Skin problems are the most common concerns that occur in the feet. Patients suffering from skin disorders may complain of increased pain, discomfort, itchiness and those signs and symptoms can limit the patient in the lifestyle activities.
Podiatrists are the experts at treating and diagnosing a multitude of skin and nail problems which occur within the feet.
Skin conditions we commonly treat:
- Athlete's foot
- Fungal infection
- Dry skin
- Cracked heels
- Sweaty feet
What could podiatry for skin problems involve?
At Macclesfield Podiatry our podiatrists can advise in regards to a number of skin complaints. May this be foot hygiene or wound care, what podiatry may involve for your skin complaint is completely dependent on the presenting condition, skin treatments we provide include:
- Scalpel reduction of thickened skin
- Removal of corns
- Advise regarding fungal infections
- Diagnosis of fungal infection
- Onward referral to dermatology when indicated
- Foot care and hygiene advice
If a skin condition is presented to us with an uncertain diagnoses or is failing to resolve following conservative treatment methods. When indicated, your podiatrist may advise an onward referral request through your GP to dermatology, this would be done through a letter or report devised by your podiatrist.
If you have a problem with your foot or lower limb, and you are unsure whether or not podiatry can help you, then why not contact us.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01625 326 222.