Metropolitan Foot Care P.C.

9413 Flatlands Ave Suite E201, Brooklyn, NY 11236

(718) 502-8789


4050 Junction Blvd Suite 1R, Corona, NY 11368

      (718) 502-9092


4902 Queens Blvd 3rd Floor, Woodside , NY 11377

 (718) 577-5703

Brooklyn Podiatrist

Athlete's Feet

What is it?

Athlete's Feet in Brooklyn

You do not have to be a member of a sports team to get athlete’s foot. In fact you don’t even have to play a sport. The condition itself usually results from an overgrowth of a particular fungus organism. In most cases, the areas between the toes and the arch of the foot are most often involved. Athlete’s foot may appear in different stages, each with its own presentation. For instance, the acute stage may have blisters or have intense itching. In addition, there may be maceration between the toes; and occasional drainage. The chronic condition is characterized more by a dry and scaly appearance and rarely itches. There is some confusion as to how this skin condition can be transmitted but at the present time, the consensus of opinion is that there is some type of contagious capacity. In short, you might be able to catch it from the next guy or gal, so watch your barefoot walking! Occasionally, an athlete’s foot condition will become infected and require more extensive therapy. In actuality, the threat of subsequent infection is probably a prime reason for treating more aggressively the earlier stage of the condition. One might think what is really so bad about a little itching between the toes. Well, by itself, probably not a whole lot. But in those cases where that little itching develops into a more involved complication, then we might be facing a more serious problem which might require a more extensive treatment plan.

What causes it?

The treatment for athlete’s foot depends on the severity of the condition. At the first sign of an athlete’s foot condition, I would recommend a short trial period of a medicinal preparation available at the pharmacy in spray or cream varieties. Following several days use, if the condition persists, I would recommend a visit to the foot specialist. If you have a lower stage infection a stronger topical cream or gel might work. Infections between the toes are a little harder to treat because the area stays moist. This might require a gel and possibly occlusion with saran wrap at night. The vesicular form of athele’s foot is the hardest to treat. Sometime oral medication is used to jump start the treatment. The vesicular form is very contagious and you need to protect those around you. Proper diagnosis and treatment is needed to prevent these conditions from becoming more serious.


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Brooklyn Office

9413 Flatlands Ave Suite E201
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Phone: (718) 502-8789

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Corona Office

4050 Junction Blvd Suite 1R
Corona, NY 11368
Phone: (718) 502-9092

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Woodside Office

4902 Queens Blvd 3rd Floor
Woodside , NY 11377
Phone: (718) 577-5703

Office Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed