West Des Moines Podiatrist | West Des Moines Athlete's Foot | IA | The Foot Center, PLC |

The Foot Center, PLC

2600 University Avenue #206

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266-1462

Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

(515) 223-6214

Athlete's Foot

 

Typically contracted in damp communal places such as public pools, locker rooms or showers, athlete’s foot is a highly contagious, persistent ailment caused by fungal growth on the feet. It can be located any area of the foot but the most commonly affected area is between the toes.

Athlete’s foot often first appears as an itchy red rash, typically beginning between the fourth and fifth toe. If left untreated, the skin may become highly sensitive to the touch. If allowed to progress, the condition can result in white, peeling skin and a milky discharge.

It is important to treat Athlete’s foot at the first sign of infection as the body can become vulnerable to other bacterial infections large cracks occur in the skin. The 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.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of Athlete’s foot, contact us today for effective treatment options. Early treatment will lessen the risk of exposure to others and alleviate the painful symptoms associated with this condition.

West Des Moines Podiatrist | West Des Moines Athlete's Foot | IA | The Foot Center, PLC |
 
 
West Des Moines Podiatrist The Foot Center, PLC is a poidiatry office providing Athlete's Foot, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in West Des Moines, IA. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 50266-1462 area and surrounding areas in West Des Moines