Athlete's Foot

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Have you ever experienced athlete’s foot before? This common condition is contracted in damp communal areas such as public pools, locker rooms, or showers. Athlete’s foot is a highly contagious and persistent ailment caused by fungal growth on the feet. It most commonly affects the area between the toes. We at Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC in New Jersey understand that things happen no matter how much we try to protect our feet from complications. Your experienced podiatrists, Drs. Killian and Chandrani, will work with you on a treatment plan to get rid of your athlete’s foot. 

Athlete’s foot first appears as an itchy red rash, typically beginning between the fourth and fifth toe. If left untreated, the skin will become sensitive to the touch and progress into white, peeling skin. It’s vital to treat athlete’s foot at the first sign of infection, as the body can become vulnerable to other bacterial infections when large cracks occur in the skin.

In addition to public spaces, this fungal infection can also be transmitted to other parts of the body through bedding and clothes. Patients with serious cases of athlete’s foot may develop a rash that covers the sole of the foot, known as “moccasin foot.” This manifestation of athlete’s foot creates extremely scaly, thick, and rough skin on the bottom of the foot.

Don’t wait to seek out treatment for your athlete’s foot. Please contact our office even if you are unsure, we will diagnose your condition and get you started on a treatment plan. Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC is located at two New Jersey locations for your convenience. You can find our Mercerville office at 2103 Mercerville-Whitehorse Rd and our Toms River office at 202 Rte 37 W, Suite 4. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit newjerseyfoot.com, call our Mercerville office at 609-585-3200, or call our Toms River office at 732-557-4266.

Author
Frank J. Killian, DPM FACFAS Owner, Mercer Ocean Podiatry Board Certified American Board of Podiatric Surgery Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons

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