Wound Care and Infectious Disease Management

Diabetic Foot Infections

The doctors at Sparks Foot and Ankle Center want to help those with diabetic foot infections or wounds. Diabetic foot infections can lead to morbidity, hospitalization or even amputation. Mild infections of the foot can usually be treated with antibiotics. More severe infections and bone infections, however, must often be treated with surgery. Our podiatrists are also trained to perform plastic surgery to resolve wounds caused by diabetes. 

Nail Fungus

A nail fungus may begin as a little spot under the toenail. The fungus can cause the nail to become thick and yellow the more spread out the fungus gets. There a several medications a doctor may recommend that one can take in order to get rid of a nail fungus. If medications do not appear to be working, the removal of the infected nail by a doctor is also an option. 

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a common condition that affects the soles of the feet and skin in between the toes. It is typically caused by a fungal infection and can affect athletes and non-athletes. Symptoms include dry, red skin that may itch or burn. Athlete’s foot can be contracted at places such as gyms, swimming pools and nail salons. In order to treat athlete’s foot, one must keep the infected area dry to keep the fungus from growing. Foot powder and breathable shoes can help keep the foot from getting moist. There are also several medications one can use to treat athlete’s foot. Visit one of our podiatrists here at Sparks and have them recommend which medication is right for you.

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