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How Psoriasis Can Affect the Feet

Psoriasis is an auto-immune skin condition that can affect many parts of the body, including the feet. When it causes a thickening of the skin covered in scales, it is referred to as plaque psoriasis. Symptoms of plaque psoriasis are itchy, dry, and cracked skin. Toenails may become pitted, cracked, or crumbly, and the affected skin may be painful. Scratching the skin leaves it open to infection. Psoriasis of the feet is referred to as pustular and may be the result of banging or rubbing of the area. This produces an itching sensation that can become quite uncomfortable. While there is no known cure for psoriasis, many treatment options are available, including steroid creams, medicated ointments, and moisturizers. For more information about dealing with psoriasis of the feet, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist.  

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Ian Klein, D.P.M from Florida. Dr. Klein can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Saint Petersburg, FL. . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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