Athletes foot is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. You may notice a scaly rash, itching, stinging and burning. It occurs most commonly in people whose feet become sweaty while confined in tight-fitting shoes and can be spread via contaminated floors, towels or clothing. Athlete’s foot can be treated with over-the-counter antifungal medications, but the infection often recurs. Prescription medications are available. Visit an Oakland Regional Hospital podiatrist to resolve stubborn athlete’s foot.
Corns are thick buildups of tough skin on a point of irritation or pressure on the foot or toe. Corns often have a horn-like appearance.
Callus is a wider area of tough skin buildup on the toes or feet, in response to irritation or pressure. Calluses and corns are generally caused by poor-fitting footwear.
Treatment for corns and calluses includes better-fitting shoes, soaking the foot, and using a pumice stone or other abrasive to wear down the extra skin. Visit your Oakland Regional Hospital podiatrist for expert care of stubborn corns and calluses.
The podiatrists at Oakland Regional Hospital treat these and many other conditions of the feet. If you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort, click below to make an appointment for a consultation. Or, call the Appointment Hotline at (248) 423-8484.