Athlete’s foot is a particular kind of fungal infection that can be transmitted by walking barefoot in warm, moist environments. As a result of the condition, a patient can present a scaly, red rash that itches. Many patients are often curious to know whether or not this foot condition is particularly prevalent in places such as yoga studios. There are several things that you might consider being on the lookout for the next time you go to a yoga studio. Sharing yoga mats with others without properly cleaning them could potentially increase your risk of developing athlete’s foot. Additionally, some yoga studios have locker rooms where individuals can leave their shoes in lockers. However, walking around barefoot in these spaces can significantly increase one’s risk of spreading athlete’s foot. It is best to consider avoiding walking around barefoot in these locker rooms. If you are worried about developing athlete’s foot, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist today. 

Athlete’s foot is an inconvenient condition that can be easily reduced with the proper treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Castillo from Bronx Foot Care.  Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal products
  • Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop

Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning, and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, Athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speak to your podiatrist for a better understanding of the different causes of Athlete’s foot, as well as help in determining which treatment options are best for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Bronx, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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