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Skin Conditions Specialist

CFP Physicians Group -  - Family Physician

CFP Physicians Group

Family Physicians & Geriatrics located in Casselberry, FL

Several skin conditions can cause foot irritation, problems, and complications. The foot care experts at CFP Physicians Group in Casselberry, Florida, are ready to diagnose and treat all types of skin conditions affecting the feet, including blisters, athlete’s foot, corns, and calluses. Use the online scheduler, or call the office to book your appointment.

Skin Conditions Q & A

What skin conditions affect the feet?

Skin conditions can affect virtually any part of your foot. Some common examples include: 

Blisters

Blisters are fluid-filled bumps that can occur anywhere on your foot. They usually develop after prolonged irritation. Blisters often happen if you don’t wear socks while wearing shoes or if your shoes don’t fit properly.

Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the feet, often affecting the skin between your toes. It can also occur on the sides and tops of the feet.

Plantar warts

Plantar warts are hard warts on the soles of your feet. Often, plantar warts are flat or almost flat because you push them inside your feet as you walk. Plantar warts frequently occur in clusters. 

Calluses

Calluses are rough, hard patches of skin composed of old skin cells. They can occur because of continued friction. Ill-fitting shoes and not wearing socks are two leading causes of calluses. Usually, calluses form on the bottom of your feet.

Corns

Corns are small hardened areas of skin. Usually, corns grow on non-weight bearing areas such as the tops of your toes. Corns can be quite painful when you push on them. 

You can also develop other skin problems, especially if you have a chronic disease like diabetes. Many people with diabetes experience immune system difficulties that lead to poor wound healing and skin breakdown if wounds aren’t treated.

How do you diagnose skin conditions of the feet?

The experienced medical care providers at CFP Physicians Group perform a comprehensive foot exam, carefully observing skin abnormalities while reviewing your recent symptoms. 

In some cases, you might need diagnostic skin testing, which simply involves scraping a tiny amount of skin for laboratory testing. Usually, a clinical exam allows your experienced providers to make a diagnosis right away. 

How are skin conditions of the feet treated?

Skin condition treatment depends on the particular problem and its cause. Your treatment at CFP Physicians Group may include:


  • Topical creams or ointments
  • Oral medication, like antibiotics or antifungals
  • Debriding (dead skin removal)
  • Foot pads 
  • Liquid nitrogen to freeze warts
  • Wound care, including bandaging


The CFP Physicians Group offers customized care for all skin conditions in the feet, so they’ll design a solution that gets you walking and running again fast. 

Book your foot care appointment by calling CFP Physicians Group, or clicking the online appointment maker.