Foot health is something you can take care of everyday, as long as you keep your feet clean and dry and wear shoes that support your feet while keeping them comfortable. If you notice anything change with the appearance, texture, or feel of your feet, whether it be to the nails or skin, you should see a podiatrist as soon as you can. You may just have athlete’s foot. Here at our Streamwood podiatry office, Alm Foot Care, we can help when it comes to diagnosing and treating issues like athlete’s foot.
Dr. Walter A. Alm has been providing comprehensive foot care for families throughout the Elgin, IL area from our Streamwood podiatry office for over 30 years now, and his mission to provide patients with outstanding care in a comfortable environment. Getting any kind of medical care can be nerve wracking, but here at our offices we do everything we can to make patients feel welcomed and taken care of. We take care of a wide range of podiatry related issues including Achilles tendonitis, bunions, corns and calluses, diabetic foot conditions, flat feet, fungal nails, grout, hammertoes, and more. When it comes to fungal infections, you may suffer from a series of uncomfortable symptoms such as redness, itching, and burning. The skin of your feet may also change, and it may be different depending on the severity of the infection as well. If you notice any changes in the appearance of your feet, especially the skin, then you may have athlete’s foot. These sorts of conditions are easily treated with topical treatments and ointments, but in more severe cases additional anti-fungal medication may be needed by other means, especially if the infection leads to a deeper, more intense infection of the blood.
Fungal infections should be caught and treated as early on as possible, and Dr. Alm is here to make sure that patients get the care they need. If you need treatment for athlete’s foot, visit our Streamwood podiatry office today.