoms or signs of discomfort can help you do this. When you experience burning, itching or general discomfort, it can certainly distract you from everyday life or going about your day comfortably. If you experience any of these symptoms on your toes and feet, then you very well may have athlete’s foot and we here at Desert Foot Surgeons can provide you with the athlete’s foot treatment you need right here in Phoenix.
Athlete’s foot is a common ailment but it should not be ignored. If left untreated, athlete’s foot can actually spread to other parts of your body and cause further issues and complications. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that is most often found between the toes. Most commonly, athlete’s foot is caused by wearing tight, constricting shoes and socks for extended or long periods of time. Doing so does not allow your feet to breathe properly, often letting the skin of your feet soak in its own sweat. This condition can be contagious and can be spread by way of contaminated floors, towels, shoes or socks. This fungal infection is also closely related to other fungal conditions like ringworm and jock itch. Some of the condition’s symptoms include itching, especially the time immediately after removing shoes and socks, burning or scaling of the skin along with redness or even dryness. If you have any of these symptoms, then our team here at Desert Foot Surgeons can provide you with the athlete’s foot treatment that you need right here in Phoenix.
Some cases of athlete’s foot can be treated with over the counter products, but can come back often for some patients. While topical ointments and salves can be used to treat the condition, prescription strength medication is available here if you need it at Desert Foot Surgeons. Depending on your exact case, our foot doctors here in Phoenix will do all that they can to provide you with the athlete’s foot care you need today.