What Is Athlete’s Foot?
What Are The Symptoms Of Athlete’s Foot?
- A scaly and raw looking rash
- Foot pain
- Dry skin on the soles of the feet
- Peeling skin on the soles of the feet
- Cracked skin on the heels
How Do I Treat Athlete’s Foot?
- Medicated creams
To schedule best foot care treatment with our licensed Chiropodists (foot specialists), use the booking form below or call 416-769-FEET(3338).
Our Toronto foot clinic is open Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm. You do not need a referral to become a patient at our foot clinic.
What Causes Athlete’s Foot?
- Sharing mats, rugs, bed linens, clothes, or footwear with someone who has athlete’s foot or a related dermatophyte infection like jock itch or ringworm
- Walking barefoot in contaminated areas such as public locker rooms, saunas, swimming pools, and communal showers
- Having a fungal infection elsewhere on your body, i.e. jock itch
- Sweaty feet: damp socks or tight fitting shoes, especially those made of non-breathable materials, exacerbate moisture levels and make feet more habitable for fungus
How Do I Prevent Athlete’s Foot?
- Thoroughly dry between your toes after a bath or shower
- Change socks regularly, even multiple times a day if your feet get very sweaty
- Spend time barefoot to let your feet air out as much as possible when you’re home
- Make sure your shoes dry after each use and alternate shoes throughout the week
- Wear well-ventilated shoes and avoid shoes made of non-breathable synthetic materials such as vinyl or rubber
- Always wear sandals or shoes when visiting public pools, showers, and lockers rooms
- Be cautious when sharing shoes or towels
Book an appointment for athlete’s foot
You do not need a referral to become a patient at our foot clinic. Schedule an appointment by using the Appointment Request form below or phoning the clinic at 416-769-FEET(3338).