FOOT & NAIL CONDITIONS
Learn more about some of the most common foot and nail problems. Still not sure about your issue? Don’t worry, that is what we’re here for.
Athlete's foot is a common skin inflammation of the webs of the toes and soles of the feet. When caused by a fungus, athlete's foot may spread to the palms, groin, and body. Athlete's foot may cause foot itching, burning, pain, and scaling.
Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection.
Calluses (or callosity) is a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation. Calluses are generally not harmful, but may sometimes lead to other problems, such as skin ulceration or infection.
Usually, the problems caused by this condition are cosmetic. The main symptoms are changes in the appearance of nails. Rarely, the condition causes pain or a slightly foul odor.
DRY AND CRACKED HEELS
Dry feet are generally a symptom of another problem, and if you have dry feet you may experience additional symptoms such as: itchiness, redness, cracks in the feet (fissures), rough skin, flaky skin, peeling skin, or rash (usually brought on by itching).
Corns most often develop on the tops and sides of feet and between the toes. Corns are benign and can also be found in weight-bearing areas. Symptoms include hardened, raised bumps surrounded by inflamed skin.