Remember, even the most uncomplicated foot injuries, such as cuts, abrasions, and ingrown nails can sometimes lead to an infection. If you or a loved one is experiencing foot discomfort and have a cut, sore, red spot, or another lesion, it's a good idea to contact our office for a thorough evaluation and care.
Some of the most common foot infections for which patients seek care include those that often develop after wounds or injuries to the foot. The onset of these infections may result from an abrasion, blister, ulceration, skin crack, puncture wound, ingrown toenail, or foreign object like a splinter or shard that has gotten under the skin.
Of course, we also frequently treat fungal infections such as athlete's foot and toenail fungus (onychomycosis) or ones that arise because of a viral plantar wart, along with those that develop as a consequence of skin conditions that affect the entire body.
While some infections foot infections are limited and quickly respond to treatment, others are more resistant to care and can lead to severe consequences. As a specialist in treating a comprehensive range of issues affecting the foot, ankle, and associated structures in the lower extremities, our podiatrist is well-equipped to help patients prevent and treat foot infections and avoid the complications that can arise.
For people with diabetes who are predisposed to developing severe infections from ulcerations and even minor breaks in the skin, regular visits to our office and a complete regimen of daily foot care at home are essential for maintaining ongoing foot health and overall wellness.