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Royal Palm Beach, FL

11412 Okeechobee Blvd.

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 USA

561-793-6170

Lake Worth, FL

3618 Lantana Road, Suite 102

Lake Worth, FL 33462 USA

561-967-4999

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

3375 Burns Road, Suite 107

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 USA

561-691-4682

Belle Glade, FL

1100 S. Main Street

Belle Glade, FL 33430 USA

561-993-9968

Surgical Center- West Palm Beach, Fl 33409

2047 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Suite 100

West Palm Beach, FL 33409 USA

561-793-6170

Skin Conditions

Skin conditions can often affect the feet as well as other parts of the body. Some of the common foot problems that we treat at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers are Athlete’s foot, psoriasis, varicose & spider veins, calluses & corns, warts, dry skin, ulcers, dermatitis, foot odor, eczema, and heel fissures. If you think you might have one of these skin problems, don’t delay treatment as it could worsen with time or lead to other more serious foot problems. It is important to remember that if you have diabetes or any other condition that interferes with blood flow or healing, you should pay close attention to your feet and seek care from a doctor immediately rather than trying over the counter or home remedies. Our Belle Glade podiatrists, or an experienced podiatrist at any of our locations, will provide a diagnosis and discuss a comprehensive treatment plan for your skin condition. Call 561-793-6170 to schedule an appointment today or click here to request an appointment.

  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Calluses and Plantar Keratoses
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry and Cracked Skin
  • Eczema
  • Foot Odor
  • Heel Fissures
  • Psoriasis
  • Soft and Hard Corns
  • Ulcers
  • Varicose & Spider Veins
  • Warts

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a troublesome fungus infection that affects the feet, specifically the toes. The predominant symptom of Athlete’s foot is an itchy rash. The skin can also be flaky and dry with stinging and burning too. This condition is common in South Florida because it thrives in humid and damp conditions. It is contagious and can be picked up by walking barefoot in gyms or pools. Fungal infections can be difficult to treat. Over the counter topical treatments are often not successful and Athlete’s foot often returns. For stubborn and severe cases, prescription treatment is available. Read more...

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Calluses and Plantar Keratoses

A callus is a term that most people are familiar with since it is a common foot problem. Calluses are a build-up of thick skin on the feet that is caused by constant rubbing and friction. Plantar Keratoses are a type of callus that forms on the ball of your foot as a result of the bone inside the ball of your foot falling. Foot calluses are usually not a medical condition but they can become painful and require treatment from a podiatrist. This is especially the case for diabetics. Read more...

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Dermatitis

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin includes a broad range of skin conditions. In our office, we often treat patients with contact dermatitis, stasis dermatitis, and eczema on the feet. Contact dermatitis is inflammation caused by an allergic reaction or irritation from something that touched your feet. Stasis dermatitis is an inflammation on the skin of your legs, ankles, or feet caused by bad circulation. The doctor will diagnose which type of dermatitis you have and treat it accordingly. Read more...

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Dry and Cracked Skin

Dry skin on feet can be a chronic problem if you are in a very dry environment. However, self-care treatments can usually prevent dry skin on your feet from becoming dry, cracked skin, which can be painful and require medical attention. Daily moisturizing and following our prevention tips can help your dry skin from affecting your daily activities. Read more...

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Eczema

Eczema is a chronic skin disorder where your skin can become irritated and develop an itchy rash. Eczema is most often seen in patients who have allergies. Eczema can cause dry skin on the feet in addition to the red rash or bumps. Over the counter creams are available; however, if they are not working our doctors can prescribe something stronger that will help to better relieve your symptoms. Read more...

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Foot Odor

Foot odor is not usually a skin problem that requires treatment from a podiatrist; however, our expert clinicians can help you prevent this embarrassing problem from interfering with your social life. In the event that your foot odor is severe enough to warrant treatment, prescription medications and laser treatment is always an option. Read more...

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Heel Fissures

Callused and dry feet can often develop heel fissures, which are cracks in the skin. They can be very painful and patients with heel fissures risk infection. Patients with diabetes and other conditions that cause poor blood flow or circulation in the feet need to be very careful about getting cracked heels because it will not heal as quickly. If you have painful heel fissures, be sure to seek treatment with one of our podiatrists before the condition worsens and impedes walking or other activities. Read more...

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes patches of thick skin that can be red, white, or a silver color. Patients with this this skin problem produce new skin cells faster than the body can shed them. There isn’t a cure for psoriasis, but there are creams and ointments that have been successful in treating the patch of thick skin and the resulting dryness, itch, and burning. Read more...

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Soft and Hard Corns

Corns are another common skin condition that affects the feet. They are similar to calluses because both are areas of thick skin that builds up on the feet. Corns are usually smaller and can be more painful because they usually form on the top of or in between your toes. Hard corns form on the bony part of the top or side of your toes and soft corns form inside toes. All corns are a result of friction and usually caused by wearing shoes that are too tight or do not fit right and no socks. If you have corns that are painful, you should see a podiatrist before the skin condition worsens. Read more...

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Ulcers

Foot ulcers are sores that do not heal quickly, can continue to get worse and possibly infected. Untreated ulcers can lead to amputation, so it is a very dangerous skin condition and must be taken seriously. Diabetes and other conditions that cause peripheral neuropathy, such as peripheral vascular disease, put patients at risk for developing large and painful ulcers on the feet. Even the smallest cut or sore can turn into an ulcer. Proper shoes must be worn so that they do not rub your feet raw and cause a sore to form. It is also very important to examine your feet daily. This must be done even if you did not feel any foot pain because neuropathy can prevent you from feeling any pain or discomfort. If you do find any cuts or sores on your feet, contact your doctor immediately and begin wound care protocols. Read more...

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Varicose & Spider Veins

Varicose veins are large, swollen veins that bulge through the skin. Spider veins are a smaller and milder version of varicose veins; they show through the skin because they can be red, purple, or blue. For most patients this is a cosmetic problem with no symptoms, but for some people, varicose veins cause pain, discomfort, and circulation problems. A treatment for varicose and spider veins called sclerotherapy is done in our office if self-care options like compression stockings and weight loss do not alleviate symptoms. Read more...

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Warts

Warts are a common skin disorder. They are growths that form on the skin as a result of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are common on the hands and feet. If these types of warts appear on the bottom of your feet, they are called Plantar Warts. Unlike warts in other places, foot warts can be very painful because of their location. We provide wart removal in our office and while most warts are removed for cosmetic reasons, if you are in pain because of a growth on the bottom of your foot, treatment will be necessary to stop the problem before complications arise. Read more...

YOUR NEXT STEPS

Do these symptoms or conditions sound familiar? Contact South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers today for a comprehensive examination and treatment of your foot skin problems. Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist in Belle Glade or at any one of our six locations throughout Palm Beach. Call 561-793-6170 to speak with a staff member or click here to request an appointment online.

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