The skin on your feet should be clear, unbroken, and free from rashes, sores, and other disruptions. If that’s not the case, podiatrist Ramin Zaghi, DPM, offers thorough diagnostic examinations to those living in and around Gramercy Park, New York City. Dr. Zaghi has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all types of skin disorders of the feet, and can help you find lasting relief. Booking a visit takes just moments online or over the phone.
Your skin is your largest organ. While incredibly tough and resilient, your skin is also subject to damage and infection, as it is exposed to the elements each and every day.
There are a number of skin conditions that can affect your feet. Some examples include:
If you notice any changes to the skin on the top, bottom, or sides of your feet, call Dr. Zaghi’s office to schedule a comprehensive diagnostic exam.
Like all warts, plantar warts are caused by a virus, specifically the human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus is very common, and can enter your body through even the tiniest scrape, cut, or break in the skin.
Plantar warts appear as small, fleshy growths in the bottom of your feet, often near the base of your toes. The growth may have small dark dots inside, and they can cause tenderness or pain when you try to walk or stand.
Prescription-strength salicylic acid and other types of acid can treat plantar warts by peeling away layers of infected skin. Cryotherapy is another option, and uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and kill infected tissue. In some cases, surgical removal is necessary to fully remove all traces of a plantar wart.
Many men and women encounter recurring problems with their feet. Diabetes sufferers in particular are prone to frequent foot issues due to the combination of nerve damage and limited circulation that comes with the disease.
A foot care evaluation is a visit with a podiatrist for the purpose of completing a full examination of your feet. During your visit, you’ll also learn how to properly care for your feet at home, including what to look for and tips on how to keep the skin on your feet healthy and hydrated.
If you suffer from frequent bouts of athlete’s foot, nail fungus, skin rash, or ulcers on any portion of your feet, call Dr. Zaghi’s office today to schedule your professional foot care evaluation.