Auteur: Podiatre Montreal
Skin pathologies can occur anywhere on your body, including your feet.
When thinking about skin problems, it is usually the face or torso that comes to mind. However, wherever there is skin, there is the possibility that problems can occur, including on your feet. Some foot skin conditions are cosmetic in nature and even if they look bad, they are not always serious. Some conditions may be less visible, but much more painful and uncomfortable than other unsightly conditions.
When seeking treatment for a foot skin condition, it is important to keep your feet clean and healthy, relieve your pain and prevent the condition from getting worse. At Montreal’s Podiatric Clinic, we treat a wide variety of foot skin conditions. No matter what is happening with your skin, you don’t have to be embarrassed, call us if you want help for these different skin conditions:
- Athlete’s foot is highly contagious. It can be difficult to treat. It can dry the skin and cause itching and cracks.
- Blisters are caused by friction, burns, extreme cold or disease and damage the skin causing a lot of discomfort.
- Calluses are thickened areas of skin on the foot that can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Calluses are often accompanied by dry, scaly skin.
- Corns are also thickened areas of skin on the feet, but they are smaller and usually form on or between the toes. Like calluses, corns should not be treated at home and require the care of a Podiatrist.
- Cracked heels are also very unattractive, especially in the summer months when you show your feet.
- Smelly or sweaty feet can usually be treated at home with a simple self-treatment program and are generally more annoying than serious.
- Warts are caused by a virus and can be especially painful when they appear on your feet, especially on the soles of your feet.