Athlete’s Foot

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Athlete’s Foot Athlete’s foot is a fungal skin infection that can occur on any part of the foot, including between the toes. Symptoms of athlete’s foot include itchiness and dry skin that don’t improve even after applying moisturizers.  The dry skin may actually look soggy, white or red as well between […]

Black Toenails | Blue Toenails

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Black Toenails | Blue Toenails Black toenails are essentially bruised toenails, and may have a blue coloration as well. The black or blue coloration is caused by internal bleeding. Like regular bruises, black toenails can vary in severity from mild to extremely painful. Black toenails in particular are big indicators […]

Diabetic foot ulcers

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcers Diabetic foot ulcers (or DFUs) are complex, chronic wounds which can have a major long-term impact on the morbidity, mortality, and quality of life for a diabetic individual. People who develop diabetic foot ulcers are at greater risk of dangerous complications than those without a history of […]

Warts | Verruca

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Warts / Verruca Viral warts are caused by, as their name suggests, viral infections. Specifically, human papillomavirus (HPV), a very common virus. There are more than 70 subtypes of HPV which cause specific types of infections. What causes warts? HPV can enter your skin through open wounds or even little […]

Corns

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Corns Corns are small, thickened sections of skin which have hard centers surrounded by inflamed skin caused by constant stress being applied to the skin of the foot, such as long hours of walking. They are not an infection and do not have roots, contrary to popular belief. What causes […]

Foot Ulcer | Wounds

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Foot Ulcers | Wounds Ulcers don’t only happen in your mouth after an unfortunate mala session. Your feet can develop ulcers too. A foot ulcer is an open wound on the leg or foot, with varying degrees of severity. Milder cases may only affect the surface of the skin, but more severe […]

Dry Cracked Heels | Heel Fissures

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Cracked Heels | Heel Fissures Dry cracked heels, or heel fissures, are closely related to dry skin (anhidrosis). They occur when dry, hard skin breaks open, causing painful cracks that may even bleed. Cracks appear at areas of high pressure, most commonly the heel.  What causes Cracked Heels? Allergic reactions […]

Dry Skin

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Dry Skin Dry skin, or anhidrosis, refers to skin that is thin, brittle or flaky. On the foot, some more serious cases may see some parts of the skin on the foot thickening and even cracking, causing heel fissures. Dry skin may also cause the foot to be more vulnerable to […]

Cellulite

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Cellulite One of the most widely-known and dreaded “skin conditions”. cellulite is the name given to the dimpled appearance of skin usually on the thighs, hips, abdomen, and buttocks. Hormones, age, genetic factors, and dietary and lifestyle habits all contribute to the development of cellulite. What causes Cellulite? A variety of […]

Small Toenail Splitting | Hardening

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Small Toenail Splitting | Small Toenail Hardening As implied in its name, small toenail splitting is when the small toenail splits or in some cases, hardens, like in the photo below. It can be caused by a variety of factors, but direct trauma and excessive pressure are two big culprits. […]