Waxahachie Podiatrist For All Foot Skin Problems, Including Ingrown Toenails, Rashes, Fungus and Corns
Family Foot & Ankle Centers Award-Winning Foot Specialists Can Treat All Skin Problems of the Feet
Our experienced Waxahachie podiatrists can diagnose and treat a variety of foot and ankle skin conditions. Come visit us at Family Foot & Ankle Centers conveniently located in the heart of Waxahachie, TX.
Common skin conditions seen on the foot and ankle are corns, warts, calluses, athlete’s foot, ingrown toenails. While not dangerous, if ignored, these types of skin conditions can worsen over time, and become extremely painful.
We can diagnose and treat skin conditions such as:
- Athlete’s foot
- Ingrown toenails
- Cracked or dry skin
- Wounds or sores
- Discolored skin
Foot fungus is one of those topics that no one ever wants to talk about. But it’s important to know about the different types of foot fungus so you can identify whether you are dealing with a case of fungus.
Athlete’s foot, also known as Tinea Pedis, is the most common type of foot fungus. People who live in warm, humid climates are at a higher risk for developing athlete’s foot because fungus can easily penetrate damp and soft skin. All that needs to happen to develop athlete’s foot is coming in contact with a contaminated surface. Some common places where this fungus breeds include:
- Dorm bathrooms
To prevent athlete’s foot, keep your feet protected in these areas by wearing sandals, keep them dry, and be sure to clean them often. Here are a few different types of athlete’s foot to watch out for.
- Toe Web Infection type– A toe web infection exists on the web part between your toes. If you feel a burning sensation or notice red, peeling skin between the toes, it might be a toe web infection. You may also notice a rash or a smelly discharge, along with green-colored skin in that area.
- Moccasin type– Moccasin infections cover the sole of your foot, and may even spread along your heel and the side of your foot. The first symptoms you’ll notice include sore, dry skin. Over time, this skin will peel or thicken and crack. If it’s left untreated, it can spread to your toenails and cause a bad toenail infection, causing cracks or even the loss of nails.
- Vesicular type– Vesicular infections refer to blisters on your feet that can appear on the bottom of your feet or between your toes. The main concern with a vesicular infection is if the blisters pop, bacteria can easily get into the exposed skin and lead to a bacterial infection.
- Ulcerative type– Feet can develop ulcers, which makes them vulnerable to bacteria getting onto the exposed skin. With this type of infection, you might notice a discharge in addition to the ulcers, as well as skin inflammation. It’s important to see a doctor right away as not only can this infection be very painful, but it can easily lead to a bacterial infection.
Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, refers to a slow-growing fungus that lives underneath the toenail. Here are some of the common symptoms you’ll experience with this type of fungus:
- Toenail discoloration
- Thickening of the nail
- Cracks in the nail
- Toenails falling off
Toenail fungus is often caused by untreated athlete’s foot, which is why it’s so important to get any foot fungus infection treated right away.
If you experience or notice early signs of any of these conditions, we urge you to give our Waxahachie office a call today. The quicker we take care of it, the faster your foot or ankle will heal.
Experience Our Award-Winning Care for Skin Conditions in Waxahachie, TX, Today!
To learn more about skin conditions and our available treatments, schedule an appointment today by calling us at 972-597-4132 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. We offer same-day appointments and have bilingual Spanish-speaking professionals on staff for your convenience. During your appointment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Call today – we can’t wait to help you live your life pain-free!
As one of the premier podiatry centers in Waxahachie, TX, our doctors and team at Family Foot & Ankle Centers also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Corsicana, Ennis & Mexia, TX, and surrounding areas.