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Neuhaus Foot & Ankle’s library of information includes articles describing common foot and ankle ailments that can be helped with home remedies or might need medical attention. Read important information on your specific foot injury.

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Treatment for Athletes Foot

How to Treat Athlete’s Foot Athlete’s Foot is a common foot problem and it occurs due to fungus. If you are suffering from Athlete’s Foot, your skin may itch and have a scaly appearance. It can cause painful blisters to develop on the feet, and you may suffer from soreness. It…

Treating Foot Warts

Treating Foot Warts What to Expect with Acid Treatment of Warts Leave the band-aid on for at least 4 hours following application of the acid. You will experience very little pain in the office or the first couple of hours following the visit. It is NORMAL to have pain the…

Skin Lesions

Lesions of the Feet Skin lesions refer to any variation in skin color or texture anywhere on the body. Some skin lesions are present at birth, such as moles, freckles, or birthmarks. Others are acquired over time, such as acne, warts, allergies, sunburn, or abrasions. Most skin lesions are harmless. However, it…

Psoriasis

Characteristics and Treatment Options Psoriasis is a common, chronic, and recurrent inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by round, reddish, dry scaley patches covered by grayish-white or silvery-white scales. Lesions are most commonly found on the nails, scalp, elbows, shins and feet. In the foot, psoriasis can be difficult to distinguish…

Plantar Warts

What is a Plantar Wart? What is a Plantar Wart? A wart is a small growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but typically they appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Plantar warts…

Kaposi’s Sarcoma

AIDS-Related Foot Lesions Kaposi’s Sarcoma is a cancerous lesion that can occur on the soles of the feet. The disease is usually associated with HIV infection and/or AIDS. The lesion is irregular in shape and has a purplish, reddish, or bluish-black appearance. Kaposi’s Sarcoma lesions tend to spread and form large…

Foot Warts

Foot Warts and Plantar Warts Foot warts are usually harmless, but they can be painful. Foot warts often are mistaken for corns or calluses.  A wart is different from a corn or callus, however. Corns and calluses are caused by some sort of irritation. They are basically just places where the skin builds…

Foot Blisters

Causes and Remedies of Blisters Most blisters on the feet are caused by friction and do not require medical attention. New skin will form underneath the affected area and the fluid built up in the blister is simply absorbed back into the tissue. You can soothe ordinary blisters with Vitamin…

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy Used for Wart Treatment Cryotherapy is a standard treatment for warts that uses a very cold substance (usually liquid nitrogen) to freeze and deaden the tissue. Cryotherapy can be done in a doctor’s office and takes less than a minute. During the procedure, the doctor applies the liquid nitrogen to the wart…

Corns and Calluses

Symptoms and Descriptions of Corns and Calluses Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet. The friction…