Friday, April 16, 2010

Athlete's Foot

Do you get scaling, itchy, blistered areas on the bottoms of your feet or between your toes? You may have Athlete's Foot, also know as Tinea Pedis. This condition is called by a fungus. Fungus is common in the shoes and socks because they are warm and moist. Over the counter products can be helpful for this condition, but often you need a prescription to kill the fungus. Changing your socks frequently and spraying your shoes out with lysol have also been shown to be helpful. If you think you have this condition, please call 708-763-0580.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Achilles tendonitis

The pain usually occurs at the back of the heel or a little higher up on the back of the ankle. Activities, such as walking or running, aggravate the condition. Often this condition is caused by overuse of the Achilles tendon. For example, "weekend warriors" that start playing a sport without stretching and conditioning prior to playing are at high risk for irritating the Achilles tendon. Common treatments include icing, stretching, padding, immobilization, physical therapy, and medication. Please contact me at 708-763-0580 if you think you have this condition.