Thanks for visiting Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, where we provide patients with Athlete’s foot treatment in Lakeland among other types of podiatry issues and conditions. We also treat hammertoe, heel spurs, foot soreness, bunions, and plantar fasciitis, among other ailments, which can all cause foot pain. Our goal is to have patients find pain relief as quickly as possible.
Athlete’s foot treatment in Lakeland is done with anti-fungal medications, either topically or by mouth. If caused by a bacteria rather than a fungus, antibiotics may be prescribed. Symptoms of Athlete’s foot include dry skin, itching and burning, inflammation, swelling or blisters. Because locker rooms are breeding grounds for fungi due to their damp warmth surrounding pools and showers, the name “Athlete’s foot” is used for this type of foot condition. It may be persistent and hard to get rid of, but practicing good foot hygiene can help treat and prevent Athlete’s foot. Daily washing with soap and water, using shower shoes in public showers and wearing light, clean socks that promote air flow all work towards combatting Athlete’s foot. Those suffering from Athlete’s foot should also change socks and shoes regularly to decrease moisture.
Besides Athlete’s foot treatment in Lakeland we also treat different foot problems like bone and heel spurs, foot and ankle pain, and ingrown toenails and hammertoes. Heel spurs are a common problem, and treating heel spurs is not complicated. Heel spurs can be annoying and debilitating, but should not be ignored, as they can lead to worse problems with walking.
Heel spur syndrome is a spur in the foot that can cause plantar fasciitis. The condition stems from an inflammation of the band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes, or the fascia. Wearing non-supportive footwear can put abnormal strain on the plantar fascia as well and cause heel spurs.