What Does Athlete’s Foot Look Like?

Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a common fungal infection affecting the feet. It is caused by various fungi that thrive in warm, moist environments and can spread quickly through contact with contaminated surfaces or an infected person. Communal areas like gym locker rooms or public pools are often hotspots for transmission.

Despite its name, athlete’s foot is not exclusive to athletes. It can affect anyone, but some people are at increased risk, such as those who sweat heavily, wear tight-fitting shoes, or walk barefoot in public places.

If you suspect you may have athlete’s foot, contact Missouri Foot & Ankle for a prompt diagnosis and effective treatment.

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