Athlete's foot is a common condition for which patients seek treatment at Martin Foot and Ankle. However, for many patients, athlete's foot is frequently not the only issue present.
Recently, Amazon.com has advertised that customers can fill in a form for review and receive a response with treatments, including possible prescription medications. These virtual assessments promote remedies and treatments for issues such as athlete's foot. Unfortunately, individuals completing the online forms receive potential remedy recommendations for conditions like athlete's foot without seeing a physician or specialist for proper evaluation. This is particularly concerning, as not every irritation or flake is athlete's foot.
Many other conditions may present alongside athlete's foot or appear visually similar to the athlete's foot; however, these conditions are often a completely different diagnosis and, as a result, may not be as noticeable right away. That is where our team of knowledgeable podiatrists and caring staff at Martin Foot and Ankle come into play. More serious conditions like basal cell carcinoma and melanoma and issues like allergic reactions, vascular problems, psoriasis, and rashes may often appear like athlete's foot but require entirely different treatments.
When a patient presents to the office with athlete's foot or any other condition, they will receive a comprehensive foot and ankle evaluation by one of our physicians. When the physician performs their initial assessment, they may discover additional issues that require treatment. A patient with athlete's foot, for instance, could also have problems with fungal toenails or plantar warts that could require additional and alternative treatment.
If you have concerns about athlete's foot or any other issues of the foot and ankle, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our experts at Martin Foot and Ankle. Telemedicine visits are available if you cannot be present for an in-person office visit. Your virtual visit allows for the same convenience of an online evaluation with the added benefit of a physician who will see and evaluate any concerns you have and answer any questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (717) 757-3537.