Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that often affects the skin between the toes. However, athlete’s foot is not limited to those individuals who participate in sports.
This video provides a number of tips in the prevention of athlete’s foot.
Public showers, locker rooms, and pools are breeding grounds for fungus, so wear a pair of rubber sandals or water-socks to protect your feet in these areas. It is also important to dry your feet thoroughly –especially between all your toes– after showering or sweating and wear a pair of breathable shoes. Use socks designed to keep moisture away from your skin. Cotton is NOT a good material for socks for those who need to keep the skin of their feet dry. Wool was the first material used by man for this purpose, but today there are many manmade fabrics that function as well as, or better than, wool. Watch this clip for more tips.
Are you showing symptoms of athlete’s foot? Learn more about your treatment options by contacting Family Foot Center online or by calling (347) 635-5256.
We also provide treatment for bunions, ingrown toenails, and plantar warts.