Expert Care For Foot Skin Conditionsby our Annapolis,MD Podiatrists
THINK IT’S SKIN CANCER?
Have you noticed a growth or a discoloration on your foot or ankle?
Has this growth changed shape or color recently?
In either case you should come in for an evaluation to let us determine if these conditions warrant treatment. We see these conditions every day in our practice and we are equipped to diagnose and treat these conditions quickly and effectively.
Don't put yourself at risk by ignoring these signs. Schedule a consultation so that we can safeguard you against the cancers and complications that could develop.
WARTS (Plantar Warts)
Foot Warts (Plantar Warts) are a common foot condition that we treat in our practice. If you have one or more growths on the bottom of your foot that may or may not be painful, chances are it's a plantar wart.
Plantar Warts are caused by a virus. You may notice little black dots in the wart. People sometimes think these dots are splinters. They are actually the blood vessels that nourish the wart. You can get viral warts anywhere you walk barefoot, such as the local pool, karate studio, dance studio, locker room or even from a pedicure salon.
There are several treatments for plantar warts; including topical immunotherapy. The type of treatment received depends upon the patient's needs. Plantar warts can spread easily. If you think you have one or more plantar warts, come in immediately to have them removed before they multiply.
Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection affecting the web of skin between the toes and the soles of the foot.
Symptoms typically include itching, burning, pain and scaling. People pick up these fungal infections when walking barefoot on contaminated floors and object.
Since Athlete's Foot is very contagious, it can even be passed from person to person. Although Athlete's foot can be treated with anti-fungal medications, you should always try to keep your feet dry, wear cotton socks and "breathable shoes".
If you think you have athlete's feet, come in for treatment and we'll help you feel better in no time.