If you sport bare feet in public places like swimming pools or locker rooms, our staff at Orange CA Podiatry encourages you to begin wearing shoes immediately, simply because you are at risk for athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot is a very common skin condition that affects the sole of the foot and the skin between the toes. Athlete’s foot occurs when the tinea fungus grows on the feet. Athlete’s foot isn’t serious, but sometimes it’s hard to cure. If you have symptoms of this condition, you should visit us as soon as possible.
Common symptoms of athlete’s foot typically include various degrees of itching and burning. However, many individuals with athlete’s foot have no symptoms at all and do not even know they have an infection. This fungal infection, in particular, is contagious and can be spread person to person or by walking on contaminated objects and floors. It can also be caused by wearing tight-fitting, closed-toe shoes. If you suspect you have athlete’s foot, give us a call to discuss your treatment options.
For more information about the services we provide and the foot conditions we treat, visit www.orangecapodiatry.com. To schedule an examination with one of our podiatrists at Orange CA Podiatry in Orange, CA, call 714-628-1995.