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By Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC
September 07, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Tinea Pedis   Athlete's Foot  

It’s always nice to hit the pool or gym to exercise and get into shape. Most of us go to the locker room later on and hit the showers, and then continue with our day. However, those who have bare feet in the locker room or by the pool are prone to a virus that can cause athlete's foot, a fungal infection of the feet. Athlete's foot, also called tinea pedis, has existed for centuries. The first actual report of the condition occurred in 1908. It is a very rare infection, but does sometimes occur. Athlete's foot refers to a fungal infection in the soles of the feet. Almost everyone carries the virus and is exposed to it, but why some people actually develop symptoms is unknown.

Symptoms

  • White scaly skin
  • Itching of the bottom of the foot and in-between the toes
  • Red skin
  • Watery discharge
  • Lesion
  • Inflammation
  • Cracked skin

Prognosis

Those who suffer from athlete's foot have a good outcome if their condition is treated properly. Reinfection can occur easily if they are re-exposed to the fungus. Old shoes are usually a breeding ground for the disease. It is important to throw out all contaminated shoes and spray anti-fungal powder in any new shoes before wearing them.

Treatment

  • Anti-fungal medication
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Cool compresses

Tinea Pedis can be treated relatively easily by a podiatrist. In order to prevent further flare ups or contracting the fungus all together, be sure to wear protective footwear when at the gym or by the pool. The fungus thrives in areas that are damp, warm, and moist. Use cotton socks and anti-fungal powder in your shoes to further assist yourself in preventing the disease.

Do you have dry, scaly patches appearing on the bottoms of your feet? Do you think your feet are looking as scaly as the dragons in Game of Thrones? Then it is time to call Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC in Chandler, Arizona right away. Dr. Alan J. Discont and Dr. Krahn can examine, diagnose, and treat your athlete's foot in a professional manner. Call 480-732-0033 or make an appointment online today. We care about your feet!

 

Lindsay Lohan’s Secret ShameThe National Inquirerclaims that Lindsay Lohan has been contending with athlete’s foot. The Inquirer’s sources believe that the fungal condition is behind Lohan’s struggle with bad smelling feet that has affected her for years.

“Lilo’s horrified by her athlete’s foot,” one of the actress’ friends has stated. “She has no idea where she caught it because she’s always so careful in communal bathrooms and spas. But she’s suffered smelly feet ever since she was a teenager, and it’s been a hugely embarrassing cross to bear.” Lohan will be the subject of an Oprah Winfrey network 8-part documentary on drug use and rehabilitation.

Athlete’s foot can cause both physical and emotional discomfort. If you have athlete’s foot, see podiatrist Dr. Alan J. Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC. Dr. Discont can treat all your foot and ankle conditions.   

What is Athlete’s Foot?

If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and it often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools. This condition can also be prevalent in "commons" areas in prisons and residential care facilities.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Exfoliate
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal product
- Examine feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts are present.

What is Tinea?

- Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
- Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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Athlete's FootAthlete’s foot is a bother and not something that is an enjoyable thing to endure. According to Angie Ferguson an exercise physiologist from Fort Myers, if you are a resident of a warm location like Florida, California, or Arizona to name a few, you might be more prone to developing athlete’s foot than that of someone living in a slightly cooler location.

Once you develop athlete’s foot, the fungus tends to travel from the third toe to the fourth and fifth one. Athlete’s foot is most commonly contracted on bare floors such as locker rooms, pool decks, public showers, or any sort of changing rooms. If you do become infected with the condition, it can easily be treated with over the counter medication.

Anyone is susceptible in attaining Athlete’s foot, but can be easily avoided following the right preventative care and treatment. A podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry Center will be able to determine your condition and follow the appropriate treatment options for foot care needs.

What is Athlete’s Foot?

If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and it often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools. This condition can also be prevalent in "commons" areas in prisons and residential care facilities.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Exfoliate
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal product
- Examine feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts are present.

What is Tinea?

- Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
- Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.

If you have any questions, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

To learn more about Athlete’s foot follow this link.