Foot & Ankle Specialty Blog

Types of Athlete’s Foot—What Kind Do You Have?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jul 14, 2021 9:00:46 AM

Burning, itching, rashes or blisters around the feet or toes typically are caused by a foot fungus known under the umbrella term ‘athlete’s foot.’ It’s often contracted by walking barefoot in areas where someone else with a contagious form of this condition has, such as showers, locker rooms, bedding, shoes and shared towels.

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Topics: athletes foot

Athlete's Foot

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Apr 19, 2021 12:34:00 PM

If you’ve ever had athlete’s foot, you know that it’s not pleasant. Athlete’s foot is uncomfortable, unsightly and sometimes even painful. In extreme situations, athlete’s foot can even prevent you from doing your normal activities, like walking, standing all day at work or participating in family and pastime hobbies. If you have athlete’s foot, you may want to consult with a foot and ankle specialist. In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about athlete’s foot.

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Topics: athletes foot

3 Common Pediatric Foot Problems

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on May 4, 2020 12:25:00 PM

Pediatric foot problems are more common than you might think. Being active, children are just as likely to develop foot problems as some adults. However, because children are still growing, their foot problems are more urgent and need to be taken care of as soon as possible. Delaying treatment can end up stunting physical activity and lead to a delay in certain motor skills. Keep an eye out for the following three common pediatric foot problems in your child.

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Topics: athletes foot, Kids

5 Things You Need to Know About Athlete’s Foot

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jan 18, 2019 6:02:33 PM

Are you concerned that you may have athlete’s foot? One of the telltale signs of the fungus that causes athlete’s foot is itching and burning between the toes. The fungus tends to grow best in confined and sweaty conditions.

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Topics: athletes foot, Infections

How to Keep Athlete’s Feet Healthy

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jun 23, 2016 1:01:00 PM

Summer is slowly coming to an end so it’s time to starting thinking about school supplies, homework and fall sporting events. No matter what sport your child plays their feet are sure to be fatigued. It’s important for kids to know how to take care of their feet in order to avoid injuries down the road.

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Topics: feet, athletes foot

Did You Know?

The human foot has 28 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and numerous tendons that work together to keep you balanced and active. When there’s an injury or pain with any of them, it affects more than just your foot. Foot disorders can prevent you from performing your regular daily activities or enjoying the things you love.

75% of all Americans will experience foot problems at some point in their lifetime. This blog provides helpful information and resources regarding the most common foot problems. If you’d like more information about any of the topics, or to schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist, contact us today.

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