Foot Specialists Treat Skin Problems On The Feet In Waxahachie, Ennis & Corsicana
Get Expert Treatment For Fungus, Corns, Ingrown toenails, Warts and More
Our highly-experienced podiatrists have the expertise to diagnose and treat a variety of foot and ankle skin conditions in Waxahachie, Corsicana & Ennis, TX. The most common treatments are for corns, calluses, warts, fungus, athlete’s foot, and ingrown toenails. While not dangerous, these types of skin conditions often get worse over time, can be painful, and can return to the affected area if not treated correctly the first time.
Since 1999, Family Foot & Ankle Centers has helped thousands of patients with their skin conditions.
Athlete’s foot, also known as Tinea Pedis, is the most common type of fungal infection of the foot. 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. It presents as dry, scaly, flaky skin that can sometimes be itch and in some cases also cause burning, stinging pain. It is contagious and can easily spread. Common areas people tend to pick it up from include the gyms, shared bathrooms, nails salons etc.
Plantar warts are small lesions that usually appear on the heels or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. Plantar warts are caused by a virus (HPV). The virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottom of your feet.
Although plantar warts aren’t a serious health concern, in some cases it can become painful and if ignored can tend to spread and multiply on the feet. Signs and symptoms of plantar warts include a small, fleshy, rough, lesion on the bottom of your foot, usually the base of the toes and forefoot or the heel. You may see pinpoint dots in the lesion on close examination and can cause pain when pinched from side to side.
The nail borders can get traumatized by wearing tight shoe gear or trauma to the affected toe/nail causing the nail to embed under the nail fold causing inflammation. If not treated, it can then worsen into an infected ingrown toe nail causing severe pain and discomfort.
Thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. They most often develop on the feet and toes. If ignored, it can cause severe pain and the constant pressure can then develop and cause hidden sores underneath the callus.
Foot sores and ulcerations can present in anyone however, it has increased presence in our diabetic population. Studies have shown that about 15-20% of patients with diabetes have at least one diabetic foot ulcer. A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in diabetic patients and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. Studies further show that of those who develop a foot ulcer, about 10% will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer-related complications.
Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States, and approximately about 20% of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will require an amputation. Foot ulceration precedes 85 percent of diabetes-related amputations. With diabetes on the rise, the amount of wound care we do in our practice have also risen exponentially. It is a very serious matter. Although foot ulceration is a common complication of Diabetes, research has shown, that the development of a foot ulcer is preventable with routine diabetic foot evaluations by your podiatrist, getting your feet accommodated in diabetic shoes and avoiding barefoot walking at all costs.
If you or your loved one suffers from any of these conditions, come visit us at one of our conveniently located locations: Family Foot & Ankle Centers in Waxahachie, Corsicana and Ennis, TX.
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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.