Pay Attention to Foot Problems: MD Podiatrist

The foot’s complexity means there’s a lot that can go wrong. “Foot problems can range from annoying to devastating,” says Dan Michaels, DPM. “You can have skin problems like athlete’s foot, which is caused by fungus. Or you can have warts, which is a viral infection. These generally are not serious. But certain other skin infections can wreak havoc if left untreated.”
“I suggest to my patients that when you go to your doctor, and you take your clothes off for the exam, make sure you take off your shoes and your socks too. Have the doctor take a look at your feet,” Dr. Michaels says. “it’s important to catch foot problems sooner than later.”