A foot doctor in Bronzeville can treat a variety of conditions affecting the foot and ankle. They can help both children and adults.
What Is Athlete’s Foot?
Athlete’s foot is a contagious infection that is caused by the same fungus responsible for jock itch and ringworm. Not only can spread it from one person to another, it can also spread to another part of the patient’s body. Athlete’s foot causes a scaly and itchy rash that most commonly first develops between the toes.
Athlete’s foot can often be treated at home with over-the-counter medication. If there has been no improvement after two weeks, however, it’s time to call the doctor.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue connecting the heel to the toes. It is a common condition that causes stabbing pain in or near the heel. Some types of exercise like marathon running or ballet dancing put a lot of stress on the plantar fascia. Overweight and middle-aged people also have an increased risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
What Is A Neuroma?
A neuroma is a benign growth or tumor formed of nerve tissue that most commonly develops between the third and fourth toes. It causes pain between the toes while the patient is walking. It may also cause numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation.
There are many treatment options ranging from at-home-care to orthotics to surgery.
Contact Mitchell Foot & Ankle to schedule an appointment with a foot doctor in Bronzeville.