Preventing and Treating Foot Infections

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Everyone knows that healthy feet are essential to feeling good and staying active. While we don’t typically give our feet the attention they deserve until something starts to hurt, it’s a good idea to check them daily for any abnormalities before a serious issue develops. It’s important to keep in mind that even the simplest foot injuries such as cuts, abrasions, and ingrown nails can lead to an infection. If you or a loved is experiencing foot discomfort and have a cut, sore, red spot or other lesion, it’s a good idea to contact Foot Associates New York for a thorough evaluation and care.

Some of the most common foot infections for which patients seek care, include those that often develop after wounds or injuries to the foot. The onset of these infections may be the result of a simple abrasion, blister, ulceration, skin crack, puncture wound, ingrown toenail, or foreign object like a splinter or shard that has gotten under the skin. Of course, we also frequently treat fungal infections such as athletes foots and toenail fungus (onychomycosis), and infections that arise because of a viral plantar wart, along with those that develop as a consequence of skin conditions that affect the entire body.

While some infections foot infections are limited and quickly respond to treatment, there are others that are more resistant to care, which may lead severe consequences. As a specialist in the treatment of a comprehensive range of issues affecting the foot, ankle and associated structures in the lower extremities, our podiatrist is well equipped to help patients prevent and treat foot infections, as well as avoid the complications that can arise.

For diabetics who are predisposed to developing severe infections from ulcerations and even minor breaks in the skin, regular visits to our office and a complete regimen of daily foot care at home are essential for maintaining ongoing foot health and overall wellness. 

At the office of Foot Associates New York, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.