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Skin Problems of the Foot

Our skin is susceptible to many different problems and conditions. The biggest reason is because bacteria are always on it. Mix the bacteria with socks and shoes that do not allow the foot to breathe, poor hygiene and being active, and you have a small recipe for skin problems. This section will teach you about the various skin conditions and problems that can occur. You will also learn about prevention techniques, treatment options and more.

To get started, all you need to do is click on the title of the article below that you are most interested in. Feel free to spend time browsing this section to learn more about the skin, or browse additional sections to learn more about problems and conditions that can affect the feet.

Foot Problems & Conditions of the Skin:

  • Pressure Ulcers on Your Feet and Ankles

    Pressure ulcers are sores that form on parts of the body where something rubs or presses against the skin constantly for long enough to cause the skin to break down. They often occur on parts of the body where the skin is stretched tightly against a bone, such as on the heel or the ankle […]

  • Poison Ivy on Your Feet

    If you spend a lot of time outdoors in the spring and summertime, particularly if you like to go barefoot, you run the risk of contracting poison ivy on your feet.

  • Palmoplantar Keratoderma

    The term palmoplantar keratoderma describes a diverse group of skin conditions affecting the hands and feet—specifically the palms and the soles (also known as the plantar region of the foot, hence the name “palmo-plantar keratoderma”). Keratoderma means “thickened skin.” Affected individuals suffer calluses and blisters so painful that they experience difficulty walking. Most varieties of […]

  • Chilblains

    Chilblains can occur to anyone at any age. They are more common in certain people. Are you developing symptoms?

  • Gangrene

    Gangrene should be treated seriously to avoid complications. Learn more about this problem that kills skin tissue.

  • Foot Ulcers

    Foot ulcers can occur to anyone at anytime. Learn about the various types of foot ulcers and which ones are more serious than others.

  • Athlete’s Foot

    Athlete’s foot does not always happen to athlete’s. Learn more about who susceptible, what causes it, what treatment options are available and more.

  • Causes and Treatments for Sweaty Feet

    Feet sweat all the time. However, it’s not good when your feet sweat excessively. Learn what you can do to prevent and treat this problem.

  • What To Do When You Have Itchy Feet

    An itchy foot is usually the sign of another problem such as dry skin or a fungus infection. Learn about the additional causes, symptoms, treatment options and more.

  • Foot Odor Causes, Treatment and Prevention

    Foot odor can be embarrassing at times. If you suffer from this, check out our list of prevention tips to help you find relief.

  • Corns on Feet

    Usually caused by improper footwear, corns can range from mild to severe, unproblematic or extremely painful. Learn more about the treatment, symptoms and causes of corns.

  • Calluses on the Feet

    When calluses develop, it’s usually a sign the body is naturally defending itself from friction and pressure. Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment options for calluses.

  • Blisters on Your Feet

    Blisters forming on feet is a very common problem, mainly due to improper footwear. Learn how to prevent blisters, treat them and understand what causes blisters.

  • Ganglion Cyst Foot

    Ganglion cysts are a common injury. Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment options for this problem experienced by many people each day.

  • Dry Cracked Feet

    Dry feet can be a problem for people of all ages. Learn more about the symptoms associated with dry feet, causes, and more information such as which specialist to see.



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