4 Reasons Podiatry and Skin Care Go Together


Winter means dry skin, and without proper care, dry skin means less-than-healthy feet. The team at Your Next Step sees a lot of patients underestimate the connection between skincare and podiatric well-being, so for this blog post, we’ve decided to remedy that!

Below, we’ll examine four of the most prevalent skin conditions that podiatrists treat. With the right information, you can ensure that your skin stays healthy, clean, and complication-free.

Corns and Calluses

  • Corns and calluses, thickened areas of skin that form under friction or pressure, are often addressed by podiatrists.
  • A DPM will remove these hardened layers safely, offering relief and recommending footwear and padding strategies to prevent future occurrences.

Eczema and Dermatitis

  • Conditions such as eczema and dermatitis often afflict the skin of the feet, causing itching and inflammation.
  • Through prescribed topical medications and recommended skincare routines, podiatrists help patients cope with and control these chronic ailments.

Skin Lesions and Melanoma

  • Podiatrists are trained to identify and address skin lesions on the lower extremities.
  • They’ll check for changes in color, texture, and other changes.
  • Those who suffer from diabetes must be particularly cautious with lesions.
  • Regular check-ups can aid in the early detection of potential issues, including melanoma.
  • Timely intervention is crucial for optimal outcomes in managing skin cancer on the feet.

Cracked Heels

The podiatrists at Your Next Step have considerable expertise in structural issues, but they also excel in the treatment and prevention of the skin conditions listed above. Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, Dr. Aliza V. Eisen, and Dr. Cassandra Stache take pride in delivering top-tier treatment to all patients. Struggling with skin issues? We offer early morning and evening appointments, so please feel free to contact us online for more information or to schedule your appointment today!

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