Fungal infections of the foot can cause discomfort and embarrassment for our patients. At Foot & Ankle Restoration, our team is committed to the highest standards of excellence in addressing these issues and in helping you manage the health of your feet now and in the future. We work with you to deliver solid solutions for athlete’s foot and other fungal infections that affect the feet. This can protect your health and your ability to walk and participate in your everyday activities more easily and comfortably.
The most common fungal infection affecting feet is known as athlete’s foot. It is caused by the same fungi that can cause ringworm and jock itch and can affect the skin or nails of the feet. Contrary to its name, athlete’s foot does not only affect athletes. Patients with damaged or suppressed immune systems or who have diabetes are at higher risk of developing athlete’s foot, especially if they have a cut or injury to their feet. Other fungal infections pose similar threats to our patients at Foot & Ankle Restoration and require prompt attention to ensure the best outcomes for you and your family members.
Dangers of Fungal Infections
Athlete’s foot and other fungal infections of the feet can cause damage to the toenails and can potentially spread to surrounding skin on the foot. This can cause pain and itching that can affect your ability to manage your everyday activities. If left untreated for a prolonged period of time, foot fungal infections can also pose serious threats to patients with diabetes or suppressed immune systems. Infections that enter the bloodstream can be dangerous or fatal if not treated immediately. At Foot & Ankle Restoration, we can provide you with effective preventive treatment to prevent athlete’s foot and other fungal infections from affecting your general state of health.
At Foot & Ankle Restoration, we are conveniently located in Co-Op City, the Bronx. This puts us within reach of most customers in the New York City area and the surrounding communities. We work with our patients to create the best solutions for a wide range of podiatric concerns. If you would like to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our office, call us today at 718-671-2233. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you now and in the future.