Plantar Wart - Verucca
Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). A break in the skin is required for the infection to take place. Common public spaces, such as locker rooms or showers are a known reservoir for the virus. Plantar warts on the bottom of the foot ay resemble a callus due to excess skin buildup. However, they may be differentiated in appearance upon further examination. Our physicians are expertly trained to help treat this infection.
Abrasions and Blisters - Vesicles and Bulla
Blisters are pockets of fluids that typically form at areas of friction. Fluid may be made up of serum, blood or pus. Pus filled blisters can become infection and need to be monitored and treated. Popping blisters can be dangerous due to the risk of infection.
Corns and Calluses
A callus is an area of thick skin that is formed due to friction forces from shoe gear and gravity. Calluses can be found anywhere on the body but are commonly present on the feet due to weight bearing. Calluses are generally not harmful, but in certain populations, they can mask deeper skin infections. Corns are similar to callus but are typically found near a bony area. Many treatment options are available and our physicians will help find one that is best suited for you.
Excessive Sweating - Hyperhydrosis
Hyperhydrosis or excessive sweating is an abnormal amount of perspiration. Although generally seen as more of a nuance, certain populations may more susceptible for skin breakdown and ulcerations.
Dry and Peeling Skin - Xeroderma
Xeroderma, or dry skin, occurs in a variety of patients, either due to a medical condition or environmental factors. While most cases can be treated with emollients or moisturizers, certain populations can be at risk for skin infections. Our physicians are trained to identify any potential problems that may arise from a breakdown of skin.
Athlete's Foot or Fungal infections - Tinea Pedis
Tinea Pedis or "athlete's foot" is a common skin infection caused by a fungus. Symptoms include itching, scaling and cracking. Severe cases may result in blistering. Treatment relies heavily on making a proper diagnosis, as tinea pedis may resemble several other common skin conditions.
Ingrown Toenail - Onychocryptosis
Ingrown nails are a very common issue that affects younger and older patients. It is a painful condition in which one or both nail borders digs into the paronychium of the nails. When this paronychium becomes inflamed it is more prone to become infected, developing into a paronychia. Early identification is key in preventing this type of infection. Treatment may involve removal of nail borders, antibiotic treatment or both.
Loose or Splitting Toenails - Onycholysis
Onycholysis is usually a painless detachment of the nail from the nail bed. Certain medical conditions such as psoriasis can potentiate the issue. Physical activity such as running can also exacerbate a loose nail .
Thickening of toenails - Onychorrhexis
Brittle nails are a very common complaint that many patients deal with. This condition may result from strong soap and water use, excessive nail polish use or systemic diseases. Resulting nails are often thickened and brittle when touched.
Fungus related - Onychomycosis
Fungal nails present with is nail that is thickened and discolored. The nail may become brittle as the infection progresses. Many treatment options are available including debridement, oral and topical medications nail avulsions and laser surgery. Our physicians can help determine the best treatment route for you.