You don’t necessarily have to be a star athlete, or any athlete for that matter to have a case of athlete’s foot. Phoenix athlete’s foot can happen to anyone. Dr. Stephen Geller, DPM has been treating athlete’s foot and other diseases and injuries of the foot and ankle in the Phoenix area. He believes that each patient should have the information needed to make good choices about their foot and ankle care no matter what the problem. Dr. Geller and his staff endeavor to educate each patient in the causes of their pain and treatment options. Their goal is to provide the highest quality care possible.
In the case of Phoenix athlete’s foot our practice is always ready to help sufferers relieve the discomfort, itch and burn associated with the disorder. Athlete’s foot is a common infection of the foot. The symptoms include red, cracked skin and water-filled blisters on the bottom of the feet or between the toes that can itch and burn. The infection can spread to the toenails leaving them thickened and discolored. Because athlete’s foot is contagious it was historically associated with locker room floors and showers, but can clearly be transmitted on any surface. If untreated the infection can sometimes lead to a secondary bacterial infection. This is particularly a concern for patients also suffering from diabetes and circulatory conditions. Our doctor’s primary treatment for athlete’s foot is to identify and remove the offending material, which is followed by medicating of the skin to alleviate the inflammation, reduce the rash, blisters and any infected toenails.
Treatment for Phoenix athlete’s foot not only relieves the patient’s suffering but also help prevents the infection’s spread to the rest of the family, or the team if the patient does actually happen to be an athlete. Left untreated those around the patient have a high probability of becoming exposed to the disorder. Don’t suffer or wait to see if the condition goes away on its own, you owe it to your feet and your family’s feet to come in and begin treatment for athlete’s foot today.