Athlete’s foot is a very common foot problem but one that can be painful and embarrassing to deal with. This common fungal infection can happen to anyone, but you can take some valuable steps and avoid Athlete’s foot this summer.
Dallas and Plano, TX, foot specialists, Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt offer some easy tips to help you steer clear of a red, itchy and stinging foot infection:
Keep your feet dry – Athlete’s foot usually starts in the skin between your toes. The fungi that cause the infection thrive in damp, close environments making it very important to keep feet clean and dry. After swimming or bathing, dry your feet well, especially between your toes.
Go natural – Opt for shoes made of natural materials that will draw moisture away from your feet.
Change it up – Alternate your shoes to give them a chance to dry out and change socks every day.
Protect your feet – Athlete’s foot is contagious and can be spread on with contact on contaminated surfaces. Always wear sandals or shower shoes in showers, locker rooms, pool decks and other public areas. Don’t share your shoes with other people and avoid siblings passing down shoes for this reason.
Use a powder – An antifungal powder used daily can help keep an infection from starting.
This type of foot infection could become serious or chronic if left untreated. If you are noticing any red, scaly, itchy or burning skin on your feet or between your toes, contact us today! Make an appointment with Dallas Podiatry Works by calling (972) 566-7474 in Dallas, TX or (972) 943-3323 in Plano, TX.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.