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Foot Fungus Treatment in Valley Stream

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Foot Fungus Treatment in Valley Stream

Foot Fungus Treatment in Valley Stream

Athlete’s foot is a very common foot fungus infection that causes redness, peeling, burning, itching, and sometimes sores and blisters. This foot fungus grows best in a moist, warm environment such as socks, shoes, gym locker rooms, swimming pools, and on the floor of public showers. More common in the summer temperatures and humid, warm climates, athlete’s foot occurs more often in people who wear tight shoes and use public pools. Athlete’s foot is caused by a microscopic fungus that lives on the dead tissue of the outer layers of your skin, hair, and toenails. There are at least four types of fungus that can cause this type of foot fungus and Gary B. Feldman, DPM offers thorough foot fungus treatment in Valley Stream.

Depending on the patient, symptoms and signs of athlete’s foot vary. Some common symptoms include redness, blisters, or softening and breaking down of your skin, peeling, and cracking feet, itching, and burning. The most common type of athlete’s foot is known as interdigital, also referred to as toe web infection. This form of foot fungus, usually occurs between your two smallest toes and may cause burning, itching, and scaling and can spread to the sole of your foot. Starting with a slight irritation, some dryness, scaling, and itching, a moccasin-type foot fungus may involve the whole sole of your foot and often extend to the sides of your foot. Your skin may thicken and crack as the fungus develops, requiring special foot fungus treatment in Valley Stream. The least common form of athlete’s foot is vesicular that normally starts with a sudden outbreak of blisters under your skin, filled with fluid. The blisters usually develop under your foot and may also crop up between your toes, heel, or top of your foot.

Once diagnosed our foot fungus treatment in Valley Stream includes topical antifungal medication that is usually placed directly on your skin. More serious cases may require oral drugs. Foot fungus flourishes in moist environments so we highly recommend that your feet be kept clean and dry. Foot fungus can also be prevented by wearing shower sandals in public showers, wearing shoes that let your feet breathe, and definitely washing your feet daily with soap and water. After washing, applying a good quality foot powder after your feet are thoroughly dry, can also prevent foot fungus.

Gary B. Feldman, DPM
260 West Sunrise Highway Suite 111
Valley Stream, New York 11581
516-830-3331

 

Podiatrist Valley Stream

Podiatrist Valley Stream

Did you know that when you run, you’re exerting a pressure on your feet that is four times your body weight? Did you know that women have four times as many foot problems as men? Also that over seventy-five percent of Americans will endure significant foot pains in their lifetime? All of these reasons and more are why you should visit Dr. Gary Feldman, your local Valley Stream Podiatrist.

Foot problems are a serious hindrance to your everyday life. Foot pain, heel pain, and ankle pain are some of the most common reasons why patients visit a podiatrist. At the Valley Stream podiatrist office of Dr. Feldman, we put a special emphasis on biomechanical treatment, orthotic therapy and conservative treatment options to help you avoid surgery. et, once we’ve exhausted all options for treating your problem conservatively,we provide the same level of capability and experience with surgical solutions.

Orthotics

In general most foot pain is the result of a faulty relationship between the bones and muscles of the foot. Even the slightest misalignment can result in significant discomfort. Orthotics are intended to correct an abnormal or irregular walking patterns, by altering slightly the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface.

Orthotics realigns the structures of the foot and leg to prevent bone mal-alignment as well as muscle, tendon, and ligament fatigue. They are often used after surgery to help stop the recurrence of foot deformities. Custom functional foot orthotics are prescription medical devices made from custom molds of your feet. Your Flushing Queens Podiatrist takes into consideration many factors when both acquiring your foot impressions and when writing your personal orthtotic prescription.

Valley Stream Foot Surgery
260 West Sunrise Hwy STE-111
Valley Steam, NY 11581
516-830-3331

Bowne Park Podiatric Care
161-01 29th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11358
718-690-9620