Monday, 03 August 2015 00:00

Chinese Army to Change Footwear to Increased Cases of Athlete’s Foot

fungal-toenail2The Chinese Army has been working to eliminate the current footwear for their troops because they have poor ventilation that causes Athlete’s foot among their army personnel. The army has been using these shoes since their time in Vietnam; however they have become less popular over the years because they leave the feet vulnerable to many problems. Officer Man Xiangdong has helped designed replacement shoes that are “anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and odor resistant.” In addition to reducing the amount of athlete’s foot within the army, the shoes offer better ankle support.

Athlete’s foot is an inconvenient condition that can be easily reduced with the proper treatment. If you are concerned about your athlete’s foot contact one of our podiatrists of Achilles Foot and Ankle Group, LLC. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal products
  • Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop

Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speaking to your podiatrist will give you a better understanding of the different causes of athlete’s foot, as well as helping you figure out which treatment options are best for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in North Bergen and Jersey City, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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