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Athlete's Foot
09 Sep' 16

Athlete's Foot

 

In daily life our foot endures force and compression comparable to hundreds of loads, which is why it is important to keep them healthy and clean. People often forget about their feet which in turn leads to foot problems causing bacteria and fungus infection. Most of the time in a day we spend wearing shoes making our feet sweaty. The moisture creates bacteria and fungus on your feet so it is vital to take care and if you are a diabetic it is more important to keep your feet hygienic.

Do you know athlete’s foot?

You can be easily invaded by fungus affecting the sole of the foot and the region between the toes also known as tinea. The common skin condition that harmfully affects upper layer of skin of the foot when open to moisture and the irritation is identified as Athlete’s foot.

Yes, Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection also referred as tinea pedi,which makes your foot red, itchy, and peel with a burning sensation.The infection can be easily transmitted in gyms, lodgings, pools, salons, or through dirty socks and garments.

Sports Medicine can help

To diagnose athlete’s foot, the foot will be visually observed by the sports medicine doctor. Usually adequate observations are done for diagnosis, sometimes a skin scraping and microscopic analysis can give confirmation of fungal infection. Primarily the treatment involves prescription anti-fungal cream, spray, or powder which ordinarily heals the infection over a progress of few weeks. But in problematic cases, some routines and procedures of oral anti fungal cure is recommended by the doctor.Also in circumstance of subordinated bacterial infection, oral antibiotics will be prescribed.

Injury Prevention approach
The best prevention for athlete’s foot is by maintaining a good foot hygiene, which consist of keeping your foot dry and clean. To avoid cracking of the skin and migration of the fungus in footwear, foot powder can be used. Avoid walking around without footwear and restricting contact with floors in barefoot are also helpful preventive procedures.

Though symptoms of athlete's foot are minor and problems are occasional, it is best to treat the infection at the earliest. Timely treatment can considerably decrease the risk of complications.Call 044 40 510 510 to consult our sports medicine doctor and prevent your foot from chronic fungal infections. 

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