Podiatrist Terese Laughlin cautioned salon goers that “The easiest thing to pick up is athlete’s foot.” Being touched by unclean tools or putting your feet in an unclean whirlpool is just one of the ways you can catch the infection. She recommends that you only go to a salon that you can see thoroughly cleanses and disinfects their tools after use.
Because athlete’s foot is so easy to catch, as Laughlin points out, it is important that you take proper precautions when dealing with your feet. If you do catch athlete’s foot, or are experiencing foot pain, burning, or tingling that you think might be caused by athlete’s foot, it is recommended that you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Neal Mozen of Foot Health Care Associates.  Dr. Mozen can properly examine your feet and determine if the symptoms you might have are being caused by athlete’s foot.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, locker rooms and public pools.
Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot
– Hydrate feet with lotion
– Exfoliate
– Buff nails
– Use anti-fungal product
What is Tinea?
– Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
– Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well.
– Tinea thrives in mostly dark, warm and moist environments.
To learn more about tinea, visit our link below.
If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Novi, MI.  We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
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