Skin conditions affecting your feet are more than just unattractive: they can cause discomfort, pain, and even unpleasant odors. At Permian Basin Foot and Ankle in Odessa, Midland, and Pecos, Texas, expert podiatrists Justin Brown, DPM, Joseph Morgan, DPM, and their team specialize in diagnosing and treating skin conditions like athlete’s foot, plantar warts, and more. If you have symptoms of a skin condition on one or both of your feet, call your nearest Permian Basin Foot and Ankle location for an appointment or book a visit online today.
Just like the skin on the rest of your body, the skin on your feet is prone to certain skin conditions that can be uncomfortable, unattractive, or even foul-smelling. They can cause embarrassment and shame, even if they’re usually easy to hide. A few common skin conditions that can affect your feet are:
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that can affect the skin on your feet. It’s common because your shoes can create a warm, damp environment where fungus thrives.
Corns and calluses develop when the skin on your feet thickens because of pressure or friction on certain areas of skin.
Warts are viral infections that commonly develop on your feet and toes. They appear as small, fleshy growths that vary in color.
The many skin conditions that can affect your feet have a wide range of signs and symptoms. If you notice any changes in the skin on your feet, you should report them to your primary care provider or book an appointment directly at Permian Basin Foot and Ankle. Some possible signs and symptoms are:
The team at Permian Basin Foot and Ankle examines your feet and asks when your symptoms started. Some skin conditions affecting your feet, like plantar warts, are contagious. If you have them, you should be careful to avoid going barefoot in public places like pools and locker rooms.
The team at Permian Basin Foot and Ankle creates a treatment plan for you based on the type of skin condition affecting your feet. If you have athlete’s foot or another fungal infection, they might recommend antifungal medications. They tell you how to use your antifungal medication to clear the infection. Often, these medications come in the form of creams or other topical products.
If you have a plantar wart, your treatment might include salicylic acid to remove the wart, a laser treatment, or minor surgery. The team chooses your treatment based on the size and severity of your wart.
For corns and calluses, treatment might involve removing them with a sterile scalpel, medications, or specialized shoe inserts to stop their growth.
For more information about skin conditions affecting the feet, call Permian Basin Foot and Ankle or book an appointment online today.