Your feet are vulnerable to skin disorders, including athlete’s foot, dry skin, and warts. At Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic in Westminster, Colorado, Katherine Parodi, DPM, and Jacob Stuart, DPM, offer effective care for these problems that compromise your foot health and comfort. Call the office or use this website to book an appointment online if you need treatment for skin disorders on your feet.
Your feet endure a lot of stress every day. They’re frequently exposed to viruses and fungi in showers, pool decks, locker rooms, and on the ground.
Because your feet are closed up in shoes most of the day, you may forget to take care of them, and this neglect can also lead to skin disorders.
Skin disorders of the foot can be unattractive, lead to foot odor, and cause infection. Common foot disorders include:
Plantar warts are common, especially in children. These rough, bumpy growths develop on the bottom of your feet. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus, which you encounter in public showers, pool decks, or locker rooms. These warts are usually harmless but can cause pain when you walk.
The team at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic can offer prescription-strength salicylic acid to destroy these warts or cryotherapy to freeze them off.
Your feet are vulnerable to developing dryness that causes cracking and tightness. Splits in your heel or other dry skin on the foot can be painful and gives viruses and fungi entry into your body to create issues like warts or athlete’s foot.
Good foot care, including a super hydrating moisturizer, can help you keep the skin on your feet soft and supple.
Corns are hard bumps of extra skin that form on the sides of your toes. These corns may develop when your toes rub uncomfortably against shoes. If you have bunions or hammertoe, you’re particularly at risk.
Corns may cause pain and irritation as you walk or stand. You may benefit from protective pads or orthotic inserts that prevent irritation of the corn. The team at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic can safely remove corns without causing complications like infection.
Calluses are large patches of thickened skin that develop when the skin tries to protect itself against friction or pressure. Calluses typically aren’t a medical concern unless they cause you pain. You may not like the look of calluses on your feet.
You may find relief from painful calluses with heel inserts. The team at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic may trim the skin of bothersome calluses or offer medicated pads to help soften the toughened skin.
Between three percent and 15% of the population has athlete’s foot, an itchy, painful fungal infection that usually starts between your toes. You pick up athlete’s foot in warm, moist environments. It’s highly contagious and especially prevalent in public showers, locker rooms, or pools.
Athlete’s foot can usually be cured with good foot hygiene and over-the-counter antifungals. If you have a persistent infection, the team at Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic can offer prescription antifungals to wipe it out.
If you’re bothered by skin disorders on your feet, reach out to the Pinnacle Foot and Ankle Clinic to set up an appointment. Call the office today or use this website to schedule.