6 Podiatric Dermatology

Your skin is your largest organ and serves many different important functions. The skin plays a crucial role in regulating hot and cold temperature in your body as well as protecting your muscles, bones and internal organs from any outside diseases or injuries. Your skin is the thickest on your feet with an average thickness of 1.4mm. Changes in your skin can sometimes signal changes in your overall health. Most common skin problems podiatrist encounter is the formation of corns or calluses, which is the formation of hard skin. This develops mostly from the underlying bones located under the skin. These corns and calluses can become very painful and can be debilitating to our everyday life. Treatment for corns and calluses include paring down and debriding the hard skin regularly which will relieve the pain. Another viable long-term option would be padding and support through a custom molded orthotic that will help pad and offload your specific pressure patterns. A permanent solution includes surgery by eliminating the underlying bone that is causing the corn or callus in the first place.

Here are some the most common skin problems
we treat and encounter:

  • Plantar’s Wars
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Fungal Nails (Onychomycosis)
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating of the feet)
  • Dry skin and cracked heels
  • Ulcerations in the skin
  • Varicose Veins of the feet and legs
  • Precanerous skin lesions