Athlete's Foot

Description
Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis) is a very common contagious fungal skin condition that affects the sole of the foot and the skin between the toes. Up to 70% of the population may develop athlete’s foot at some time.

Symptoms
The signs of this complaint include itchiness, redness and peeling skin.

Causes
There are a variety of fungi that cause athlete’s foot, and these can be contracted in many locations, including gyms, locker rooms, swimming pools, nail salons, and from contaminated socks and clothing. It therefore affects the feet of athletes and non-athletes alike. Some people are more susceptible to this condition than others, and some will have recurring episodes.

Management
At Ned Buckley Podiatry, our management for athlete’s foot includes:

  • Accurate diagnosis: There are many foot complaints that look and feel like athletes foot and so it is important to rule out other causes.
  • If diagnosed, we can recommend an appropriate treatment plan including anti-fungal medication.
  • Provide advice to prevent the re-occurrence of this complaint