South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers
Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Royal Palm Beach, FL & Lake Worth, FL
Skin conditions can cause several painful and unsightly symptoms with your feet. The specialists at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers have extensive experience identifying and treating a wide range of skin conditions. Located in Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, and Belle Glade, Florida, the team offers conservative care using some of the latest treatment methods. To speak with a podiatrist about your skin condition, call or book your appointment online today.
Skin Conditions Q & A
What are the different types of skin conditions?
At South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers, the team specializes in safe and effective treatment for many skin conditions, including:
Athlete's foot is a common condition that causes symptoms like itching, burning, and flaky feet. Athlete’s foot is an infection caused by a fungus that thrives in moist, humid environments.
Because the condition is highly contagious, many people contract athlete’s foot by walking barefoot in communal bathrooms, gyms, and swimming pools. Although athlete’s foot isn't usually a serious condition, it is hard to treat, and the fungus commonly recurs.
Similar to athlete’s foot, warts are a type of viral infection caused by a particular strain of HPV. This virus also thrives in warm, humid environments and can enter the feet through cuts or scrapes in the skin.
Warts look like small, fleshy growths that sometimes have tiny black pinpoints. Although warts can develop anywhere, they commonly occur on the bottoms of your feet (plantar warts). Unlike common warts, plantar warts experience a lot of pressure which can cause pain and difficulty walking.
It’s important to note that a lack of hygiene doesn’t always cause foot odor.
For some people, no matter how much they shower or clean their feet, the odor returns. In these cases, sweat causes foot odor as it gets trapped in your socks and shoes. This moist environment breeds bacteria and causes the unfortunate foot odor.
Excessive sweating is the primary contributor to persistent foot odor.
The team also has extensive experience treating common conditions like:
- Corns and calluses
- Heel fissures
- Varicose & Spider Veins
- Dry skin
If you have any of these skin problems, it’s important to speak with an experienced podiatrist. Without treatment, your condition may continue to worsen, leading to further complications with your foot health.
How are skin conditions diagnosed?
In most cases, your podiatrist can diagnose your skin condition through a physical examination. Depending on your issue, your podiatrist may take a sample for lab testing.
The specialists at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers have extensive experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of skin conditions, so you can rest assured they’ll find the right solution for you.
What treatments are available for my skin condition?
Treatment depends on the nature of your condition. South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers offers several options, including:
- Topical creams
- Antifungal nail polish
The team also offers advanced treatments like laser toenail fungus treatment. During your appointment, your podiatrist works with you to determine the most effective treatment for our condition.
To schedule your visit, call one of the offices or book your appointment online today.
Plantar Fasciitismore info
Toenail Fungusmore info
Flat Feetmore info
Achilles Tendonitismore info
Sports Injuriesmore info
Heel Painmore info
Foot and Ankle Painmore info
Ingrown Nailsmore info
Sprains and Strainsmore info
Abnormal Gaitmore info
Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exammore info
Skin Conditionsmore info
Foot Ulcersmore info