Some of the most common ailments that we treat are with the nails or skin on your feet. Fungus, warts, athlete’s foot, foot ulcers, and other types of nail or skin problems can occur anywhere on your foot. When they do, they cannot be ignored.
The Risks of Nail or Skin Problems on Your Feet
Nail and skin problems cause more than just a little bit of embarrassment. If not treated, they could lead to a painful infection. Your favorite activities will come to a halt as you try to tame or eliminate these problems.
If you notice or are concerned with any of the following problems, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our Massapequa podiatrist, Dr. Gasparini.
Athlete’s foot (or tinea pedis) is a fungal infection caused by the same fungus responsible for ringworm or jock itch. It’s highly contagious and easily spread in locker rooms or by shared socks and shoes. Sometimes, foot powder or cream will alleviate athlete’s foot. If it doesn’t, there are other prescriptions that you can use to help with the problem.
Calluses and Corns
When you walk, run, or move repeatedly putting pressure and friction on one area of your foot, a callus might form. The skin around each friction point on your foot will start to harden. When this happens on your toes, the callused spots are called corns. In some severe cases, this can lead to pain and soreness. We offer comfortable removal of your calluses and corns so you can get soft, healthy feet again.
Fungal toenails are unsightly. The fungus causes your nails to become discolored, thick, and brittle. Athlete’s foot often causes fungal toenails, but there are other ways you can get a fungal toenail infection, too. No matter how your fungal toenails started, it’s important that you put a stop to the damage before it worsens. Let Dr. Gasparini look at your feet and offer you the right treatment solution for your needs.
Your toenail might become ingrown if it grows in sideways. This happens from cutting your toenails too short or from shoes that pinch your toes. If not treated, your nail could become infected and extremely painful. Treat your toenails by soaking your feet in warm water to help reduce swelling. Dry them and try to lift the curled down edge of the nail to help it grow straight again. If that does not work, visit Dr. Gasparini for pain-free treatment.
Warts are often mistaken for calluses because they have hard, white edges. You can tell the difference between the two because warts will have a black dot in the middle. Warts are highly contagious and require treatment. Without treatment, the warts could spread or worsen, causing you significant pain. As soon as you notice that you have (or might have) plantar warts, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gasparini for help.
Don’t Let Skin and Nail Problems Worsen
Don’t let embarrassment or fear stop you from getting the treatment you need. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Gasparini and put an end to unsightly and potentially painful skin or nail problems in your feet.
Call 844-899-8658 today to learn more.