Athlete's Foot Specialist

Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates

Podiatrists located in New York, NY & Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Medically known as tinea pedis, athlete’s foot can make your feet so raw and sore, it becomes unbearably painful to wear socks and shoes. If you have an athlete’s foot infection, schedule an examination at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates, located in Upper East Side Manhattan and Bay Ridge of Brooklyn, New York, right away. You can request an athlete’s foot evaluation online, or you can call either location directly to book your visit.

Athlete's Foot Q & A

What causes athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot is a skin infection that occurs when fungal invaders sneak into your skin, often through a small cut or wound. You can come into contact with athlete’s foot-causing organisms by walking barefoot in areas where fungi thrive, such as warm, damp saunas or gym showers.

Developing a painful athlete’s foot infection is also common if you wear sweaty socks and shoes for long periods. It’s even possible to spread athlete’s foot to others. So if you share linens or footwear with someone who has athlete’s foot, the infection can spread to you.

When should I get treatment for athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot can be stubborn to treat and because it’s easily transmittable to others, book an evaluation at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates as soon as you first notice symptoms. The podiatry team encourages you to come in right away if you experience:

  • Scaly rash
  • Itchy skin
  • Chronic dryness
  • Blisters or ulcers
  • Thickened patches

Athlete’s foot can extend beyond the soles of your feet and spread up to the sides of your foot, causing further discomfort. Before your infection gets to this point, get started on treatment at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates.

Which athlete’s foot treatment is best?

Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates personalizes your athlete’s foot treatment plan to the severity of your symptoms and your daily lifestyle. The best type of athlete’s foot treatment can include:

  • Prescription-strength antifungal ointment or lotion
  • Oral antifungal medications
  • Anti-itch creams or powders

Once your podiatrist finds the best athlete’s foot treatment for your specific condition, they spend time counseling you on prevention. Keeping your feet clean and dry, letting your gym shoes air out overnight, and keeping your toenails clipped short can all help reduce your risk of future athlete’s foot issues.

Rest assured, your dedicated podiatrist at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates can help you recover from athlete’s foot, even if you have a complex case or recurring issues.

Get relief from athlete’s foot by starting your treatment plan at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates right away. Book your athlete’s foot exam online or over the phone.